There is one topic that always seems to garner heated discussion within American households: healthcare. The industry itself has become a staple in political debates as well as discussions regarding economics and sociology. Regardless of the different stances one can take on healthcare as a whole, one thing is for sure–we need it. The fact is, U.S. per capita health-care spending nearly quadrupled from 1980 to 2018, and in many cities, health-care prices vary widely for the same service. At this point, most Americans would agree that something about the system by which our healthcare runs needs a change. That is where Mahipal Brahambhatt comes in.
Mahipal is a DevOps engineer working at Change Healthcare. He is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining systems and processes that enable the smooth and efficient delivery of healthcare services. He has been working closely with healthcare providers, patients, and other stakeholders to understand their needs and ensure that the IT systems being developed meet those needs. By working to improve and optimize healthcare IT systems continuously, Mahipal plays a critical role in ensuring that Change Healthcare can deliver the highest quality of care to its patients.
Mahipal and his team at Change Healthcare work tirelessly to implement automation and continuous delivery pipelines to improve the speed and reliability of healthcare IT systems. This update in technological advancements is expected to be revolutionary within the industry of healthcare in the United States.
Automation has been revolutionizing many industries. However, healthcare has been found to be slower than most to adopt automation. This process helps improve patient outcomes by supporting technological advancements, making processes more efficient and effective. Common examples of healthcare automation currently include sending text messages to patients reminding them of upcoming appointments. Automation can also warn clinicians of known contraindications and interactions for drugs by accessing a database.
“Automation will become an essential part of human life in the near future,” explains Mahipal. “This will be a great tool that will enable us to work on more critical inventions instead of repeating the same work every day.” He urges the industry forward with the utilization of these advancements as he develops and maintains infrastructure as code, using tools such as Terraform and Ansible, to make it easier to deploy and manage healthcare IT systems.
By working alongside healthcare IT professionals, Mahipal is able to design and implement secure and compliant systems that meet the needs of healthcare organizations. Without automation, and Mahipal’s role in this industry, the stuttering of growth within healthcare systems could slow to a stop altogether. His revolutionary expertise is shaking up healthcare as a whole, as he is focused on accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system through the power of the Change Healthcare Platform.
These changes are integral to the growing and changing industry of health care services in the United States. Technology is shifting and this industry must be able to keep up. Mahipal hopes that his knowledge and hard work with Change Healthcare will be able to spearhead the charge into change, for a better, national healthcare industry.