How can we prevent doctor bashing ?

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Now that the doctors have gone back to work in Maharashtra, everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. The government is very pleased that they have averted a crisis, and that patients are being looked after once again; and the junior doctors are pleased that they can go back to comple...

March 27, 2017

We need to protect our junior doctors

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Resident doctors occupy a unique place in the medical profession. On one hand, they are still students, who are learning the art of practising medicine . They have to keep their professors happy, and also master the content in their textbooks , in order to pass their examinations. H...

March 22, 2017

The anti-doctor violence epidemic in India

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The epidemic of violence which has erupted against doctors all over the country has taken everyone by surprise. In the past, doctors used to be respected and trusted . Today, it seems to be open house on doctors , and anytime a patient suffers a complication, goons are taking the la...

March 21, 2017

What can we do to get doctors to answer patient's questions ?

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One of the commonest complaints patients have about doctors is that they don't bother to explain anything to them. Most of their explanations are short and sweet - curt and to the point. They're full of medical jargon, which means that the patient usually doesn't have a ...

March 11, 2017

Healing the ailing medical profession

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It's remarkable how quickly the public perception of the medical profession has deteriorated in one generation. There used to be a time when doctors were held in high regard , and the cleverest students chose to do medicine , not because it paid well, but because it was a highly...

March 09, 2017

A free simple way of engaging with the patient

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Patient engagement has become a buzzword today, and lots of efforts have been made to involve patients in their own health care. Here's a free simple way which any doctor can use to empower their patients . After telling the patient what medicines he needs to take, he can reque...

March 01, 2017

Entrepreneurs need to do a premortem before they start up

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Most entrepreneurs are in love with their business plan. They are convinced that what they're doing will be so profitable that they fail to think about what can go wrong. This can be tragic, especially when you factor the time and energy which they have invested in a company whi...

March 16, 2017

A comic book every entrepreneur should read

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I'm a big believer in the idea that reading provides founders and investors with an invaluable competitive edge. It's a great source of insights, specially in the startup space , which changes all the time. Every startup needs to become a learning organization , and books ar...

March 03, 2017

Using Artificial Intelligence to generate Alpha

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There's a lot of controversy about whether it's possible for an active investor to outperform the market. Proponents of the efficient market hypothesis believe that passive index funds are the best option, and that trying to pick stocks is a mug's game which is doomed to...

March 14, 2017

IT companies need to use data analytics to help employees manage their careers

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HR departments of IT companies continue to have a short-sighted view about managing their people . Even though they are knowledge workers, they still think of them as being widgets , who are interchangeable. This is tragic , because people need to be treated as unique individuals - ...

March 08, 2017

Using people analytics to become an efficient learning organisation

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Given the fact that technology is changing so rapidly, all organizations understand the importance of investing in continual learning, so that they can remain on the cutting edge. Now it's all very well to talk about the importance of being a learning organization, but how do you ac...

March 07, 2017