Premkumar Balaraman

Work place: School of Management, SRM University, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026, INDIA



Research Interests: Social Computing, Social Information Systems


Premkumar.B has rich experience in IT, Manufacturing and Banking industry. He has presented Management Research papers Management at International / National level seminars and symposiums and also conducted Team building and soft skills programs for the Corporate. Currently he is serving as Assistant Professor with School of Management, SRM University, Chennai, INDIA. His research interests includes, Cross Cultural Management, Stress Management, E - Commerce, Hospital Management, Social Research.

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E –Hospital Management & Hospital Information Systems – Changing Trends

By Premkumar Balaraman Kalpana Kosalram

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2013

The rapid growth in Information & Communication Technology (ICT), and the power of Internet has strongly impacted the business and service delivery models of today’s global environment. E-Hospital Management Systems provide the benefits of streamlined operations, enhanced administration & control, superior patient care, strict cost control and improved profitability. Globally accepted health care systems need to comply with Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards of the US and that has become the norm of the Healthcare industry when it comes to medical records management and patient information privacy. The study is focused on understanding the performance indicators of Hospital information systems (HIS), summarizing the latest commonly agreed standards and protocols like Health Level Seven (HL7) standards for mutual message exchange, HIS components, etc… The study is qualitative and descriptive in nature and most of the data is based on secondary sources of survey data. To arrive at a conclusive idea of the larger picture on E- Hospital Management and Hospital information systems, existing survey data and specific successful case studies of HIS are considered in the study. With so many customized versions of E – hospital management solutions (E – HMS) and Hospital Information systems (HIS) available in the market, a generic module wise version of E – Hospital management system is charted out to give a clear understanding for researchers and industry experts. From the specific successful case studies analyzed in the study, the success factors and challenges faced in successful E-HMS implementation are highlighted. Some of the mandatory standards like HIPAA are discussed in detail for clarity on Healthcare system implementation requirements.

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E-Commerce Evaluation and E Business Trends

By Premkumar Balaraman Kalpana Kosalram

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2012

E–Commerce in recent times has exploded many folds due to the invention of new Information and Communication (ICT) technologies and applications. Business models of today are highly depending upon internet based transaction and trading platforms, use of Web portals and mobile applications. Proposition of new business models sans the inclusion of internet and their application has become almost impossible for business. Business data pertaining to E Commerce has become highly valuable in recent times. Social networking websites, sharing of product data and its reviews in blogs paves ways for promoting business in new methods. There is need to develop metrics to assess the strength of E Commerce penetration in Business and also evaluate the various E Commerce platforms. Use of E business tools for data analysis, prediction and decision making has become the latest order of the day. Changing trends in E business has a drastic impact on the organizations depending upon internet based applications for handling its business processes and day to day transactions.

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