Continuous Glucose Monitoring Made Affordable and Accessible by Piyush Gupta @Ambrosia_Sys

Living with diabetes comes with many challenges. At the top of the list is monitoring glucose levels to avoid a health crisis. Monitoring can be inconvenient and expensive, but thanks to advances in technology, these issues are being addressed like never before.

Dealing With Diabetes
Diabetes relates to the body’s ability to produce and process the hormone insulin. Without it, cells cannot absorb sugar, or glucose, which we need for energy.

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India aims to be a Global Leader in #DigitalHealth by Rajendra Pratap Gupta @rajendragupta

The Article was first published in Mr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta's LinkedIn Pulse, the Article is republished here with the authors permission

In May this year, India had tabled a resolution at WHO for mHealth, which was supported by over 30 nations. This clearly signals India intent to be a global leader in Digital Health.

Digital Health has the potential to revolutionize how populations interact with national health services and also strengthen health systems and will play an important role in preventive , promotive and curative health. India is now embarking on a futuristic journey to bridge the healthcare divide between have’s and have-nots using digital health tools. We have a number of projects that will extensively deploy technology .

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#DigitalHealth at an Inflection point by Mary Meeker, @kpcb reviewed by Manish Sharma @msharmas





Please note the above slides have been extracted from the Mary Meeker, Internet report 2017 purely for the purposes of this article. The statistics mentioned in this Blog have been taken from the Mary Meeker Internet Report 2017, relevant for DigitalHealth. For more details please view the complete report here  

While reviewing the Mary Meeker, Internet Report 2017 I found came across the statement "DigitalHealth at an Inflection point". So in this article (as also the slide deck above) I have tried to review the Digital Health specific updates and provide a correlation to them by linking it up with the India Internet section that has also been highlighted in the report.

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare by Swetha Jegannathan @csweths



The opportunity in #healthcare IoT is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities (http://blog.hcitexpert.com/2016/05/infographic-iot-in-healthcare-opportunities.html) that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT organisations are tremendous.
Presenting the insights shared by Swetha Jegannathan (@csweths) on #IoT in Healthcare #PhilipsChat.

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#DigitalHealth Startup? How to evaluate your #Startup like a VC or Angel by Manish Sharma @msharmas



#Startup, is a favourite word we hear these days from AiM to PM. At times it has connotations of a journey to fulfil, a dream to Startup is to Just go for it, and at times it brings about the memories of your struggles and wins, from that journey. But to startup is to also understand the basics of the entire process of establishing a business and running it.

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5 lessons learned while assisting Healthcare #startups by Shailesh Gogate @sgogate



18 months ago Faichi Solutions, http://www.faichi.com/ an offshore product engineering partner, decided to focus on two verticals: Healthcare and Media/ Publishing.

To scale a company, one should pick one or two verticals to focus on (especially when you have limited budget :) ). These two verticals were identified based on the number of clients we had in those 2 verticals and customer references :).

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What is #BlockChain? Implications for Healthcare by @msharmas

In my previous article I discussed about the benefits and barriers to the use of an Integrated Health Information Platform. In healthcare the need for presenting the Information to the Right Person at the Right Time has been proven to improve outcomes in patient treatment.

Will HIE 2.0 benefit from the use of Blockchain in presenting the information to the Right Person at the Right Time? 


What is Blockchain?
Various definitions of Blockchain have been put across based on the context of the use. Some of these definitions are: 

A digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.

“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016)

The Blockchain is a decentralized ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. Using this technology, participants can confirm transactions without the need for a central certifying authority. Potential applications include, fund transfers, settling trades, voting etc.

Blockchain is a distributed system for recording and storing transaction records. More specifically, blockchain is a shared, immutable record of peer-to-peer transactions built from linked transaction blocks and stored in a digital ledger. [1]

A Blockchain is a data structure that can be timed-stamped and signed using a private key to prevent tampering. There are generally three types of Blockchain: public, private and consortium. [6] 

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare By Rajesh Batra, @rbatra868




The opportunity in #healthcare IoT is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT organisations are tremendous.
During the #PhilipsChat, on the 10th April 2017, we asked the experts what they thought about the current trends and focus areas that the IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Startups will need to keep in view in the near and short-term while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.  
Presenting the insights shared by Rajesh Batra (@rbatra868), VP-IT, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai on #IoT in Healthcare #PhilipsChat.

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Benefits of an Integrated Health Information Platform #IHIP by @msharmas


We have seen the benefits of Aadhar and how a public data repository can be used for public good. Population Health based clinical data repositories too can play a similar pivotal role in providing potentially great benefits

The use of Healthcare IT in the Indian context is picking up with most of the corporate hospitals going for the #EHRs and HIMS solutions. And these are present mostly in the Tier I cities and urban areas. There is a move now to get these solutions to the Tier 2 and Tier 3 centers as well. I would be looking to review reports that highlight percentage of IT enablement in Healthcare facilities, as part of follow up articles to this one.
The Center for Healthcare Informatics has rolled out an RFI detailing the requirements of an Integrated Healthcare Information Platform (IHIP). You can also visit the dedicated website to review the details of the IHIP RFI:
In this article I would like to highlight the benefits that will accrue from implementing such a solution in India. With no historic data of past implementations of such a system in India, I have reviewed the information available in journals and public domain regarding similar implementations across the world and what are the benefits and barriers in implementing an Healthcare Information Highway of patient healthcare data.

