Health Information Systems in India: Challenges and way forward

For the seamless functioning of health care systems and its sustainability, complete and reliable information is essential. Given India’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), this paper authored by Dr. Shyama Nagarajan( Managing Director, SahaManthran), Dr. Shruti Tripathi (Economist, NIPFP), and  Rachna Sharma (Consultant, NIPFP) explore the current HIS of India and understands its completeness and usefulness given the inter-national standards. Article further describes various issues pertaining to data collection, definition, analysis and dissemination at national, sub-national and institutional level, where do India lag and what can be done to develop a seamless HIS for India.

Conflict-of-Interest in Anesthesiology

Conflict-of-Interest in Anesthesiology: Conflict-of-Interest (COI) is omnipresent in medical science and the field of Anesthesiology is no exception. Though COI issues are known for a century and well entrenched in healthcare, its common understanding and awareness in Anesthesiology is severely limited. In order to avoid eventuality of misconduct and legal retribution arising out of ignorance, the authors Dr. Amitabh Dutta, Sr. Consultant and Dr. Prabhat Choudhary, Consultant Anesthesia, Sir Gangaram Hospital;  have comprehensively elaborated methods to address impact of COI in Anaesthesiology  in the Yearbook of Anesthesiology-7. SahaManthran appreciates the justice done by the authors on such a complicated topic, such as COI. Dr Dutta, is also the Current Overview and Outcome Oversight (CO3) of SahaManthran.