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Dr. Ruchi V Dass elected Royal Society of Medicine Overseas Fellow

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Popular Health Technology Author and Founder, HealthCursor Consulting Group Dr. Ruchi V Dass elected Royal Society of Medicine Honorary Fellow in the United Kingdom. (Photo courtesy of Ruchi Dass)

 

Joining some of the elite names among scientists and physicians, Health Technology Author and Business Icon Ruchi Dass has been elected as a fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom.

 

Dass is a renowned Physician and has worked with development organisation across the world driving technology driven public health initiatives. She is the Founder of the consulting group HealthCursor, and Author of several journals, including her upcoming book on “Big Data in Healthcare” with Springer. Read More

Jugaadathon- A Great experience!

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I was recently at the GE Jugaadathon event organised by CAMTECH and GE at the silicon valley of India, i.e. Bangalore. The theme was “Maternal and Child Health” and I was leading the event on Twitter with GE’s twitter handle and at the event site where some of the best minds collaborated over 48 hours to build some of the most disruptive solutions for the cause. This hackathon got further support from USAID, OMIDYAR network and BACCA foundation. Read More

Perspectives of 10 most impactful Tech Leaders 2013

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TeamAn mHealth Evangelist, and Founder & CEO, HealthCursor Consulting Group Dr. Ruchi Dass, has been involved in specific healthcare IT, e-learning and ICT projects for the public/private sector in India. In an exclusive interview with InformationWeek, she discusses how mobile phones have transformed the entire healthcare landscape and shares how mobile technology is propelling innovation in healthcare. Read More

mHealth has great potential in India because of growing mobile penetration in the country.

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A recent report by India Mobile 2010, shuns TRAI for claiming a base of 621.28 million mobile subscribers at the end of March this year.India is without doubt the fastest growing telecom market in the world, but it had only 304 million subscribers at the end of May this year, according to a report by Juxt Consult. While Juxt survey measures and reports both the mobile users (subscribers) and mobile connections (subscriptions, ie who take new connections), TRAI data reports only the mobile connections, (which it mistakenly calls ‘subscribers’). Read More

Smartphones will drive revenue for all stakeholders in the next 5 years.

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Recent quote: “In the years to come, mHealth applications will be distributed primarily through healthcare distribution channels like hospitals and specialized healthcare product vendors and not the app stores as is currently the case, and that traditional will become the predominant distribution channel.”(Source: research2guidance)

Well this sounds promising. However, we all know that the success of a mHealth business model doesn’t depend on the distribution channel but on what you give for the money you take and in turn sustainability of that service”. Read More

Technology solving problems relating to Drug Counterfeiting and Supply chain management

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The Technology Driven data channels offers a key opportunity for pharma companies to restructure their sales and marketing model, improving their relationships with physicians and increasing compliance among patients. At the same time, patients are demanding a greater role in treatment decisions and seeking information from a range of online sources, resulting in a new age of consumerism in healthcare. Read More

The Success of DrSMS in Kerala, India

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The World of “Speed- Living”! as simple, easy and compact as a mobile phone. Reminds me of Aircel’s popular advertisement “Pocket main Rocket hai”…

I think”pocket main Rocket hai” is the right definition of Mhealth today! Many mobile projects struggle with scale and impact. While a mobile health project may run well with a small number of patients in one hospital, expanding the scope of a project until it is large enough to have real impact takes money, time, and widespread support of key stakeholders in a given community. Read More

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