IoT or the Internet of Things continues to drive transformation in the healthcare industry. Some might argue that IoT is not new, maybe the patenting of the passive RFID in 1973 was the origin of IoT. By the 1980’s many manufacturing units were already connected. Some others like consumer goods were using a form of IoT. […]


Hospital Information System (HIS) is a comprehensive, integrated information system designed to manage all the aspects of a hospital’s operation, such as medical, administrative, financial and legal issues and the corresponding processing of services. With the advent of Digital India and the push by the government to move most healthcare systems to digital records, many […]


Philips Healthcare recently announced that the results from two large clinical trials comparing patient outcomes using instant wave-free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Technology has been impacting medical diagnosis over the last few decades. The medical devices industry has been developing computer-assisted interventions and robotic systems which are aimed to improve patient care and enhance overall healthcare outcomes. But at the same time there has been an increasing demand for more safe, efficient and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures. […]


There is tons of information that is available on the internet. Digital transformation has ensured that now it is available anywhere, anytime leveraging channels like mobile and cloud. Healthcare and medical information is no exception. Today many scientific papers including medical reports are published daily. According to data from PubMed and Stanford, there are more […]


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 […]


Digital has transformed health care and made geographic boundaries hazy. As part of the E-health initiative, the Telemedicine program at Columbia Asia Hospitals, extends expertise of its renowned physician from India to meet the needs of Patients across the globe. This is a good example of how digital has managed to create new care models.


Healthcare education in India is a critical part of the evolving healthcare system of India. Though there have been many advances in medical technology, have the medical colleges adopted advanced technologies to produce the physicians of the future? To know the answers we spoke to Dr Lalit Singh, MS General Surgery, Director Content and Product […]


Healthcare  has evolved from a simple physician-patient equation to a highly complex process wherein the entire setup is managed by a team. This becomes all the more true as one moves across the spectrum of primary to tertiary care with the latter being provided in large hospital facilities. A single patient in the being prepared […]


  Disease Surveillance is an important tool today with the advent of new and fast spreading diseases. In some healthcare systems, it is used not only to check the spread of the infectious diseases but also to monitor communicable diseases. India has had a disease surveillance system in place since 2004 and systematically the disease […]