Last year I had the opportunity to lead a panel at the Philips Digital Health Conclave in Bangalore. We discussed in depth all things Digital health and one of the key discussion points was how Digital India was helping healthcare. Most of the discussion at the panel was around three parameters, cost , accessibility and […]


Recent my mother was visiting me at Bangalore and she has been a diabetic since the age of 44. She recently was advised to move from oral hypoglycemics to Insulin. As she prepared to leave, she took a dose of Insulin as she does normally and entered the airport. Halfway through to the gate, she […]


In the evening of 14th March 2000,I was doing some research on the impact of weather on health outcomes. I did find some credible information from sites in the UK, Germany and Japan. But I found a total lack of any information on health outcomes from sites in India.


Finally some validation for us Tennis players. Playing tennis can help you live longer according to a study by Oxford and some researchers in Finland and Australia. The study was conducted over a period of 9 years over a pool of 80,000 people mostly of Scottish and English descent. These people consisted of 52% women […]


Healthcare in India is at an exciting phase in its evolution. On one side we have government policy that has ensured that standards have been set for EMR, medical Records and Standards, while on the other hand we see very large hospitals adopting digital in order to increase access and improve care outcomes.  But the […]


Diabetes is often considered a disease of the new modern world. Often it is associated with stress and our killer sedentary lifestyle similar to one I am leading as I write this piece out for Healthcare India. My grandfather had diabetes, so does my father and most probably I will have it and it is […]


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 […]