Digital Divide And Indian Pharma Industry

Over the last one and half decades of this new millennium, despite making significant headway in digital literacy, fueled by consistent progress in the penetration of broadband Internet and availability of more affordable smartphones, a large section of Indian population … Continue reading

‘Digi Gaon’: Will It Augment Access To Affordable Health Care In India?

In the Union Budget speech of 2017-18, Indian Finance Minister articulated his intent, among several others, to launch a new initiative named ‘Digi Gaon’, which would extend the broadband digital technology in rural India. Besides education and skills, ‘Digi Gaon’ … Continue reading

Does Healthcare Feature In Raisina Hill’s To-Do List?

At the Capitol Hill, while addressing the joint session of the United States Congress, on June 08, 2016, our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi well articulated the following, in his inimitable style: “My to-do list is long and ambitious. It … Continue reading

RHDS: A Simmering Promise in Despondency

Eric Topol, a leading cardiologist who has embraced the study of genomics and the latest advances in technology to treat chronic disease says, “We’ll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions in future.” By clicking … Continue reading

e-healthcare: A new vista to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare in India

The concept of e-healthcare started germinating in India since 1999, when the ‘Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’ initiated its pioneering step towards telemedicine in the country by deploying a SATCOM-based telemedicine network. This network is currently playing a key role … Continue reading

Leverage the potential of ‘Telemedicine’ to effectively address the healthcare needs of India

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined telemedicine as follows: “The delivery of healthcare services, where distance is a critical factor, by all healthcare professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and … Continue reading

Telemedicine – one of the unsung advances towards improving access to healthcare services in India.

Telemedicineis gradually becoming popular in India, like in many other countries of the world. This emerging technology based healthcare service, will surely meet the unmet needs of the patients located in the far flung areas, by providing them access to … Continue reading

Healthcare services in India … growing disparity between urban and rural population – can ‘Telemedicine’ play a significant role?

Healthcare Industry in India is currently valued at US$ 35 billion. This industry is expected to record a turnover of US$ 75 billion in 2012 and US$ 150 billion in 2017, reports Technopak Advisors in their report titled “India Healthcare … Continue reading