Health Insurance is an emerging sector in India. Though the growth is encouraging but a study in 2014 found out that, more than 80% of Indians are not covered under any health insurance plan, and only 18 % (government funded 12%) of the urban population and 14% (government funded 13%) of the rural population was covered under any form of health […]


Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) prevalence in India has risen four-fold in the past four decades. Indians are succumbing to heart disease and stroke in the most productive years of their lives; about a decade earlier than their western counterparts. Rapid acquisition of adverse lifestyles like smoking, physical inactivity, improper diet, stress etc, especially among the […]


By 2030 India alone will account for 60 percent of the world’s cardiac patients, nearly four times its share of the world’s population. The major reason for these alarming statistics is lack of awareness towards ‘healthy’ lifestyle and the lack of knowledge of few simple steps that can be taken during emergency or before reaching […]


A properly designed clinical trial forms a necessary part of successful drug development. To design and execute an efficient trial necessitates understanding collaboration and esteem of a multi disciplinary team. Recently I came across a book, ‘A Quick Guide to Clinical Trials’. The book investigates the fundamentals of studies and to familiarize the anyone new […]


As Indian healthcare system embraces digital and other advanced technologies, there is increasing concern among security experts on the patient data privacy and data security. There are instances of breach, for example in December 2016 almost 35,000 patient records were hacked into from a diagnostic lab in Mumbai. With new concepts like connected care, the […]


Did you know that US based healthcare organizations spent about USD 93 Billion over the last five years in just data sharing costs? Healthcare data can be complex – in part due to the non-linear nature of diagnosis and treatment, and also due to differing healthcare standards across regions in the world. Additionally, data privacy and other […]


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown tremendous promise in healthcare. Already care providers are using AI to detect cancer and improve care outcomes. Now AI has another use case, detection and management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers could predict with precision which risk babies ended up autism by using AI  to decode brain scans. Detecting […]