India ranks 135 in the new health index based on the sustainable development goals. In a new study by the collaboration of the global burden if disease, ranks India ahead of Pakistan but behind Syria. Iceland ranks the highest at 80 and Central African Republic at 20 is the lowest. India’s score is 42. India continues […]


About 10 days ago I was given a sleek case (resembling the iPod packaging in white and transparent plastic). Intrigued, I opened it to discover a very futuristic wrist watch with an adjustable strap. It was when I realized the display wasn’t working that it hit me this wasn’t perhaps a watch.


Coronary Heart Disease is a lethal condition which affects 30 million people in India. Last year there were almost 2,00,000 heart surgeries performed in the country. Traditionally doctors treating Coronary Heart Disease look for certain facts including Cholesterol Level High Blood Pressure Smoking Diabetes


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.


If you have pain in the joints, and you have a desk job then chances are that you have Vitamin D deficiency. And the surprising fact are that you are not alone in this. According to a study done by Metropolis Healthcare in 2015, 7 put of 10 people in urban India are Vitamin D […]


Analytics is driving the next level of transformation for healthcare in India. With increase in digital adoption, organizations now have the option of using the data to run analytics and power programs for patient engagement, health education and process improvements. In Healthcare data is the new oil.


A utopia, in which all the published data (new and existing) related to medical field is assimilated, understood and provides insights, could be a reality very soon. Cognitive computing technology could be the next transformative force propelling the healthcare industry towards the next era.  In 2015, near 44, 000 oncology research papers were published globally […]


Yesterday, Sri Lanka was officially declared Malaria free by WHO. It is a great achievement for our Island neighbor, being only the second country in the tropics to achieve this distinction. Maldives was declared Malaria free some time ago.


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 […]