Digital Health is more than old wine in a new bottle says Rajesh Batra, CIO and VP Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Last year I had the opportunity of listening to a senior Healthcare technology executive on his vision for the growth of digital health in India. Since then I have made it a point to pick his brain on all things healthcare. I am delighted that he has agreed for a short interview with us and these are some excerpts from the discussion. Rajesh Batra is the CIO and VP for Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai for the last 5 years. He has worked with advanced technologies like IoT, Analytics, Big Data and Omni Channel.

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Digital can enable Smart Healthcare

The healthcare thought leaders in India would converge at the Smart Tech Health Conference in Bangalore on the 24th and 25th of November. In the run up to the conference, we decided to ask a few of the leaders speaking at their conference, their views on Healthcare in India, and how Digital and Technology was playing in big role in improving standards of care.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has been on the forefront of care in India. Established in 1954, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital still sets standards both in its adoption of technology as well as embracing digital transformation. In our second interview from the series we talk to Niranjan K Ramakrishnan , CIO Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

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How herbal products are shaping a new consumer demographic in India

In my previous post I had written about the need to look at natural/herbal cosmetics. I feel the younger generation is going to insist on cosmetics and instead of denying them the item, it would be better to find safe alternatives and let them use it. We know that children go through a phase. My daughter had a “pink and purple” phase where she refused to wear clothes that weren’t in these colors. It lasted about 2 years – where we bought her new clothes only in these colors and negotiated a deal to wear other colors on 3 days of the week – before she finally gave it up this year with her younger sister’s entry into the world.

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