The growing cases of sleep disorders in India

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake” Rabindranath Tagore 

When Nobel winner Shri Rabindranath Tagore wrote these immortal lines, he would not imagined that India would be sleep deprived by the 21st century. According to a study conducted by a consumer products giant in 2015, nearly 93% Indians are sleep-deprived. The changing lifestyle and intrusion of modern gadgets have only aggravated the situation. The interesting part is that most people are not even aware of their condition. That is affecting the health of most citizens in the country.

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Philips Healthcare adds new features to Ultasound machines

The use of ultrasound systems for medical imaging is widespread since decades for a variety of medical applications. These imaging solutions are of perennial importance for achieving accurate diagnosis and helping reach the most appropriate treatment regime and hence enhancing the healthcare outcomes.  However, the evolution of medical technology and diagnosis has invited constant pressure on medical diagnostic manufacturing companies to increase the intensity of innovation, regularly introduce advanced features, reduce the overall operational costs and improve clinical workflow. Powered by integration of new applications and rapid advances in microelectronics and sensors, ultrasound imaging systems have evolved from cart-based, single-use systems into high portable, versatile and multi-use diagnostic systems.

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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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Introducing Azurion: The new-generation image guided therapy platform by Philips Healthcare

Technology has been impacting medical diagnosis over the last few decades. The medical devices industry has been developing computer-assisted interventions and robotic systems which are aimed to improve patient care…

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Decentralizing Healthcare in Digital India

Confronted with a population that’s overwhelming and highly diverse (1.2 billion), India is faced with a constant need to find enterprising and innovative ways to leverage its limited healthcare infrastructure to reach out to more and more people. The lack of infrastructure is a big deterrent in providing care for citizens outside the cities. One wonders, therefore, if decentralization can really help to solve this problem.

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