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 […]


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 […]


India has some amazing digital transformation stories. If we look at the leading banks in India, their adoption of digital is comparable to the best in the world. Similar situation with Indian media and telecom companies. But it comes to healthcare we still do have catching up to do. Full Service Digital Firm,  D Yellow […]


  Healthcare ecosystem in India is still evolving. Considering the diverse landscape in India, various technologies have been considered for increasing access and improving the care outcomes. In this context Telemedicine continues to be a relevant discussion and one that many feel will ultimately solve our issues with care specially in the rural parts of […]


A connected health ecosystem is not only good for the patient but also good for the healthcare providers. In other industries there have been many attempts to connect the ecosystem by sharing information. A good example is how banks shared information with each other to ensure that willful repeat defaulters were given low scores and […]

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