The February issue looks into the barrage of health apps that promise to revolutionsie healthcare delivery. It also gives an insight into the restructuring process of Saket City Hospital, which was recently acquired by Max Healthcare Cover story Burgeoning health app market The healthcare market in India has seen a sudden surge in health apps, both for doctors as well as patients. For instance, doctor directory and clinic management system Lybrate has launched two healthcare apps: Practice Management for doctors and Find Best Doctors for patients. There is Curofy, a medical networking app that enables safe and secure communication between doctors. Practo, India’s leading doctor search engine, also has a few apps for doctors, For patients, the health apps are several from companies like Mtatva, Netmeds, PlanMyMedicalTrip.com and others. According to PwC, the mHealth sector will become Rs 3000 crore market by 2017. Diagnostics Self-monitoring of blood glucose Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is an important and integral component of modern therapy for diabetes. SMBG is recommended for people with diabetes to achieve a target level of glycemic control and thus achieve their HbA1c (also known as glycated haemoglobin or A1C) target. The goal of SMBG is to collect detailed information about blood glucose levels at many time points to enable maintenance of a more constant glucose level by more precise regimens. Technology Evolution of ventilators India represents an attractive market for ventilators due to favorable demographics and the growing adoption of advanced technologies. The purchase criteria in the mechanical ventilators market is also changing with buyers laying greater emphasis on service, support, user-friendliness, and product design instead of prices and brand names. The non-invasive ventilation (NIV) mode is being preferred over the invasive ventilation because it caters to the need of patient safety and comfort.
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