Making Oncology Care More Effective With Data Analytics

Karkinos Healthcare CIO on Leveraging Data Analytics for Precision Oncology
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, CIO, Karkinos Healthcare

Precision medicine is fast becoming more mainstream, particularly in oncology. This approach involves developing a customized treatment plan for patients based on their unique genetic profile through gene sequencing, which requires thorough understanding and interpretation of data patterns.

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Karkinos Healthcare is a specialist end-to-end technology-led healthcare platform focused on oncology. While technologies such as AI and analytics can help dig deeper into the genome data, CIO Arvind Sivaramakrishnan warns against organizations creating cumbersome transaction systems in their enthusiasm to collect data for analytics.

Sivaramakrishnan recommends focusing on workflows and front-end systems to gather the right degree of structural information. "Clinicians' existing workflows should not be changed to collect more data, or else the user experience may suffer, and clinicians may not share the data that IT needs," he said.

In this video interview conducted at Information Security Media Group's Bengaluru Cybersecurity Summit, Sivaramakrishnan discusses:

  • Leveraging data and analytics for precision medicine;
  • Challenges around over collection of data;
  • Importance of user-friendly transaction and front-end systems for better adoption.

Sivaramakrishnan has more than 25 years of experience with expertise in healthcare IT domain in India and the U.S. Prior to joining Karkinos Healthcare, he served as the group CIO at Apollo Hospitals and its group companies for nearly 12 years. At Karkinos, he is responsible for driving the company's IT strategy and designing its digital road map.

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Shipra Malhotra

Shipra Malhotra

Managing Editor, ISMG

Malhotra has more than two decades of experience in technology journalism and public relations. She writes about enterprise technology and security-related issues and has worked at, Dataquest and The Indian Express.

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