Key Focus Areas

Key Focus Areas

KCDO Digital Oncology Framework

KCDO’s vision is to help NCG and NCG hospitals leverage Digital Health technologies to meaningfully improve cancer care across India. To achieve its vision, KCDO has a broad set of focus areas to help NCG, NCG Hospitals and other key ecosystem partners. Click links below to learn more.
Cancer Prevention
Cancer Prevention
Preventive care models
  • Patient engagement tools for awareness and education
  • Vaccination / immunization tracking
  • Population health analytics
  • Disease registries
Early Screening & Detection
  • Downstaging & preventive screening
  • Tools for risk assessment
  • New technologies (incl. AI/ML) for early detection
Screening & Diagnosis
Screening & Diagnosis
  • Radiology Information System (RIS)
  • PACS Systems
  • Image analytics, diagnosis and clinical decision support
  • Equipment utilization & device monitoring
Diagnostic Pathology
  • Workload optimization
  • Prognosis & prediction
  • Point-of-care diagnostics
  • Image analytics & clinical decision support
In-patient Cancer Treatment
In-patient Cancer Treatment
Hospital EMR & Care Management
  • In-patient EMR / EHR solution
  • HMIS / Patient Accounting
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Clinical Decision support
  • Patient portal
  • Reporting, BI & Analytics
  • Clinical Trials & Cancer Research
Cancer Care Enablers
  • Tumor Board management
  • Physician engagement & education
Outpatient & Ancillary Cancer Treatment
Outpatient & Ancillary Cancer Treatment
Clinic EMR & Care Management
  • Clinic EMR / HMIS solution
  • Care pathways and patient navigation systems
  • Survivorship care plans
  • Traditional, Complimentary and Integrative Medicine
  • Patient education tools
Ancillary Care Setting
  • Care coordination with ancillary care providers e.g., labs, home care agencies, physiotherapist
Home care, Palliative  & Survivorship Care
Home care, Palliative & Survivorship Care
Home and Hospice Care
  • Tele-medicine e.g., audio, video
  • Remote patient monitoring e.g., health devices, IoT
  • Stakeholder engagement – patient, caregivers, relatives, social circles
Patient Engagement
  • Patient education
  • Medication adherence
  • Care pathways and patient navigation systems
  • Automated follow up / scheduling
Digital Health Best Practices
Digital Health Best Practices
  • Identify Digital Health best practices and disseminate them across NCG hospitals
  • Conduct webinars, symposiums and other digital health events for sharing learnings and outcomes
Healthcare Data Management
Healthcare Data Management
  • Data storage standards incl. security, encryption, access
  • Data sharing / interoperability standards incl. ABDM compliance
  • Patient & disease registries
Healthcare Analytics and AI/ML
Healthcare Analytics and AI/ML
  • Clinical quality measures / KPIs, e.g., treatment efficacy, adverse drug reactions, mortality
  • Financial & operational metrics e.g., length of stay, treatment costs
  • Patient reported outcomes (PROs)
Digital Health Infrastructure
Digital Health Infrastructure
  • Core IT infrastructure, e.g., internet, security, backup, DRP
  • Cloud storage / management
  • Tele-medicine / Remote monitoring
  • IT & Digital Health manpower and technical capabilities
Training & Capacity Building
Training & Capacity Building
  • Online / hybrid clinical training
  • Online collaboration platform / tools for doctors, nurses
  • Foundational training in IT & Digital Health
Digital Health Companies
Digital Health Companies
Academic & Research institutions
Academic & Research institutions
Pharma / Life Science Companies
Pharma / Life Science Companies
Ancillary Care Providers
Ancillary Care Providers (Labs, Physio, Home health)
Government, Health Insurance & Consumers
Government, Health Insurance & Consumers

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KCDO Near-term Priority Areas

  • Establish overall KCDO organization and Digital Health teams
  • Engage closely to NCG hospitals to develop joint Digital Health priority areas
  • Partner with EMR companies to promote use of Electronic Medical Records in NCG Hospitals
  • Support roll-out of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)
  • Learn and document best practices in Digital Health across NCG network and global best practices
  • Conduct knowledge session, webinars, and other events to spread aware in Digital Health
  • Develop capacity building programs in Digital Health for front-line NCG healthcare provider and hospital administration
  • Initiative collaborations with ecosystems partners