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In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 2: Healthcare Innovation in India

In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 2: Healthcare Innovation in India

Meet Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: A dreamer with a difference She is a wearer of many hats- is a mother of two, a Yale trained Pediatric Cardiologist, Chief Dreamer, Teleradiology Solutions (a company she co-founded with her husband- Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur), an educator and an innovator. Having received medical training in Osmania University and AIIMS in...
In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part IV of IV

In Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty: Part IV of IV

 I recently had an opportunity to meet Dr. Devi Shetty, a cardiac surgeon and the founder of the Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City in Bangalore, India. There are not enough adjectives to describe Dr. Devi Shetty who is a man of many talents. Apart from being a remarkable cardiac surgeon, he is a health care visionary,...
Dr. Malpani's blog: How computers can help doctors to improve empathy

Dr. Malpani’s blog: How computers can help doctors to improve empathy

Many people are worried that the introduction of computers into medicine will further depersonalize clinical care . Their concern is that technology will disrupt the doctor-patient relationship because doctors will start focusing more on the computer screen , rather than on their patients. It’s true that doctors find technology very seductive and many enjoy interpreting...
Guest Blog: India & med tech : the sub-optimal state

Guest Blog: India & med tech : the sub-optimal state

  Public-funded institutions and government agencies are increasingly supporting India’s nascent medical technology sector either as research or funding partners. Yet, what the state is so keen to help sow is it also equally willing to nurture? Not really. First, here are some instances of public funding or research partnerships of indigenous companies. -Mysore-based Skanray,...
Dr. Malpani's blog: Medicine by the numbers

Dr. Malpani’s blog: Medicine by the numbers

This is the age of data. Everyone is hopeful that based on number crunching and data analytics, we will be able to improve the quality of health we provide to patients. Thus , Mr Khosla believes that Big Data (http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/10/doctors-or-algorithms/) will allow us to create algorithms to treat patients, making the doctor a commodity; and...
Dr. Malpani's blog: Using PHRs to improve health literacy

Dr. Malpani’s blog: Using PHRs to improve health literacy

  Ideally, the results of blood tests, X-rays, diagnostic scans and other information needs to be provided to patients in the right context, so they can track it and make sense of it. The best way to do this would be upload it to the patient’s EHR (electronic health record). A personal health record (PHR)...
Can Online Physician networks improve patient care?

Can Online Physician networks improve patient care?

Healthcare industry in India is quite disorganized and changing at a fast pace that is increasing the chaos within the industry.  Moreover, there is a sentiment of lack of trust and transparency between physicians, between patients and physicians and between physicians and rest of healthcare community (including the policymakers). Most of physicians tend to work...