Doctors always want to get it right the first time when treating their patients, but in reality, the strategy to making it “just right” is more like Goldilocks approach. When a patient comes in for a diagnosis, the doctor has the following options- aggressive, mild or standard. Most patients are prescribed a standard treatment, some may do well while others do not get any benefit or may even experience sever side effects. In such cases, new medicine will be recommended and the same cycle will continue. This trial and error may have been acceptable earlier, but in today’s age when adverse drug reactions is considered to be the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and has almost doubled in India since the last three years, clinicians need to do better especially when the stakes are high, the advance of disease is rapid and cost-effectiveness is a must.
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The growth story
Himanshu Baid, Managing Director, Poly Medicure elucidates on how Poly Medicure has served the medical fraternity for over 22 years and owns more than 215 patents and continues to file new patents for new technologies and devices they are developing with the help of its R&D team
Main objective of Indian Joint Registry is to help patient safety, bring stability to the market
In the wake of several patients suffering from the impact of faulty hip implants, it is vital that India has a national joint registry to track such patients and avoid future episodes. Richard Armstrong, Head, Health Registries, Northgate Public Services tells Viveka Roychowdhury about the response to the Indian Joint Registry
UNDERSTANDING THE RELEVANCE OF HEALTHCARE RESEARCH
India as a nation has followed the west for decades when it comes to research-based treatments. The sun is fast setting on this methodology and there is a massive need to invest in healthcare research in the country
I have witnessed the steady technical advances in ultrasound
Dr BS Rama Murthy, Consultant Radiologist, Srinivasa Ultrasound Scanning Centre and Chief Patron, Medical Ultrasound Society of Karnataka, Coordinator – Fetal Foundation of India, talks about the evolution of ultrasound and how foetal imaging has improved over the years, in an interaction with Express Healthcare
Radiology has a bright future and has been at the forefront of healthcare
Radiology has a major role to play when it comes to healthcare. Dr Piyush Saxena, Consultant Radiologist and Chief of MR imaging, Vishesh Hospital and Diagnostics, Indore, MP in an exclusive conversation with Express Healthcare disscuses the impact of radiology on healthcare and how newer innovations from GE Healthcare has helped improve healthcare delivery as well as patient comfort
Healthcare Communication In India
Dr Alexander Thomas, President, Association of Healthcare Providers - India (AHPI) and Divya Alexander, Research Consultant, in a first of a series provide detailed insights on healthcare communication that explores its different aspects in an Indian context
RED INITIATIVE - Canon Medical / Erbis Engineering conducts CME programmes on CTO-PCIs in Chennai
Invites renowned Japanese cardiac interventionist, Dr Kinzo Ueda to India to share his experiences and insights with cardiologists at Apollo Hospitals and Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
Roche Diagnostics partners with SRL Dr Avinash Phadke Lab
Roche’s first partner for cobas pro solution is SRL Dr Avinash Phadke Lab in Mumbai. The solution promises to offer greater automation, flexibility and simplified workflow to support better clinical outcomes for patients
Pharmacogenomics- Essential to end the era of trial and error medicine
Chandni Luthra, Co-Founder, FutureMed elucidates on the impact that trial and error has had on patients earlier, but in today's age adverse drug reactions is considered to be the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and has almost doubled in India in the last three years
'We keep five principles in mind when designing any healthcare-related app'
Tech adoption in the Indian healthcare industry is growing significantly however, many times products which are designed to be technically efficient remains unattained from a patient's understanding perspective. Sharan Grandigae, Founder and CEO, Redd Experience Design talks about the issues in the healthcare sector, particularly in the software vertical and differentiates the patients requirements in healthcare industry vs food or any other industry, to Usha Sharma
Implementation Of Telemedicine In UT Of Puducherry
The Government of Puducherry has taken a slew of measures pertaining to telemedicine, enabling masses to avail accessible and affordable healthcare services across the UT especially in rural areas.
India Moves To Make NEET& NEXT Exams As Common Standards Across The Country
A sea of change is about to take place in the world of medical education, especially in India.