“As if it is not hard enough. We started with a cadaver on the first day of medical college and got out with an advanced speciality degree. We cannot be expected to learn computers too.”
What seems like a popular joke elicits a hearty chuckle from a room full of doctors. They are in a symposium on health informatics in Delhi in mid-January, where Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is trying to bridge the chasm that has always existed among physicians, information technology providers and the health ministry officials.
In a series of presentations that follow, the doctors are told that they may not like it but they cannot escape technology for too long.