William J. Mayo once famously quoted that “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered“. Nearly a century later, is this quote still valid or have we deviated from this high ideal? The first clue to the answer comes from the fact that in today’s world doctors have only about […]Read more "Is the patient really at the center of Healthcare?"
In the opening keynote of the HIMSS 2017, Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, laid out her vision of the future of Healthcare IT and Healthcare itself. Ginni’s talk mainly focused on Watson which was launched about 5 years ago and more specifically about Watson Health which was launched 2 years ago. She […]Read more "The beginning of the Cognitive Era – Ginni Rometty, HIMSS 2017"
All the developed economies and more recently in developing economies are debating Affordable Healthcare. Spiraling costs, ageing demographics, more diagnostics and complicated treatments all add to these costs. While big ticket reforms like Obamacare hog most of the limelight in this space, these are also equally controversial as is evident from today’s situation with Obamacare. On […]Read more "Transitioning from Health Care to Wellness Care – Insights from HIMSS 2017!!"
One of the biggest nightmares for any individual or organization is when something that is touted as a traditional strength becomes a weakness. Though the initial response to this is how a traditional strength can become a weakness, the fact is that this happens more often that people realize. For most of the decade of 2000s, Sachin Tendulkar was at […]Read more "Can a traditional strength turn to a weakness? – The Japan Story"
Guwahati or Gauhati is the biggest city of North East and is usually the gateway to North East for most tourists. Most of the tourists fly into Guwahati while visiting the North East Destinations. Kamakhya Temple Kamakhya temple is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas and is dedicated to mother goddess Kamakhya. It is the […]Read more "Tourism To India – North East Destinations – Guwahati"
Kaziranga National Park (The call of the wild) What happens when you have been waiting 20 years to visit a destination? Your expectations shoot through the roof and most often when you reach the destination you are disappointed that it was not worth the wait!! It was with such trepidation that I reached Kaziranga. Kaziranga […]Read more "TOURISM TO INDIA – NORTH EAST DESTINATIONS – KAZIRANGA"
Living Root Bridges – An architectural marvel All over Meghalaya there are Living Root bridges which are architectural marvels of man-nature co-existence. The architects behind these marvels are not highly qualified engineers from top universities of India, but the simple people of the Khasi and Jaintia tribes of Meghalaya. These bridges are built using the […]Read more "TOURISM TO INDIA – NORTH EAST DESTINATIONS – IV"