We have made tremendous progress in our understanding of healthcare patterns in India. This understanding has been employed in improving certain key parameters. A good example is life expectancy at birth for the Indians.


Finding motivation the time and energy is hard, but it is a lot easier with a fitness tracker. Whereas radical changes in lifestyle and diets never work as sometimes they are too drastic. Fitness trackers on the other hand support fitness and weight reduction by assisting you to attain small victories. Fitness trackers translate all […]


Diabetes is the clear and present danger for Indian patients. According to reports, almost 50 Million people in India have Diabetes today and the number is actually much higher, it’s just that most people are not aware that they are Diabetic as yet. Some time ago we had carried a detailed interview with Dr. V […]


Healthcare startups continue to develop in the Indian ecosystem, looking to build solutions can would improve care outcomes in the country. Many of these startups are incubated by larger organizations who are looking to support innovation and creativity in the healthcare space.   Philips HealthWorks is holding its first Bangalore cohort as part of their […]


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 […]


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 […]


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality has the potential to transform key areas in healthcare. Medical Education, Rehabilitation, supply chain the list is endless and what is limiting us is our own imagination. Last week I was speaking at the IT Healthcare Summit on the potential for VR/AR to transform healthcare. I also shared my views […]


Traditionally Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with soft bones leading to skeletal deformities and a medical condition called rickets. This vitamin is essential for strong bones because it helps the body absorb calcium from the diet. Research over the years has also proven that vitamin d is protecting us against a host of other […]

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