Thursday, 22 December 2016

Is superintelligence the inevitable next step in evolution? by Dr. Roshini Beenukumar, @roshiniBR



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Experts predict that by 2050, there is a 50% probability that AIs which will match the intelligence of an average adult human. It is not a long wait, isn’t it?


Last week, my husband and I finally sat down to plan our summer vacation. After spending two full hours on 10 different tour websites, we ended up being completely overwhelmed by the options; all-inclusive vs half-board, city vs seaside or sea vs land. 

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Architecting Innovation Portfolio - Part 3, By Prashant Joglekar @ideabound

Technology needs to be viewed from the function it delivers to a product or service which satisfies a market need. Technology can be leveraged by innovating on various business model elements

This is in continuation with my last two posts. 

The first one was architecting innovation wherein I discussed how organisations can architect innovation portfolio for them to begin their innovation journey & stay on the course, its a plan that they would like to build on. 

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Successfully Implementing #HealthIT: A Health Informatician's perspective by Dr. Thanga Prabhu, @thangas

A fresh approach to HCIT product development is required where the product can quickly meet the clinician’s need. Actively involved clinicians, HCIT trained manpower and HCIT aware clinicians can transform healthcare today; it is not an option but an idea whose time has come

IT is an enabler of change and not the change itself. When customers look at IT as the one solution to all their problems, it is set up for failure from the beginning. Introducing an IT system necessitates an in­-depth study of existing workflows, roles and responsibilities and change management aspects in every speciality.

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Architecting Innovation Portfolio - Part 2, By Prashant Joglekar @ideabound

Sense The Wave : Understanding Consumers Better Than They Understand Themselves

This is in continuation with my last post 'Architecting Innovation Portfolio'. 

The first inspiration 'Sensing The Wave' has two components under it, the first of which is sensing the consumer signals to build innovation around it, the second one of-course is sensing the 'technology' wave which I will cover in the following posts. 

In this post, I am focusing on the consumer angle. The method / approach is very unique and fast replacing or have replaced market research by decoding & coding deep customer motives across generations and thinking styles. This becomes a good starting point to a question 'what does customer really wants' 

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Philips Digital Healthcare Conclave 2016 by Sagay Mary, @hisagay


 The future of healthcare is here and it is up to all players in the sector to leverage emerging technologies to improve the quality and reach of care


What if you could consult your doctor from the comfort of your own home? Could a Star Trek like future with sensors assisting doctors to diagnose disease come true? According to the industry leaders gathered at the Philips Digital Healthcare Conclave 2016, the day is not far when both these scenarios and more, will be the reality of healthcare. 

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Monday, 5 December 2016

@iCHRCloud & iNICU: A Complete Child Healthcare Solution by Ravneet Kaur and Harpreet Singh

Only 65% children in the first year of their life have been able to achieve full immunization and the increase in coverage has stagnated in the past 5 years to an average of 1% every year
Our goal with iCHR is to attain the sustainable development goals and reduce the child mortality rate. 

In present day advance technologies are playing crucial role in most aspects of human life. Now extending its footsteps in one of the most treasured moment of any parent, birth of a child. A thought of building a complete child healthcare solution catering from the birth of a baby till it’s adolescent age powered by technology and big data came into existence when Oxyent Medical — a company run by Harpreet Singh and his wife Ravneet Kaur joined hands with Dr. Raghuram Mallaiah of Fortis La Femme Hospital in Delhi to combine their skills.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Architecting Innovation Portfolio - Part 1, By Prashant Joglekar @ideabound

Organisations innovate through its people

When organization’s leadership expects people to innovate it makes them tad anxious as most of them start thinking about Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Elon Musk. They think that as an individual they may never be like them, but we often forget that all these greats were like us before they attained the greatness. The quality of being a contrarian has put them in the north star position.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Patient Satisfaction: IoT Enabled patient pathway by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

They may forget your name, but they may never forget how you made them feel... Maya Angelou

Patient satisfaction is not a clearly defined concept, although it is identified as an important quality outcome indicator to measure success of the services delivery system

Ever since the Institute of Medicine’s 2001 'Crossing the Quality Chasm' report codified patientcenteredness as one of six health care quality aims, patient-centered care has gained footing within the landscape of health care reform. There is no consensus between the literatures on how to define the concept of patient satisfaction in healthcare. In Donabedian's quality measurement model, patient satisfaction is defined as patient-reported outcome measure while the structures and processes of care can be measured by patient-reported experiences

