Know Your Lab: How an Online Service Seeks to Revolutionize the Indian Diagnostic Setup

 

The internet has revolutionized consumer choices like never before. Traditional retail stores have discovered the potential of online shopping. Taxis are booked through apps and food is ordered over a click of a button. One can compare products, prices and the best stores in a blink. And in Bengaluru, services such as Medyog are extending the consumer experience from everyday lifestyle choices to critical sectors such as affordable healthcare. Last week I had written about Hospital Ratings, but did you know that you can rate diagnostic labs as well ?

How often have we been advised tests to be conducted at a lab referred by the doctor, irrespective of the cost or the quality? And if left on their own, patients are hounded by questions like where do they go to conduct the test, which diagnostic center is better, how much would it cost and so on.

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Philips Healthcare to set up 700 Automated External Defibrillators in 2015

A few days I was watching a video on You Tube which showed the callous attitude among commuters towards ambulances on the roads. Many drivers don’t give way to an ambulance that might be speeding away to save someone’s life.

As a matter of fact in India Sudden Cardiac arrest is almost 99% fatal as health workers never reach in time. The first 5 minutes is very critical for a sudden cardiac arrest patient. In India we have 660,000 deaths due to sudden cardiac arrest and if help reaches in time we can save almost 95 % of these patients. But then who can save such a patient and what would be the solution ?

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Philips Healthcare Launches VISIQ Portable Ultra Sound

Did you know that almost 26 million babies are born in India every year. That’s like adding a new Venezuela to our population every year. As most of the population is based in the rural areas, almost 60-70 % of these babies and their mothers would not have access to proper care before birth. This includes the ultra sound scans that those of us in the urban areas consider apart of the pregnancy monitoring healthcare system.

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