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IT in Healthcare (Part 1)

Conceiving life in laboratory to discovering apps that can track patient’s health in real time, the healthcare industry has witnessed some profound transformations over the years.

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The Internet of Things – Most Talked About Technology

Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most talked about technology trends today and is expected to have a significant impact on the technology landscape and society-at-large

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Internet of Things (IoT) and Patent System

The past years witnessed large corporates such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, and Cisco pumping billion of dollars in the IoT space. The innovations in the IoT space are not restricted to watches

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Lung Cancer
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Rising Air Pollution Increases Risk for Lung Cancer

While the correlation between air pollution and diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and coronary heart disease if often cited by health and environmental experts,

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Eye Cancer
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Eye Cancer Can be Treated with Advanced Technology

Unlike cancers related to lungs, throat and other parts of the human body, cancer of the eye is less talked about. In fact, most of the doctors refer eye cancer patients,

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EDC Creative Technology Solutions redefines the Museum Experience

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” A wise piece of advice from the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius that EDC Creative Technology Solutions India

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Tata Communications and Cloud

According to Gartner’s 2015 Hype cycle for emerging technologies, the increased focus on digital marketing has resulted in the emergence of the Nexus of Forces (mobile, social, cloud and information)

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Smart Cities Concept Witness Major Revival

“With the government of India working towards creating 100 Smart Cities in the country, the concept of the smart city is currently experiencing a major revival.

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When Science meets Ancient Wisdom – Wastewater Treatment

It is a well-known fact that India is known for its age-old golden wisdom. Social Media nowadays is full of facts on our past glory! While pride

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Symantec Predictions for 2016 – Looking Ahead

Today’s cyber criminals are skilled enough and sufficiently resourced to have the persistence and patience to carry out highly successful attacks on consumers, businesses

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Technology eases Hair Transplant Surgeons

Integration of knowledge for improving quality of life is the purpose of technology. Today’s generation is more involved into integration of knowledge and applying it to daily life

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Breast Pumps – a Balancing Scale for Managing Motherhood and Work

Breastfeeding as a practice is very important for a lactating mother. But new age lactating mothers are generally in a fix while managing office and motherhood hand

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e-Intelligence.
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Newer Technology Affecting Digital Marketing

With the constant barrage of the ambient technology, we are witnessing a radical transformation in the consumer behaviour. As a result, the brands and marketers

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Dr Saket Jain, Proprietor of Saket Dental Clinic and Orthodontic Centre, MP.
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Newer Dentistry Technology provides Painfree Treatment

In today’s digital and modern world where everything is on fingertips and easily approachable, healthcare is also not left untouched. Today when a patient enters the clinic he is aware

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Effectual Knowledge Services.
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Role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Technology Advancements

In the era of globalization, the rate of adoption of technology is growing at an exponential rate. The companies are creating revolutionary technologies to meet the articulated and latent demand.

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Mr. Avinash K Gautam, CEO, Silvan Innovation Labs, Bengaluru.
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Technology For a Better Living

The quest to reach out to technology for enabling a secure and comfortable life has been on for a long time. It was in 1st century AD Hero of Alexandria invented Aeolipile,

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The maggi trial- Indian paradox of food safety

A 45 year old man presented himself to an oncologist with the typical symptoms of stomach cancer. His worst fears came true, the biopsy reports showed positive results. He led an extremely

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Testing and Assessments –Riding the technology wave

The last two decades have seen technology transform the way we have lived our lives. The concept of technology has changed during this period and what used to be restricted to large factories

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Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery soon to be a norm rather than an exception in treating heart ailments

The history of Cardiac Surgery is beset with spectacular advances in technology. The technological progress has rendered cardiac surgery safe for majority of the patients across the globe.

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Dr Raju
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New technology has enhanced orthopaedic surgeries

Technology is constantly changing how we as doctors interact with and treat our patients. It is impacting every aspect of the doctor-patient interaction. One radical way technology

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How newer technology is helping manufacturing industry

Technology is moving at a very fast pace, driving economic growth and in some cases, unleashing disruptive changes. Manufacturing industry too, is not left untouched from it.

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Internet of Things in health equipment

When it comes to the health, everything else takes a back seat. Heath equipment plays a greater role to understand the state of our health. A small malfunctioning

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Mr Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov, Management Consulting Firm.
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Porous Innovation: Innovating within amorphous organization boundaries

In today’s changing business environment, innovation has emerged as the only route for gaining and sustaining competitive edge. Over the years, businesses have embraced innovation

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Changing dimensions in preventive healthcare

The patient as a consumer is an important resource in the healthcare industry. The medical profession has made rapid strides over the past few decades. Information technology

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Wearables technology witnessing enormous rise in popularity

In 2014, wearable technology saw an enormous increase in popularity with Internet searches for related terms increasing ten-fold and over $1 billion invested towards development

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Fusion Medicine- Expanding horizons in healthcare

It would not be inappropriate to refer to the current era of medicine as emerging platform for eHealth with technology becoming the driving force in healthcare.

