Healthcare in India today is a great opportunity for both policy makers and healthcare leaders to create a new care model, and to increase access to care for billions of Indians. But there has to be significant change in the mind set of the patients and those seeking care.


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 was reading an article from McKinsey where the authors, Thomas London and Penelope Dash, emphasize on the need for developed economies to adopt digital to reduce the cost of care while ensuring that the quality of the care reaches a level of uniformity.


About 18 years ago when P&G launched Whisper with Wings through a TV Ad, there was an awkward moment in our house. My mother was angry, I was embarrassed and my younger brother (around 11 years old) was supremely alert and curious. Now with two daughters of my own and a doctor husband, we don’t […]


India has a unique opportunity to create a healthcare model that serves the 1.3 citizens. This has to be an integration of primary, secondary, tertiary care with preventive health initiatives. Also this has to involve leveraging technology, in the form of digital transformation as well as gadgets like the smart phone that are prevalent across […]


I’ve always been enthusiastic about the healthcare sector in India. I think we have come a long way and with digital adoption increasing,   I think is beneficial both for the care providers as well as the patients. The interest has led me to come in touch with various unique start ups, ideas, and technological breakthroughs […]


The previous post on the blog was about an app that helps people keep a watch on their calorie and nutrition intake. A smart idea backed by solid research and a dedicated team of nutrition experts. But what is truly interesting is the manner in which the team has now taken the idea to the […]


How often do you check the cover of packaged food items for their nutritional value? Most people usually toss it in the shopping cart without thinking twice about what they are about to consume. Given that Indian food is generally high on carbs and there is increasing preference for fatty junk foods, the nutritional value […]


Almost 3 years ago I met two very bright, young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs from Bombay. They had started a venture called Farasbee which had produced a Diabetes management solution called Diabeto. Srikanth Pawar and Himanshu Jain swore to get into Diabetes management due to the lack of engagement system that affected their family members.  I […]


Happy New Year   It is a matter of intense pride that this blog has turned 5 this January. I started this blog with the intention of covering the healthcare sector in India with an emphasis on public health. Those who have been with us from the beginning would recall that the earlier name of […]