India continues to deal with a unique mix of communicable and non-communicable diseases. As we continue to grapple with communicable diseases in the form of Dengue and Malaria; lifestyle led noncommunicable diseases like Diabetes are also spreading across the country.


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 […]


45-year-old Diwakar(name changed)had trouble sleeping since his 40th birthday. He had gotten used to waking up in the middle of the night with a dry mouth and sore throat. But in the last couple of days, he was waking up with shortness of breath. His wife also constantly complained of his loud snoring, which he […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown tremendous promise in healthcare. Already care providers are using AI to detect cancer and improve care outcomes. Now AI has another use case, detection and management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers could predict with precision which risk babies ended up autism by using AI  to decode brain scans. Detecting […]


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 […]


Digital is transforming healthcare. It is creating new channels for improving patient experience, creating better clinical processes and engaging doctors and other para-clinical staff like never before. It is also creating new models for areas like medical education, rehabilitation and managing supply chain. In these there key areas Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) […]


Over the last two decades there has been an alarming rise in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, asthma and respiratory diseases and cancers in India, especially among the urban population. According to statistics, every year, roughly 5.8 million Indians die from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Around 50.8 million population are affected by […]

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