Deadline: April 10th, Transforming Health Systems

Deadline: April 10th, Transforming Health Systems
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Healthcare On Mobiles: EdisonChallenge by GE Tech India- A Great experien...

Healthcare On Mobiles: EdisonChallenge by GE Tech India- A Great experien...:Recently, I was at the GE Edison Challenge venue in Bangalore, India where GE invited college/university students to showcase promising innovations that can aid in achieving these goals by a digital-physical solution across industries. The audience and mentor group came from the esteemed pool of GE scientists, leaders and engineers.


From the GE’s manifesto we learnt that GE believes that it’s impossible for any organization to have all the best ideas, and hence they strive to collaborate with experts and entrepreneurs everywhere who share the same passion to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. As simple it may seem, I was astounded to see the enthusiasm and array of technology categories these students applied in.


“Collaboration between academia and private sector is a necessity of our times”, states Ms. Sukla Chandra. She also highlights how GE’s Edison Challenge is helping bridge the gap and encouraging innovation.”

Mobile Healthcare India: Dr. Ruchi Dass, CEO HealthCursor Consulting India ...

Mobile Healthcare India: Dr. Ruchi Dass, CEO HealthCursor Consulting India ...This is the third time that Medgate along with media partners like IBN7, Aaj Tak, Care World (dedicated channel on healthcare) and others have come up to recognize the medical fraternity and their efforts. These annual awards recognises talent from the remotest corners of India where it is Gadchiroli (inflicted by naxalites) in Maharashtra or Dalit group in Bihar. The Nominations were made by the media groups, the knowledge partner (a large consulting firm- name confidential) and the advisory board of Medgate. 

Healthcare On Mobiles: Featured post- mHealth fighting malnutrition

Healthcare On Mobiles: Featured post- mHealth fighting malnutrition:The community health workers in Melghat are given the latest weapon to fight against the silent killer – malnutrition. It's a mobile phone pre-loaded with an application called CommCare. "Whenever a pregnancy is reported, I register the women's name and other details via the phone," a community health worker explains.

HealthCursor Consulting Group, India: ASSOCHAM Appoints HealthCursor as the Exclusive Kn...

HealthCursor Consulting Group, India: ASSOCHAM Appoints HealthCursor as the Exclusive Kn...: ."HealthCursor, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm serving global clients, has been appointed as the knowledge partner for the prestigious ASSOCHAM Knowledge Summit 2012. HealthCursor will submit a 35 page report addressing the current Healthcare landscape in India, challenges and opportunities in the sector and growth potential highlighting some  of the major innovations taking place in the country."

Healthcare On Mobiles: The Real India-mHealth & beyond Part 3

Healthcare On Mobiles: The Real India-mHealth & beyond Part 3India is the highest TB burden country with World health Organisation (WHO) statistics for 2010 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.3 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 9.4 million cases. The WHO statistics also show that India is 17th out of the 22 high burden countries in terms of TB incidence rate. The estimated TB prevalence figure for 2010 is given as 3.1 million. It is estimated that about 40% of the Indian population is infected with TB bacteria, the vast majority of whom have latent rather than active TB.

Healthcare On Mobiles: The Real India- mHealth & beyond (Part 2)

Healthcare On Mobiles: The Real India- mHealth & beyond (Part 2):

The Doctor to patient ratio in Bihar is 1:3500, which is far behind the national average of 1:1700. Bhore committee, set up to recommend improvements in the Indian Public Health system, had suggested a ratio of 1:1000. It is felt that without addressing this problem, all promises made by the state government will remain a distant dream. 


There are around 30,000 registered doctors in the state – both government as well as those engaged in private practice. The condition is more or less same in the state of AP (Andhra Pradesh)  as well. In AP, around 6 lac (6,00,000) people go untreated every day. Doctor on Call Services- Rural India- The Doctor to patient ratio in Bihar is 1:3500, which is far behind the national average of 1:1700...