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Shift in US Healthcare by Srinath Venkat, @ConnectSrinath

The adoption of EHR is growing rapidly because of billions of dollars spent by the government to incentivize providers for EHR usage.
Also, there is a greater commitment by government to reduce the drug related adverse events in healthcare by recommending e-prescribing to the providers

Transformation in US Healthcare through EHR and Personalized Healthcare
Healthcare has undergone series of changes in last few decades. From passive, reactive, one size fits all approach, it has moved towards more customized, responsive, real-time care administration. Electronic Health Record (EHR) is systematized longitudinal collection of patient health data which gives the complete record of clinician-patient encounter. 


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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Putting patients at the heart of IoT in India, By Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

Patients are the most important stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem and that they should be empowered to make informed choices.

In a broader sense, the "patient pathway" is the route that a patient will take from their first contact with a healthcare provider or a member of staff, through referral, to the completion of their treatment. It also covers the period from entry into a hospital or a Treatment Centre, until the patient leaves.

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Medical Imaging Informatics Market by Swapna Supekar


Increase in number of diagnostic imaging procedures and high prevalence of chronic diseases spur the growth of medical imaging informatics market


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Monday, 21 November 2016

Challenges and Promise of #IoT in Healthcare by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

A critical path to improving healthcare efficiency is to shift focus from acute care to early intervention. Remote patient monitoring technologies would be just a small cog in the wheel of Connected health


The ‘internet’ of people changed the world well there's a new internet emerging and it's poised to change the world again this new internet is not just about connecting people it's about connecting things and so it's named the Internet of Things.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

3 P's framework - Product Motivation by Prashantha Sawhney

This article is the last in the series related to 3 P's framework to be successful. We finally focus on Product as it relates to the "why" and "what" work needs to be done.

Traditionally most people talk about products focusing on Feature - Function - Benefit methodology which has worked well for the past 40 years since it was introduced by IBM in 1976. With changes in times as well as proliferation of products, to differentiate their products, people also started to focus on USP (Unique Selling Proposition), RoI (Return on Investment), Efficiency savings, increased Effectiveness,  reduced TC (Total Cost of Ownership) etc. These are logical things which appeal to the mind, however many times we still are not able to decide on a specific product given this multitude of facts and figures.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Healthcare IoT Strategy for Entrants & Incumbents by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

The long-predicted IoT revolution in healthcare is already underway, as new use cases continue to emerge to address the urgent need for affordable, accessible care

We are still running around, jumping in the puddle of data mining and other data insights when we are hit by this new wave called 'Internet of Things" . Typically in the healthcare system the  patients dont really care what sensors will record and transmit and to whom and to where and whether it follows the standard protocol, what they really care about is whether they will be able to get well soon and how this IoT is going to help him have a better quality of life and how soon that would happen.  

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Pragmatic #Interoperability by Dr. Charles Webster, @wareflo


"Pragmatic interoperability (PI) is the compatibility between the intended versus the actual effect of message exchange”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part5 #AMIA2016


Population Health Management and Business Process Management: Part - 5
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

Way back in 2009 I penned a research paper with a long and complicated title that could also have been, simply, Population Health Management and Business Process Management. In 2010 I presented it at MedInfo10 in Cape Town, Africa. Check out my travelogue!

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part4 #AMIA2016


Patient Safety And Process-Aware Information Systems: Interruptions, Interruptions, Interruptions! : Part - 4
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

When you took a drivers education class, do you remember the importance of mental “awareness” to traffic safety? Continually monitor your environment, your car, and yourself. As in traffic flow, healthcare is full of work flow, and awareness of workflow is the key to patient safety.

