Of late social media data is being used in lots of meaningful ways. Though the movement started as one propagated by the youth, social media has found a permanent place in the board room of businesses and in the R & D labs of many innovation centers.   Recently I read a paper by one […]


  The global technology firm CISCO had published the results of a study they concluded in 10 countries in 2013.  If the study results are to be believed, respondents said that they were more comfortable using technology to talk to their doctors than ever before. So in a way basic Telehealth may finally take off […]


India has an infant mortality rate of 42 per 1,000 live births. This has come down since 2011 when we stood at 44 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Almost 35 % of the 2.5 crore infants are born with either Jaundice or respiratory ailments, mostly lack of oxygen. And most of these infants end […]


  Frost & Sullivan recently announced the winners for the Healthcare Excellence Awards 2013. I was delighted to see my good friends from Philips Healthcare  recognized as the Imaging company of the year 2013 at a glittering function in Mumbai. The awards are given away every year and were instituted in 2009. Incidentally the last two years […]


India has more than 37 Million visually impaired citizens. Almost 50 % of them have this condition due to cataract and refractive visual impairment. This segment has often been ignored by most products and they do depend on others for their daily needs. But now thanks to Intex the visually impaired can communicate on their own. Intex […]


  As sports gains momentum in the country, so does the specter of sports injuries. According to latest figures, the sports injuries in India are rising. Last year India reported almost 4 Million plus sports injuries. The exact figures according to the Right Diagnosis website, an online medical health information provider, is 4,082,164. The site […]


Have you ever wondered that when they show commercials of happy couples or happy families, they are usually shot in the wild, mostly near a water fall or in the jungle. My mind goes back to the Lyril advertisement of yesteryear’s. For those born in the 90’s, please look at this picture below. Most of […]


One of the biggest costs when it comes to healthcare in India is critical care. This is the care delivered to patients in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Often after a critical episode like a heart attack the patients need to be monitored for some time and thus are based in an ICU. The daily […]


Recently I did some assessment on where I was spending my monthly salary. I was intrigued to find out that I spent Rs 18 a day on my DTH connection. And I hardly watch an hour or two of TV a month. I also spent Rs 20 a day on my office canteen for Tea […]


  In continuation to the previous post that talked about how India based organizations are making their mark in the medical technology field, here are few of the medical technology Indian companies that are funded by venture capitalists and whose products are gaining widespread application in emerging countries such as India and also knocking on […]