Yearly Archives : 2013


Herbal Medicines: Are they what they claim to be?

Let’s start with a story from Dr. Kevin Pho, an internal medicine physician:

I once diagnosed a patient with high cholesterol, and prescribed him a medicine commonly known as a Statin.  When I saw him months later for follow-up, he admitted that he didn’t fill the prescription. “I took red yeast

Overcoming the challenges of Electronic Health Records (EHR)

There’s no question that healthcare needs to adopt new technology like Electronic Health Records (EHR) that makes us more effective and efficient and curbs costs. In today’s world, providers of all sizes and backgrounds continue to find it challenging to integrate existing systems with EHRs for a variety of reasons,

Challenges to EMR implementation

If you were a healthcare provider and all you did was read press releases, you’d be tempted to think that transitioning to a new EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system involved little more than opening the package and plugging in the contents. Naturally, things are a little more complicated than that,

The Relationship Between ICT and EMRs

In an emerging economy like India, the health sector’s performance is often suboptimal due to an increased burden of factors like underdevelopment, political instability, weak institutions, inadequately developed social sectors, scarcity of resources, and marked social inequalities. With low-cost innovation, cheap mobile handsets and more ‘inclusive’ solutions filling in crucial

Say hello to a better future

Imagine a record of every little medical problem you have faced, no matter how big or small but diagnosed, all kept in one place, for you to look at when or before something goes wrong. Even better, imagine the same for a near and dear one- think of how easy

Simplifying Parkinson’s Disease

Simplifying Parkinson’s Disease

Over 7 million people are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease in our country. It is hardly a life once the disease kicks in, so it pays to know what it’s about and how to know if you have it.

What Is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that causes

One in a Million, Literally

You know things are really bad if there isn’t someone for miles around to even document how bad it is. That’s how it is in the developing world; it’s a real healthcare crisis, where 1 billion people don’t have physical access to a hospital, clinic, doctor or medical care of

If monsoon comes, can diseases be far behind?

Once the monsoon is over, India returns to its characteristic back breaking heat. We may be becoming more used to it, but our bodies still react violently to the change no matter how many years we’ve been alive. This results in a range of health concerns that we should all

EMR : Free or Not Free

Free ambulatory EMR platforms have become  popular with physician practices — particularly independent practitioners. However, for this demographic, a free EMR can mean more than a sense of euphoria.

There are several free EMR systems available, including Practice Fusion, Hello Health and Kareo, but their revenue-generating models all differ.

Practice Fusion is the poster

Get rid of the Top Four for good!

There are a number of diseases that have become quite common over the past century. All of these typically strike quite hard and can even be fatal. They cause pain, grief, and worry not only to the patient, but also to their families and friends. However, we are not entirely