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part3 #AMIA2016


Usable EHR Workflow Is Natural, Consistent, Relevant, Supportive and Flexible : Part - 3
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here

Workflow technology has a reputation, fortunately out of date, for trying to get rid of humans all together. Early on it was used for Straight-Through-Processing in which human stockbrokers were bypassed so stock trades happened in seconds instead of days. Business Process Management (BPM) can still do this. It can automate the logic and workflow that’d normally require a human to download something, check on a value and based on that value do something else useful, such as putting an item in a To-Do list. By automating low-level routine workflows, humans are freed to do more useful things that even workflow automation can’t automate.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part2 #AMIA2016


Interoperable Health IT and Business Process Management: The Spider In The Web: Part - 2
"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here
Just in time for the 2016 AMIA Symposium, I'm delighted that Manish Sharma, the force behind @HCITExperts, is republishing my five-part series on workflow technology in healthcare. Thank you Manish!
- Dr. Charles Webster

If you pay any attention at all to interoperability discussion in healthcare and health IT, I’m sure you’ve heard of syntactic vs. semantic interoperability. Syntax and semantics are ideas from linguistics.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

ICD to SNOMED CT Mapping: Observations and Inferences by Dr. SB Bhattacharyya, @sbbhattacharya


The Concepts presented in this article are as proposed by Dr. SB Bhattacharyya and presented in the HCITExpert Blog with permission from Dr. SBB - sbbhattacharyya@gmail.com

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Workflow, Usability, Safety & #Interoperability Perspectives by Dr.Charles Webster, @wareflo - Part1 #AMIA2016


BPM-based Population Health Management & Care Coordination: Part - 1

"Workflow is a series of tasks, consuming resources, achieving goals.”

This article has been re-published with the authors permission. The article was first published by Dr. Charles Webster on his blog here
Just in time for the 2016 AMIA Symposium, I'm delighted that Manish Sharma, the force behind @HCITExperts, is republishing my five-part series on workflow technology in healthcare. Thank you Manish!
- by Dr. Charles Webster

I blog and tweet a lot about healthcare workflow and workflow technology, but in this first post I’ll try to synthesize and simplify. In later posts I drive into the weeds. Here, I’ll define workflow, describe workflow technology, its relevance to healthcare and health IT, and try not to steal my own thunder from the rest of the week.

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Friday, 4 November 2016

Healthcare #IoT, what the future holds by Arnab Paul, @iArnabPaul

Things in healthcare, its popularity is undeniably on the rise in other industries

The world is continuously growing and changing. Various advancements have also occurred when it comes to the technology used in rendering healthcare services. Thus, there is no doubt that the healthcare industry has improved in the last decade but what are some of those improvements.  

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Enactment of Healthcare Reforms, Including PPCA, Drives the HCIT Solutions Market by Deepa Tatkare


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S., about 1.2 million vacancies would be available for registered nurses from 2014 to 2022. 

The demand of home healthcare is expected to increase and drive the healthcare IT solutions & services such as telehealth, telemedicine, and mHealth during the forecast period to meet the demand-supply gap

Enactment of Healthcare Reforms Including Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Drives the Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) Solutions Market 

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Friday, 28 October 2016

What 2017 has in Store for Physicians? by Aiden Spencer, @aidenspencer15

The coming year is going to be tough if you’re a physician. There are several things that are going to change. It is important to be prepared about the coming changes in regulations, and what is required from a practice. This article will provide a brief summary about the coming changes, and what you can expect from 2017.


Before 2017

The year hasn’t completed ended yet but the healthcare industry has been bombarded with changes. The recent ending of the ICD-10 grace period has been the first major change leading into 2017. It has effected many practices in a number of different ways. It should be remembered that in the long run going electronic will benefit the entire industry. 

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Friday, 21 October 2016

3 P's framework - 7D's Process Foundation by Prashantha Sawhney


focus on Process as it relates to the "how" the work is to be done

This article is a continuation of my previous post - 3 P's framework - People are the key. We now focus on Process as it relates to the "how" the work is to be done.

There is a plethora of options in terms of processes one can follow to be successful. Across software literature one come across many variations and combinations of the "D.." verbs typically used in software development. One that is simple to use and remember is called 7D's.

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Friday, 14 October 2016

3 P's framework - People are the key - Prashantha Sawhney

We focus on People - "who" do the work. While it is important to have a good efficient team, it is equally important to have some norms for them to be successful

This article is a continuation of my previous post - 3 P's framework to be successful. We focus on People - "who" do the work. While it is important to have a good efficient team, it is equally important to have some norms for them to be successful.

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Reducing Leakage in Admissions, Pharmacy and Diagnostics at Hospitals by Baljit Singh, @mtatva

Typical advised diagnostics in OPD in hospitals ranges from 20% to up to 50% depending on specialty and month of the year. You really need to see how many of these are being lost to competition nearby

Hospitals have two big challenges to stay profitable. First, they have to continuously work to get new patients to discover their hospital. Second, most important aspect, is to get as much revenue from each patient visit. The second one drives both top-line and bottom-line significantly, but is also the least understood process due to inherent limitations.

