Enterprise Architecture and Technology Driven Innovation to meet Healthcare Business Goals

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Ramalingeswara Rao Balla, Enterprise Architect, Tata Consultancy Services

Enterprise Architecture and Technology Driven Innovation to meet Healthcare Business Goals

Ramalingeswara Rao Balla, Enterprise Architect, Tata Consultancy Services

As technology trends continue to expand the horizons of Health sciences, health applications and medical devices integrations, it is evident that we are entering a new era of healthcare (Health 2.0). The discipline and principles of Enterprise Architecture (EA), including TOGAF9 is critical in healthcare to develop standardized vocabulary and messaging that results in better patient care and health outcomes, streamlined business practices and innovation within the industry. The growing technology trends is giving the healthcare industry a much-needed upgrade, from medical translation tools to cutting edge lifestyle monitoring mobile apps and are influencing the EA, as EA is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise.

Architecture styles such as Globally Controlled and Locally Managed Architecture (GCLM), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Multi-Tenancy plays a key role in EA reference architecture for healthcare to enable Patient Health Information (PHI) to be available within the boundaries of the care organization and with relevant stakeholders using (HIE) with appropriate data privacy and security measures.

This session bring out EA driven innovation in Healthcare is promising to offer low healthcare costs, wellness measures and improved patient treatment. The key aspects are:
•    Patients having access to their medical records from various kinds of devices
•    Leverage social networking to connect physicians with other physicians and consultants
•    Leverage cloud computing and SaaS model to reduce costs and provide quality care
•    Lifestyle Mobile apps and gadgets aim to help people stay active, sleep well and eat healthy
•    Integrated patients medical consultations(Telemedicine) online and over the phone
•    Electronic physician order entry and prescriptions to reduce errors and improve clinical service quality
•    Voice recognition and voice translation capability in the mobile app for effective  communication between patients and doctors


Ramalingeswara Rao Balla (Ram) is TCS enterprise Architect certified in TOGAF9 and PMP.  Ram is responsible for architecting, designing and technology planning in HiTech industry vertical at TCS. Earlier he played the role of critical product and solutions lead architect in healthcare in TCS. Ram is a CFT member and mentor for aspiring architects. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.

 

 

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