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Wonder drugs unleashing superbugs, microbial terror

It’s a ticking time bomb that threatens to rip apart the core of modern medicine. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics has unleashed deadly strains of bacteria, making even common

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Internet-Texting-Calling..WhatsUp (App) – about radiations?

According to the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of India (IAMAI) and KPMG consultancy recent report “India On The Go-Mobile Internet Vision Report 2017”, India is projected to have 236 million mobile internet

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Egg Freezing
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Delayed motherhood made easy through egg freezing

For women choosing to defer motherhood, there has never been a more liberating option. Ovary or egg cell banks are here to assist those who are bent on beating the biological clock

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Cooking is essential. It shouldn’t be lethal.

Every day three billion people, many of whom are women and girls, are exposed to toxic household air pollution from cooking smoke

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Dr. Abhay Kumar, Chief Scientific Officer, Eureka Forbes Institute of Environment.
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Maintain your body’s mineral balance with magnetized water

Water, which makes up over 70% of our body composition, is the most influential and vital component of our health, providing the body with the ability to maintain good health and prevent deterioration. However, this can only be achieved if the quality, content, and structure of the water meet the …

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Demand for health care management professionals to grow 10 fold by 2020

As per the draft National Health Policy 2015, current health care segment in private sector stands at USD 40 billion and it is expected that the number would grow to USD 280 billion by 2020. A lions share would be in the hospital segment, as the health care is becoming …

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How Technology is affecting healthcare
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How technology has helped the healthcare industry

The Healthcare industry has witnessed a revolutionary change over the past decade. From the days of Ayurvedic medicine, the transformations undergone in health care have been significant. A key contributor to this transformation can be credited to the powerful tool of technology. In today’s world, technology has played a pivotal …

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Healthcare is being profoundly affected by advances in technology:

Healthcare is being profoundly affected by advances in technology, and service providers must keep pace to remain relevant in the 21st century. The scope of these technologies is universal, with adaptability for specific needs. For example, emerging countries have a higher burden of poverty and sanitation-induced diseases, while developed countries …

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The Art of Defensive medicine Techspirit
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The Art of Defensive Medicine

Modern times have brought with it a wave of technological advancements that have strongly influenced art, science and the practice of medicine. The current trends in medical care, combined with medical sophistication and improved patient awareness have changed the clinical approach to treatment of patients. Clinicians often combine their clinical …

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Technology and its potential to transform healthcare systems in India

In the Indian health sector, technology can play a transformative role. Technology can bring services closer to the community. Technology can expand the capacity of the health system to provide care. The citizens of India will benefit from an integrated health information system across all states. The intent of this …

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Technology a boon for healthcare industry

Technology is a boon for healthcare industry. According to a report by Springboard Research, India has the fastest-growing health care IT market in Asia, with an expected growth rate of 25%, followed closely by China and Vietnam.  The Indian medical technology industry is forecast to grow to US$14 billion in …

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Smoking and oral health

In spite of the growing awareness about the potential ill effects of smoking, it continues to be a major public health challenge world over. Of particular concern to a country like ours is the fact that a greater proportion of tobacco related deaths occur in developing countries rather than developed …

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Dr. J Mathangi, Consultant, Radiation Oncologist, BGS Global Hospitals
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Technological advances in treatment assures improved survival for cancer patients

With increased awareness and accessibility of screening techniques more women are diagnosed with early stages

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From Sustainable Change to Changing Sustainability in Healthcare: Indian Perspectives

The word sustainability conveys several connotations such as “maintain”, “support”, or “endure”.

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‘To Err is Human’-Patient Safety

“Prescribe regimes for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone” so goes the hippocratic oath that medical professionals take. Patients come to hospitals to get well and not get more unwell! Institute of Medicine, USA in 1999 reported that …

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My Health Account: Can I do Internet Health?

If money is widely considered as “Wealth”, there were many innovations done to safeguard the wealth. Supported hugely by technology, such innovations have created an avenue for the mass customers to track their wealth and feel a sense of higher security. Starting from the revolution in the simple bank account …

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Make your office paperless and stress free

Information created within any business small or large, is an invaluable asset for operational continuity as well as retrospective insight in the hope of increasing profitability. Hence information contained in documents inaccessible to the right people at the right time can lead to intangible losses of an entire organization. Instances …

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Paradigms and approaches to manage risk

The past two years have been a watershed period for all enterprises in India as the country deals with new paradigms and approaches about how risk is managed. The Companies Act 2013 set new standards of corporate governance, accountability, internal control, and the need for greater compliance. In addition, as …

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The iDoctor-Internal Medicine to Internet Medicine

Times are changing and so is the art and approach to medicine. In this ever advancing age of technology and internet, health care has taken a quantum leap, with diagnostics to therapeutics having imbibed the technological revolution. This paradigm shift has changed our approach to search for symptomatic answers and …

