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Read Dr Vikram’s perspective on #IoT in #Healthcare on the #PhilipsChat

During the #PhilipsChat, on the 10th April 2017, experts were asked about what they thought about the current trends and focus areas that the IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Startups will need to keep in view in the near and short-term while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.

A great discussion ensued and that has spawned this blog series. Presenting the insights shared by Dr Vikram Venkateswaran (@drvikram) on #IoT in Healthcare #PhilipsChat.

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Join the #Philipschat on Twitter #IoT in #Healthcare on Monday 10th April 2017, 3 PM

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. For example Coke was using a similar technology with its vending machines in 1980’s which was invented at the Carnegie Mellon University. 1980 was also the year CERN launched World Wide Web (WWW) and the internet was born. By 1990’s Wal-Mart had mandated all organizations that are displaying their goods to have advanced RFID chips.

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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 health may reduce cost in the west but in India its the only way

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.

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Indian startup leverages Internet of Things to maintain health

Recently I wrote about how Internet of Things or IoT can change the face of the healthcare in India. As I have reiterated in the past we have a unique opportunity to create a model that will provide healthcare to 1.25 billion people. No other country has this chance and we have to grab it with both hands.

 

Now I came across this start up in Bangalore that is using Internet of Things to develop a platform for preventive health. I am yet to research more or speak to someone there, but was very intrigued by this product. The name of the startup is Cooey and the product is Cooey Smart Blood Pressure Arm Monitor is an easy-to-use smart home blood pressure monitoring device. According to Gartner there are going to be more than 21 billion connected devices by 2020 and I think these devices would be the key to maintaining health in India. I believe personal health care management would be the base of the new proposed healthcare model.

This particular device is  available on Flipkart and you can use this link to buy the product.  I am planning to do so next week and will be writing a review on my experience. So you might want to wait for my review before buying. If you have already used this device would love to hear about your feedback.