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HealthTech – Using Hashtags for Content Curation on Twitter

Post Image Source: SocialBites; 60+ Content Curation Tools | Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog Taking cue from an interesting Article by @JBBC 12 Ways To Search For Health-Related Content On Twitter via Marie Ennis-O’Connor | LinkedIn  Marie presents a very interesting set of stats in her post on LinkedIn,   Twitter’s statistics are mind-blowing. According to Internet Live Stats,  every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter which corresponds to over 350,000 tweets sent per minute,  500 million tweets per day and  around 200 billion tweets per year!  So, how do you keep up with all those tweets?  Obviously it’s impossible to keep up, but you can handle the avalanche better through a combination of maintaining Twitter lists of the people you follow, health...

Ensuring patient empowerment by the use of IT in Healthcare

At its very core, healthcare is a business. In other industries, consumer satisfaction drives loyalty, and return customers drive profitability. Health care should be no different. If patient empowerment is to be a sustainable growth strategy, it must not only deliver a positive ROI, but also a complete solution. Patient empowerment is a living, breathing, evolving thing. It looks different for each of us, and it can change with time and by disease and severity. Touch points for a patients before he shops around for validated information. Pre-register patients for a visit via a patient portal, have patients complete electronic health status questionnaire. Have validated and vetted information from other patients about their experiences through various processes and protocol during his stay...

Clinical Decision Support System

To integrate the CDSS with clinicians workflow, however, remains a challenge, because there are no current standards for clinical workflow in India. A large part of any physician’s work, especially in non-procedural disciplines, involves acquiring information and then, aided by evidence and experience, making decisions for the best possible outcome. In earlier days, this whole process could take place in the brain of the practitioner.While electronic health records and databases help physicians manage this rising tide of information, patient-specific recommendations provided by clinical decision support systems can do even more by improving decision making and helping ensure patient safety. The types of CDSS available are as broad as human ingenuity allows: from personal digital assistant ...

Launch of Health Tech Incubator

I have had the good fortune to interact with some of the seasoned Angel Investors & VC’s at one of the recently concluded 3rd edition of Medachievers Event. There were few people in the audience who were eager to learn the intricacies of howto get funding. It was heartening to see the enthusiasm among the participants. I could sum up few things for people who are seeking investments, I believe one of the best outcome of writing a business plan is to get your act together, to get your team together, to get everybody on the one page, and to commit, and polish, and hone your philosophy, which is expressed in a business plan. However, that’s the theory. I think that it very seldom happens, and so people write business plans, and I wish that was the outcome. So it has no real va...

NeHA ( National e Health Authority)

Ministry of Health and Family welfare proposes to set up a National e Health Authority (NeHA) responsible for development of integrated Health information System in india.India is mulling over setting up a National eHealth Authority (NeHA) for standardisation, storage and exchange of electronic health records of patients as part of the government’s Digital India programme. The body, to be set up by an Act of Parliament will work on the integration of multiple health IT systems in a way that ensures security, confidentiality and privacy of patient data. I sincerely believe this would completely revolutionize healthcare in India.  I am trying to figure out what would be the best way for GOI to go about implementing this program. Here are my thoughts. The critical issues are streamlining the ...

Why Mobile Apps are Gaining Importance in Healthcare Sector?

Back in the world without smartphones, we could have never imagined we would be able to monitor and detect health condition and risks in advance to avoid emergencies. As of today, wearable technology has become a common term among us. Apart from added convenience with Bluetooth, WiFi, and mobile CPUs going smarter by each day, wearable technology has forayed into a different level of importance by integrating into healthcare sector. The fact that a wearable can be worn by a person for the whole day without even noticing its presence is what shows the path to mobile app developers Canada to build healthcare solution, with mobile applications at the core. Without mobile apps, a digital healthcare solution wouldn’t have a comprehensive monitoring system that can be used by doctors and even th...

Salubrity – From a figment of our imagination to reality….

In my previous blog, I wrote about what Watson Health and Nasscom had imagined our Public Health and Human Services conclave aka “Salubrity” will achieve. Through this blog, I wanted to update you on if we were successful.   Finally the day was here – September 19th. The stage was set for the first edition of “Salubrity” – a conclave staged with the motto of re-imagining public health and human services in India with Information technology    “Salubrity” was all that we imagined it will be.   Gaurav Sharma, VP, India Software Lab, IBM, kicked off things with a welcome note. He urged all the stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem (Developers, MNCs, GICs, Startups, Governments etc) to come together to make a healthier India.   I followed up Gaurav’s welcome note with an opening address tha...

Survey for NASSCOM Healthtech Report

The healthcare sector in India has been fraught with several infrastructural challenges. Unlike the US and the UK, India’s out-of-the pocket expenditure is significant, with higher mortality and morbidity across both communicable and non-communicable diseases. This is where technology has an important role to play, in improving access, affordability and quality of healthcare in India, and across the globe. With Healthtech emerging as a key growth segment in India, it is pertinent to delve deeper into Healthtech software product start-ups, that have the potential to change the landscape phenomenally. Keeping this in mind, NASSCOM is undertaking a Healthtech Study, and we sincerely invite you to participate. Given below is the report objective: To highlight some of the latest developme...

The Journey to Salubrity

IBM Watson Health invites you to , where we discuss the impact of healthtech in a country like India. Here are a few issues that we look forward to discussing at the event.  Challenge of caring for a billion India is the second most populous country in the world and soon to be the most populous. Public Health and Societal care structure in the country isn’t developing at a pace suitable to serve the ever-increasing population.   Burden of Disease in the new millennium India faces the twin epidemic of continuing/emerging infectious diseases as well as chronic degenerative diseases. The former is related to poor implementation of the public health programs, and the latter to demographic transition with increase in life expectancy. Age-adjusted incidence rates of cancer, which were traditiona...

The Current Status of 8 Future Technologies on Healthcare

I first published this article on the HCITExpert Blog that I curate, adding the Blog post to the conversations here around Healthcare Technology: It’s mid-2016, and here is a look at the current status of 8 Future Technologies that might be having a significant impact on Healthcare. Most if not all these technologies will make an impact on Healthcare, and hence it is important to understand the various scenarios and the stories detailing how the experts from across the world are incorporating these technologies in healthcare 1. Internet of Things By 2020, there are expected to be 50B IoT devices with a total economic impact of $3.9Trillion – $11.0Trillion across all the industries, out of which $1.6 trillion impact in the Human segment.Experts have identified the various areas ...