Doctors,society and double standards

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What amazes me is the double standards people have when treating doctors. When they talk about the medical profession in general, many people feel doctors are crooks. They believe the medical profession has become commercialized and doctors just want to make money. They no longer b...

April 29, 2017

All doctors need to become patientologists

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Doctors take pride in mastering the scientific minutiae of medicine . On the top of the medical hierarchy are the super specialists - the ones who have a lot of technical expertise in a very narrow slice of medicine. They're usually looked up to by other doctors because they'...

April 22, 2017

Will Indian pharma marketing finally put patients first ?

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The recent move by the Modi government to make prescribing of generics compulsory has raised a lot of hackles. The objections have been pretty predictable. Obviously, the pharma companies are up in arms because they make most of their money from selling branded drugs. If this option...

April 20, 2017

Patient profiles can help doctors understand their patients better

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Service industries such as hotels use customer relationship management ( CRM ) systems extensively in order to track the personal preferences of their clients , so they can provide them with high-quality services, tailored to their individual tastes . Guest Experience Management Sys...

April 18, 2017

Ideas, entrepreneurs and investors

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Most first time entrepreneurs are in love with their idea. They feel it's completely cool and that it's going to change the world. This is partly because all they do all day long is think about their idea and how they can implement it. They get completely obsessed about it a...

April 14, 2017

Why doctors hate Dr Google

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To become a doctor, I had to burn the midnight oil and master many medical tomes for over 8 years . Even after being an IVF specialist for over 25 years, I am still acutely aware of how little doctors understand about the reproductive system. While ART ( assisted reproductive techno...

April 14, 2017

Healthcare Hackathons in India

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I was recently invited to be a judge at a healthcare hackathon ( Camtech- X: Jugaadathon) held at IIT Bombay, and the experience gave me an opportunity to learn and relearn on several fronts. Hackathons have garnered a lot of attention in recent times, with proponents labeling it a...

April 13, 2017

The robo advisory model is flawed

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Robo-advisors have become the flavor of the month for the financial services industry , and everyone seems to be getting on the bandwagon. Startups are leading the charge, because this is one way of getting entry into an industry which is ripe for disruption. What's even more in...

April 26, 2017

The problem with robo-advisors

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Robo-advisors (automated investment advisors) have become the flavor of the month in the financial services industry. Artificial intelligence ( AI), machine learning ( ML) and deep learning ( DL) have become buzz words in all industries . This is a sexy area, and the financial servi...

April 12, 2017