Health is wealth! In most of the developed countries of the world, Health Informatics is transforming the science and delivery of healthcare while improving clinical and socio-economic outcomes. This paradigm shift in medicine is radically changing how medicine is practiced at a much advanced and will permeate all over the world.
With the advent of portable and intelligent electronic health records, telemedicine and mHealth capabilities, transformed traditional care and remote care is becoming the standard of care globally, and especially in developed countries. Incorporation of these innovations in healthcare delivery to take healthcare to visionary level is more commonly known as “eHealth”, – a means to ensure that the right health information is provided to the right personnel at the right place and time in a secure, electronic form to optimize the quality and efficiency of health care delivery, research, education and knowledge. The role of properly designed HICT that is sensitive to the population, culture, and economics, to reduce morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenses cannot be overemphasized.