Technology can transform healthcare system in India by bringing about advances in medicine and improving the quality and affordability of healthcare which will ultimately improve patient outcomes, according to Dr. S. Ramadorai, advisor to the Prime Minister of India and chairman of the National Skill Development Agency. He was delivering the 23rd Convocation of the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.
Health care IT spend in India is expected to rise 3.4 percent to $1.2 billion in 2016, according to research firm Gartner.
The forecast includes spending by hospitals, hospital systems, nursing and residential care, and university hospitals on internal services, software, IT services, data center systems, devices and telecom services, the research firm said.
Release 1 of the TEC WG on Gateway and Architecture on M2M had introduced / suggested generalized architecture of M2M communication and various service delivery models. One of the work items identified by the WG for next release was numbering for M2M / IoT devices.
As the projections for connected devices indicate that there will be a requirement of over 10 billion numbers to uniquely identify the devices working on mobile and fixed networks.
In the Release 1 of the Technical Report on M2M enablement in ITS, it was noted that with a robust IT and telecom infrastructure in place, India stands to gain from the use of ITS to alleviate urban transport issues. Use of such technologies can be vehicular or infrastructural. As the Indian economy progresses and urbanization in India increases, use of ITS and its importance will increase proportionately. The unique ecosystem and diverse challenges creates…Read More
Electric utilities are going to use the power lines for smart grid applications. Both narrowband and broadband power line carrier (PLC) communication technologies are being demonstrated by a number of electric utilities in India. The fact that PLC communication uses the existing infrastructure for communications, that is, power lines, strengthens their case. After studying the current PLC demonstrations in India and taking into account the global scenario, it is recommended to allocate a frequency band…Read More
As cities in India gear up and draw plans for the honourable PM’s 100 Smart Cities program, this report on ICT Guidelines for Smart Cities is an accompaniment to the Smart City Mission Guidelines document released by the Ministry of Urban Development. It attempts to draw attention to and outline a set of guidelines and frameworks for ICT for Smart Cities. It focuses on ICT’s role in Smartness and how to truly achieve Smartness with…Read More
Three years ago, Nitesh Kumar Jangir, an electronics engineer, and Nachiket Deval, a product designer from the National Institute of Design, were wondering what their medical technology startup Coeo Labs should make. So as part of a project, they teamed up with a business graduate and three doctors at one of Bengaluru’s best-known tertiary care hospitals. Their objective: to find an unmet need in critical care that they can come up with a solution to.
A one-off injection could one day lower your cholesterol levels for the rest of your life. People born with natural mutations that disable a specific gene have a lower risk of heart disease, with no apparent side effects. Now a single injection has successfully disabled this same gene in animal tests for the first time. This potential treatment would involve permanently altering the DNA inside some of the cells of a person’s body, so doctors…Read More
Something wonderful happened in the public health domain that many Indians may not have realised. The Union Cabinet, under the pragmatic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took a giant step by adopting a path breaking National Health Policy 2017 (NHP 17). After a hiatus of nearly 15 years, this new policy promises to be a tectonic shift in the way public health care is addressed in India. It is a recognition of the fact…Read More
The stem cells that produce our blood have been created in the lab for the first time. These could one day be used to treat people who have blood diseases and leukaemia with their own cells, rather than bone marrow transplants from a donor. They could also be used to create blood for transfusions. “This is a very big deal,” says Carolina Guibentif at the University of Cambridge, who was not involved in the research.…Read More
Indian-American Rishi Shah, who quit college 10 years back to pursue entrepreneurial dreams, has become tech's newest billionaire. And his business partner, Shradha Agarwal, is close behind. Their windfall came with a USD 600 million infusion of venture capital into Outcome Health, the Chicago health care tech company they founded in 2006. It's now valued at USD 5.6 billion
As always with articles that express physicians’ frustrations with the current batch of IT systems, there’s typically a lot of sympathy and agreement (although I believe that just nodding our heads and saying how bad a situation is, doesn’t really mean that much). In amongst all of the amicable correspondence, were others slightly more confrontational—and one in particular stuck in my mind. It was from someone who said that it was no good doctors just…Read More