Looks to revamp IT infra and leverage technology to help doctors take faster and better decisions.
Kapil Mehrotra has taken over as the CIO of Artemis Hospitals, a healthcare venture by the promoters of the Apollo Tyres Group. The Group presently has two hospitals, in Gurgaon, Haryana and Dwarka, New Delhi. Mehrotra, who comes from Apollo Munich Life Insurance where he was VP-IT, will be heading IT for both the hospitals.
Although Mehrotra has not completed even a fortnight in his new position, he has already listed his top priority areas.
“My top priority would be to replace IT infrastructure that is nearing end of life. There are around 400 desktops and about 150 laptops that need replacement. Besides, there are 44 physical servers that urgently require virtualization,” says Mehrotra.
He is also aggressively looking for a cloud-based application for online appointment with doctors.
“We are looking for vendors who could help us with such a product. If we fail to source it from the market, we would have to build it in-house,” says Mehrotra.
Mehrotra also wants to upgrade the existing PACS (Picture archiving and communication system). Currently, the solution provides JPEG images to doctors. By upgrading the system, doctors will be able to view real images in colour.
“This will enable doctors to get a better view of the images and take faster and better decisions,” avers Mehrotra.
With the Apollo Group planning to add more hospitals to the existing two facilities, Mehrotra is all set to align IT with future growth.
“I will be soon presenting the case for IT for FY 2014-15 to the top management. My mandate is to align the IT operations with the future business growth of the company,” he adds
Mehrotra has over 16 years of experience in IT applications, infrastructure, service delivery, strategy, budgeting, information security, resourcing, team management, product evaluation and planning.
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