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 […]


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 […]


Healthcare is one service that the rich and poor need alike, but there is an astonishing difference between the qualities of healthcare the two sections of society receive based on their ability to pay.  There is also a great discrepancy in the coverage and quality of healthcare between rural and urban areas as well as […]


Recently I was greatly distressed to read the experiences of Dr Bhagwan D Aggarwal with the state of scientific research in the country. Dr Aggarwal is a scientist who had worked with University of Pennsylvania in the past and had come back to India to participate in the scientific progress of the country. After 5 […]


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. […]


India has the most inequitable health care scenario possible. Most the services provided thereon were preventive and very few curative health care services were supplied. The real India is to be found not in its several towns, however in its seven hundred thousand villages. The pediatric healthcare situation is equally bad.   While some diseases […]


In India, the average growth in expenditure on total healthcare is lower than the average GDP growth rate. The GDP spend percentage is lower than most low income countries. India is a low-middle income country as per the World Bank classification. In fact, the growth in expenditure on total healthcare in India has been decreased […]


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 […]


Wheatgrass can perform miracles to our body and health in so many ways and so quickly. If you haven’t considered it in your diet, the only explanation is that you are not fully aware of how powerful this plant is. It seemingly takes forever to list all the benefits you can get from wheatgrass. Wheatgrass […]


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 […]

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