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Why Do We Want #Interoperability? by @Matt_R_Fisher

Interoperability, to a large degree, comes down to having a fully unified healthcare system where data is always available


A lot of time and attention has been put into the notion of interoperability by almost every stakeholder in the healthcare system. Those interested in the issue include patients, providers, vendors and the government. Why has interoperability received so much focus, though? It may be possible to answer that question by stating that interoperability contains a large element of the common good.

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Monday, 3 October 2016

Steps to Performance Transformation by Ritesh Dogra @Ritesh_Medium

Take a step back and think on the fundamental question – ‘Have I created enough value in my current business model?’

Since the last year, we undertook quite a few ‘Performance Transformation’ projects. This was a pleasant change – existing healthcare providers trying to transform themselves and this had nothing to do with increasing bed occupancy either! So what is performance transformation?

Simply stating, Performance Transformation is Creating Value in Existing Infrastructure which will differentiate an existing set up in the market. To understand this, lets step back and reflect on a familiar concept, the S-Curve.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

The Current Status of 8 Future Technologies on Healthcare by @msharmas

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

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Social Media Survey Report for Dental Practitioners in India by @drvikram and @drmayurdavda


  • 63% of respondents say they use social media professionally but only 28% have a budget for investing in it
  • 70% of respondents use social media to connect with peers; only 51% use it for patient education


Dental practitioners are reluctant adopters of social media for professional use, according to a survey report by HealthCare in India and The Dental Education. While 90% of survey respondents said they used social media for personal use, only 63% indicated that they used it for professional purposes such as connecting with peers (70%), raising awareness of their practice (61%) and educating patients (51%).

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

How to create a winner marketing plan to your hospital by Dr. Hesham Dabah

Healthcare's facility directors and top executives who are in charge of the execution of hospitals and health services are confronting a test of how to get their facilities more profitable and make them more productive

The article was first published in Dr. Hesham Dabah's LinkedIn Pulse page (link below). The article is published here with the authors' permission.

Acquiring new patients to the practice is the lord of administrative practices,  pulling in more individuals requiring your service is what all health care business administrators should consider at into their daily operating systems.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Why Out-of-Hospital Blockchains Matter by Cyrus Maaghul @Pointnurse

Bitcoin and blockchain technology will be game changers too

This article was first published in Mr. Cyrus Maaghul's LinkedIn Pulse post here . The article is published here with the author's permission.

I bought my first bitcoin in May 2013 while on a vegan retreat in Asheville, North Carolina. Going through the purchase process reminded me of when I first downloaded Mosaic and surfed the net. I thought to myself, "this is going to be a game changer". It was.

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

House MD vs Doctor #AI- Who will turn out to be the better by @RoshiniBR


House MD vs Doctor AI- Who will turn out to be the better diagnostician?

Do a google search for “all-inclusive beach holiday” and all you see for the next weeks are advertisements for all-inclusive holidays following the virtual you. Google knows you better than your family or friends- creepy but true! Whether or not we realize it, we have made the decision to donate our data to the virtual world.

Can we put our data to better use – to improve healthcare on a scale unimaginable a decade or two ago?

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@IFTTT you could in Healthcare by @msharmas



Was reading this article published in a leading newspaper sometime back,



Naturally, I tried thinking of usecases to apply the technology in a Healthcare setting. 

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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Ransomware Prevention 101 - Expert Tips by Nicola Whiting @CyberGoGiver

Whether you manage your own systems and devices, or rely on third-party hosted systems (i.e. ‘in the cloud’), your Ransomware risk is real, constant and growing….

Below are some key actions, that you can put in place now, to significantly reduce your Ransomware and Cyber Crime risk – they cover prevention, instant response during an attack and recovery

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Social Media Technographics - A way to engage your audience by @msharmas


"Taken together, the Social Technographic groups make up the ecosystem that forms the groundswell. By examing how they are represented in any subgroup, strategists can determine which sorts of strategies make sense to reach their customers." - Forrester

As part of a successful social media campaign, its important to know the audience with whom we are sharing the content and creating the content for. 

I came across this insightful categorization from Forrester, that provides a categorisation of your Social Media users, using the Social Technographics ladder on the basis of their level of activity on your Social Media Channels

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