Life expectancy has gone up in India. But are people able to live fully functional lives ? Is the quality of life improving as medical technology keeps more Indians alive year after year ? To answer some of these questions the WHO has started calculating Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), or healthy life expectancy,  to […]


Serene Senior Care, a leading senior housing operator in India, is being purchased by Seattle-based Columbia Pacific, owner of Columbia Asia Hospital Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare providers in Asia. With this, Columbia Pacific will undergo a significant expansion of its India senior housing portfolio over the next five years.Columbia Pacific, a […]


Last week I wrote about the importance of co-existence of regulations and accreditation in the healthcare system. This week I want to talk a little bit about ICHA and its mission. I have had the opportunity to work in and witness first hand, at close quarters, nearly all the systems and stakeholders in healthcare both […]


Women are the backbone of the family as homemakers, as well as, employees in the workforce. Since they are often engaged in taking care of home and their work places, most of them ignore their routine health check-up, unless a situation warrants it. As a country we continue to turn to males in the family […]


You too can save a life. And for this you don’t need a medical degree. Simple knowledge about ‘Basic Life Support’ (BLS) techniques can go a long way in saving lives in emergency situations. Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeswanthpur conducted a session of BLS Training program for new police recruits at the Traffic Training Institute […]


Hyderabad City is among the first cities to have adopted a safer infusion therapy system for patients to avoid any infections acquired in hospitals, especially in ICUs. This is significant as Hyderabad probably has the largest number of per capita beds as compared to other large cities in India.


Technology has been impacting medical diagnosis over the last few decades. The medical devices industry has been developing computer-assisted interventions and robotic systems which are aimed to improve patient care and enhance overall healthcare outcomes. But at the same time there has been an increasing demand for more safe, efficient and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures. […]


Unprecedented levels of discontent among all stakeholders in healthcare have overshadowed the achievements and leapfrogging technological progress in this arena. The crying need for succor is a clarion call for a total overhaul and paradigm shift. The chasm, between what exists and what is desired is too vast for piecemeal solutions to suffice. A critique […]


There is tons of information that is available on the internet. Digital transformation has ensured that now it is available anywhere, anytime leveraging channels like mobile and cloud. Healthcare and medical information is no exception. Today many scientific papers including medical reports are published daily. According to data from PubMed and Stanford, there are more […]


Leading standalone health insurer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (GPARM), instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD) and recognized as the hallmark of excellence worldwide. The award was conferred on the health insurer for its robust risk management practice and steadfast focus on identifying and averting […]