Last year we had surveyed more than 100 dentists in India, mostly from the metros. Based on the responses we had released a report, that was published by the Indian Dental Association in their newsletter. We are very excited to announce that we have completed the surveys this tear as well and will be publishing […]


Sleep apnea is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders. It is most often caused by an obstruction in the respiratory tract, preventing air from entering the lungs. People with untreated sleep apnea choke during their sleep and even wake up due to this, which disrupts the sleeping pattern. The disruption in the supply of […]


Recently we came to know about an interesting incident at a corporate wellness camp. The health workers recording the vital statistics of the participants were making key mistakes in recording the observations. A good example was the height of one of the participants was recorded wrongly as 147 centimeters instead of 157. Immediately the participant […]


Healthcare records are a subject for an engaging discussion across the world. In India, we are just seeing the beginning of this debate. On one hand, many corporate hospitals have taken concrete measures to collect, maintain and drive insights from patient health records. While on the other hand valuable data is either not stored properly or […]


There are more than 20,000 registered startups in India. While Fintech and e-commerce dominate the space, there is an increasing number of startups emerging in the healthcare space. Today organizations like Practo and Portea have become the poster children for healthcare space. While the focus is on funding, in my opinion, what startups need is […]


One of the biggest challenges in India today is that the pattern of diseases is changing quite significantly. Earlier it was not very uncommon to see a large number of Indian citizens dying in the ancient and medieval era and even the British data due to causes like epidemics. A good example was the Spanish […]


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 […]


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 […]

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