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Newer technology has changed healthcare scenario

For decades, consulting a doctor was a lengthy process involving going to the hospital, taking a token and waiting for your turn. And paper was the major medium in which the patients information, medical history, diagnosis and treatment was documented. But all of this changed with the advent of smart …

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New technology lowers construction time

Time, quality and cost have been the principle driving force in the construction industry to take the next leap in the advancement of construction technology and methodology. Modularization of the building components to be manufactured off site in the factory and only assembled on the site has been mandate to …

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Future of retail in the age of E-commercialization

The India Retail Industry accounts for over 10% of the country’s GDP and contributes to around 8% of the employment. This space is undergoing transformations due to scores of e-commerce firms gaining huge popularity. In such a scenario, it is the brick and mortar companies that are gradually feeling the …

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Hand to mouse syndrome- Are we losing the healing touch?

With recent advances in technology and rapid revolution in scientific innovations, medical science is presently witnessing the dawn of a new era of diagnostics and therapeutics. It is undoubtedly true that technology has added a new dimension to health care delivery. It has not only sharpened diagnostic capabilities to a …

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India needs huge number of low cost computers

Qualified and educated citizens are primary building blocks of a strong economy. There are 23 crore children enrolled in 13 lakh schools across the country. Unfortunately, the places where the teachers are needed the most have the least access to good quality teachers. Time and again, research studies have shown that many students …

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Computer assisted knee replacement surgery- a mere marketing gimmick?

Just like any other industry, computers have invaded orthopedic surgeons’ territory as well. Outpatient clinics, wards, ICU’s , operation theaters etc. Although the first computer assisted knee replacement surgery was performed in 1997, it has not yet become standard of care (routine) anywhere in the world.Many countries have yet to adopt this …

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Online platform for healthcare- need of the hour

Often we get to hear of patients complaining that they were were cheated at diagnostic centers and hospitals and were charged exorbitant price for their treatment. Lack of transparency in healthcare, especially on pricing, makes decision-making difficult for a patient today. Clearly there is a need to bridge this information …

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Social media and the shared privileged account-Preventing costly account takeovers

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in an enterprise’s marketing strategy. However, it can also pose a costly security risk. As hackers become more sophisticated, they are becoming adept at stealing social media credentials and taking over accounts, as witnessed by hacks of several large corporations over the …

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E-cigarettes: A boon or bane?

E-cigarettes as noted by WHO in its recent report represents an “evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control’ which would require regulations. It is now a booming industry with 466 brands and 7764 unique flavours as of early 2014. These are easily available over internet. A simple …

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Ergonomics: It pays to pay attention sooner than later!

“I have recently developed a nagging pain in my right forearm. My eyes also hurt often,” complained Bhavya, who studied in Grade V to her mom. Worried, her mother consulted friends and colleagues at the office about Bhavya’s niggling problem. One of her friends immediately asked her about the how …

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Evolving talent requirements and institutional response

Information Technology has been the largest generator of employment in India’s organized sector for the past five years, with around 3,50,000 jobs being added every year. The maturation of the Indian IT sector and the emergence of IT product companies, along with the ubiquitous presence of smart devices, increasing popularity …

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Dr. Shankar Kumar, Founder and Director, MS Diabetes Centre
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Diabetes care improves with present day technology

Compared with relying on urine glucose test strips and a single blood glucose measurement at each visit to the doctor, home blood glucose monitoring and the HbA1c test have allowed a degree of blood glucose control which was unimaginable at their inception. The focuses on glucose meters, continuous glucose monitoring …

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3D printing, a growing technology sought by major industries

3D printing is not an entirely new technology. Known also as additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping, 3D Printing technologies have been around in the market from past two decades. 3D Printing is a process of converting 3D CAD design from the CAD screen or a 3D scanned data of an …

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Filling up the healthcare gap

Being in medical field for the last eight years and coming from a business family had always kindled a question in my mind as to how health care gap in our country can be filled. (Less than 3% of our GDP is spent on this sector). Second, I have been …

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Dr. Rajesh Devadas
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Spend more time in gadgets; be healthier

You must be wondering about the title and confused a bit too. We are in an era where usage of gadgets is unavoidable and lot of people had already talked about on how every one of us is getting addicted to it. I am not going to talk about how …

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Dr Agarwal
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Self management of diabetes is possible

The prevalence of diabetes is rising all over the world. Currently more than 65 million people are living with diabetes in India and this number is expected to grow to 100 million by 2020. People with diabetes are hospitalized twice as often as those who do not have this disease, …

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Pranav

Even SAVAARI is highly un-organised and least reliable even today and have no focus of customer Care, Safety and Security .

Ruhi Khan

have a disc bulge from 1year.recently i came to know about spine decompression therapy which is non surgical is this availabile ? if yes what is the cost waiting for…

Sabari

How/where can I buy this Neurolite?

Geetha

very informative blog. Helps to gain knowledge about new concepts and techniques. Thanks for posting information in this blog