Last year I had the opportunity of listening to a senior Healthcare technology executive on his vision for the growth of digital health in India. Since then I have made it a point to pick his brain on all things healthcare. I am delighted that he has agreed for a short interview with us and […]
Machine Learning and Big Data are certainly the two pivots around which Healthcare would be delivered in the future, Things are going to be no different in India. On the other hand I think the use of these advanced technologies are the only way out to secure access to care of the billion plus in the […]
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US finally resorted to what it knows best, control an epidemic. This time they used a bazooka to hunt a fly literally. On September the 10th after more than 50 cases of local transmission of Zika in Florida, the CDC and the Miami-Dade county took the decision […]
Wearable and smart devices continue to enter into mainstream healthcare and are moving beyond just fancy gadgets to devices that will really help us improve health parameters. Recently I read this report from Verto Analytics, which shows the adoption of fitness trackers in the US. Interestingly Fitbit dominates this space, followed by devices like Samsung […]
India ranks 135 in the new health index based on the sustainable development goals. In a new study by the collaboration of the global burden if disease, ranks India ahead of Pakistan but behind Syria. Iceland ranks the highest at 80 and Central African Republic at 20 is the lowest. India’s score is 42. India continues […]
The one thing I try to do in my life is bring about balance. Excess of anything is bad and so is paucity. Recently I was at a gym undergoing a trial session to understand how the training might help me. The one thing the instructor, a national level rugby player emphasized was drink at […]
When I was in school, my good friend Ankur told me something very interesting. He said students in the American School in Delhi had an advisory not to come out in the morning between 8-10 AM and in the evening between 4-6 PM. He remarked that it was because of the pollution on the streets […]
Coronary Heart Disease is a lethal condition which affects 30 million people in India. Last year there were almost 2,00,000 heart surgeries performed in the country. Traditionally doctors treating Coronary Heart Disease look for certain facts including Cholesterol Level High Blood Pressure Smoking Diabetes
GE Healthcare continues to build on the work that it has done in India. If you would recall, we had covered the launch of the portable CT Scan and the low cost infant warmer from GE Healthcare earlier. Yesterday GE Healthcare launched Five.Eight , a Healthcare accelerator for Startups in India.
I had the opportunity to witness the first ever GE Predix conference in India, Predix the Future, at the Jack Welch Technology Center in Bengaluru today. GE is one of the most fascinating companies in the world, born out of science, mathematics and innovation symbolised by its founder Thomas Alva Edison.