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare by Manishree Bhattacharya @ManishreeBhatt1



The opportunity for #IoT in Healthcare is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT organisations are tremendous.

During the #PhilipsChat, on the 10th April 2017, we asked the experts what they thought about the current trends and focus areas that the IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Start-ups will need to keep in view, in the near and short-term, while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.  
Presenting the insights shared by Manishree Bhattacharya (@ManishreeBhatt1) on #IoT in Healthcare

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare by Dave Brown (@QiiQHealthcare)



The opportunity #IoT in Healthcare is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT organisations are tremendous.

We asked experts what they thought about the current trends and focus areas that the IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Startups will need to keep in view in the near and short-term while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.  
Presenting the insights shared by Dave Brown (@QiiQHealthcare) on #IoT in Healthcare.

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare by Srinivas Prasad M.R. @prsdsrnvs



The opportunity in #healthcare IoT is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change?
During the #PhilipsChat, on the 10th April 2017, we asked questions related to the current trends and focus areas that the Healthcare IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Startups will need to keep in view in the near and short-term while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.
A great discussion ensued that has spawned this blog series. Presenting the insights shared by M. R. Srinivas Prasad (@prsdsrnvs) on #IoT in Healthcare #PhilipsChat. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._R._Srinivasaprasad)

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare by Dr. Vikram @drvikram


The opportunity in #healthcare IoT is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT and Healthcare organisations are tremendous

During the #PhilipsChat, on the 10th April 2017, we asked the experts what they thought about the current trends and focus areas that the IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Startups will need to keep in view in the near and short-term while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.
A great discussion ensued and that has spawned this blog series. Presenting the insights shared by Dr Vikram Venkateswaran (@drvikram) on #IoT in Healthcare #PhilipsChat.

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#PhilipsChat on #IoT in Healthcare with @prsdsrnvs and @drvikram

87% of healthcare organizations will have adopted Internet of Things technology

Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare, or Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) are seeing an increasing adoption rate in Healthcare Organisations. In a recent study the following statistics were part of the report: [1]

1. 60% of healthcare organizations have already introduced IoT into their infrastructure 

2. In just two years, 87% of healthcare organizations will have adopted Internet of Things technology.

3. The most common area where IoT is being utilized is for patient monitoring and maintenance. 73% of surveyed healthcare executives said they used IoT in this area, while 42% said this was the main use for IoT

4. 64% of respondents said they use IoT for patient monitors, 56% use IoT for energy meters, and 33% use IoT for imaging devices.

5. 80% of healthcare executives said IoT has improved innovation

6. 76% said visibility across their organization has improved, while 73% said they have enjoyed cost savings following the introduction of IoT.

7. 57% of respondents believe workflow productivity will improve as a result of the adoption of IoT, resulting in considerable cost savings

8. 36% believe IoT will create new business models, while 27% said the use of IoT technology would improve collaboration with colleagues and patients.

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Understanding the Medical Diagnosis processes, to build an AI based solution by @msharmas



Human Intelligence

is The ability to adapt one's behavior to fit new circumstances.


In Psychology, human intelligence is not regarded as a single ability or cognitive process but rather as an “array” of separate components. Research in building AI systems has focused on the following components of intelligence: [1]
  • learning,
  • reasoning,
  • problem-solving,
  • perception, and
  • Language-understanding
These components of human intelligence are also utilized during diagnosing a patient and defining the treatment plan and protocol for the patient.

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Unintended consequences of new technologies in healthcare – thoughts on #blockchains pt 2 by Dr. Senthil N @nacsen


In part one of this blog I discussed blockchains and how they could be used in health care in an ideal world. 

In the real world however, block chain use poses many challenges. The challenges range from security to accessibility perspectives, some of which are unique to health care. In a healthcare blockchain, each unique identifier is a human being, not a piece of cryptocurrency. So, anyone with access to a blockchain can see how many transactions a patient has had and their timestamps, then extrapolate how healthy or sick a person has been. 

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Unintended consequences of new technologies in healthcare – thoughts on #blockchains, Part 1 by Dr. Senthil @nacsen


Many of you might have read the recent findings by researchers Isao Echizen et al. from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) of Japan that it is possible to copy one’s fingerprints from pictures taken from up to 10 feet from the subject who was holding a peace sign, given proper lighting and focus. As cameras with more than 20 megapixel resolution become commonplace, many daylight photographs would meet this criteria. It is not farfetched to imagine that one could copy iris patterns from portrait photographs just as easily. For the majority of the world population with darker eye colors, their iris patterns would not be clearly visible in the visible light wavelength, which is why iris scanners use near-infrared wavelengths. 

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#PatientSafety is the key in the era of #DigitalHealth by @Drvikram

India has just seven registered allopathy doctors per 1,000 people; Indian healthcare was ranked 112th in the world by WHO; It takes almost 133 people to take care of 1 patient in a tertiary care hospital; There are now 133 touch points where patient safety can be compromised; Our healthcare system is unable to measure Patient safety, a very important parameter, mostly due to lack of longitudinal records;

India has just seven registered allopathy doctors per 1,000 people. Indian healthcare was ranked 112th in the world in a survey by the WHO. It is therefore unsurprising that most discussions in the healthcare sector today are focused around ways and means to build more infrastructure and increase access to care. 

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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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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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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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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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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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@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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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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