Angiograms can be harmful for your health !

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A friend of mine was admitted in an ICU because he had chest pain. He's 65 years old and hypertensive, and has not been taking his medicines on a regular basis. He has had angina in the past as well, but this time it was worrisome enough for his son to insist that he see a docto...

July 17, 2017

How patients get taken for a ride !

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I've noticed a disturbing trend these days. For-profit healthcare companies, clinics and hospitals are advertising direct to the public - either on hoardings ( for example, Apollo Hospitals) , or by taking out full page ads in newspapers ( for example, Regenexx - which is such a...

July 11, 2017

The need for scribes in Indian hospitals

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West Bengal has passed a new law to regulate the medical profession. It has set up the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, and patients who feel that the doctor or hospital has been medically negligent can approach this Commission. They will review the records ...

July 07, 2017

Why startups need to die

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There's a lot of excitement when a startup is launched, but there's considerable unhappiness and sorrow when it fails. There's often a lot of soul searching and recrimination as to why it failed. What went wrong? Who was to blame? What could have been done to salvage it? This is...

July 23, 2017

Emotional maturity for founders

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Running a startup can be an emotional rollercoaster ride. Convincing investors to give you money is not easy , and when you do succeed, you're on top of the world. Then , when you realize that you're running out of it again, you have to go through the cycle all over again - ...

July 15, 2017

The Flipkart Snapdeal mystery

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We all love reading the stories of startups who have made it big. When they command billion dollar valuations , they spark our imagination, and young entrepreneurs want to follow in the footsteps of these uber-successful founders , who serve as role models for them. This is why the...

July 05, 2017