People today have become increasingly conscious of their health and wellbeing. There is a growing demand for quality healthcare which has, in turn, strengthened spending on medical services. The growth rate has been quite stable, and a survey of the current industry trends show potential for further growth.
Health information management is one of the most essential and important parts of a healthcare system. This system helps in keeping a record of electronic and paper based information to cater to good quality medical services. It basically consists of organizing, acquiring and maintaining medical based information. This information can be stored either in the form of writing or in a compute. In whatever way we decide to store this data, it should be done efficiently so that it helps organisations provide high quality healthcare services.
This HIM industry is also responsible for evaluation and coordination of information with experts and physicians about treatment. This includes administration of medication at the right time, retaining or discharging the patient and keeping a check if a patient is given proper treatment. The HIM industry is now transitioning from the conventional paper based system to an electronic system where all the information will be easily available and organised.
When we think medical coding, the one name that stands out from the rest is Dr Santosh Guptha, a trained, certified and a highly-experienced medical coder, biller and auditor. He is the man credited with creating a rewarding healthcare business outsourcing industry in India. He is the man behind Medesun Healthcare solutions.
Dr Guptha trained at AHIMA-USA and went on to become a certified medical coder. The introduction of the International Classification of Diseases 10th version (ICD-10) marked a decisive change to his career. Dr Santosh Guptha is a pioneer in ICD-10 training in India and an ICD-10 ambassador to AHIMA academy.