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Healthcare spend pushing households below poverty line

August 28, 2015

There has been a rise in the number of world-class hospitals and highly-qualified medical personnel in India, and the nation’s emergence as a preferred destination for medical tourism has been the cause of much celebration and accolade. However, the not-so-bright side of the picture is that for millions of Indians, healthcare services continue to be out of reach in terms of both access and affordability. India compares poorly to other developing countries on parameters such as hospital-bed density, ratio of physicians-to-population, number of doctors graduating every year, and per capita public expenditure on healthcare.

Healthcare Focus on 184 Poor Districts: Modi

August 28, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that 184 poorest performing districts of the country had been identified for focused attention in terms of healthcare, involving infusion of resources and conduct of specific programmes.

Three Tensions in Healthcare: Guideline Fatigue, Patient Power, End of Life Dollars

August 28, 2015

As we savor the fading days of summer and begin to gear up for a busy autumn, it seems like to good time for another edition of “Three Tensions In Healthcare.”  (My usual disclosure/reminder: I work at a cloud genomics company in Mountain View, CA.)

mPulse Mobile raises $1.7M for Healthcare-focused secure messaging tool

August 27, 2015

Encino, California-based mPulse Mobile, which offers secure messaging tools to healthcare companies, raised $1.7 million in a round led by OCA Ventures with participation from Jumpstart Ventures and Merrick Ventures. mPulse was created as a healthcare-focused spinoff of secure mobile messaging company mobileStorm at the end of last year.

184 districts identified for focussed Healthcare: PM Narendra Modi

August 27, 2015

Promising to provide equitable healthcare that addresses intra-state disparities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said 184 poorest performing districts have been identified where more resources would be infused and focussed programmes will be carried out. 
 

Poll finds Californians happier with their Health care

August 27, 2015

Nearly two years after the major elements of the federal health care law went into effect, California voters say they’re happier with the way the state is running its health care services, but the cost of coverage continues to be a problem, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.

China slowdown belies Consumer market Health

August 27, 2015

Growing evidence of China’s economic difficulties and the ensuing stock market rout have sent shockwaves around a financially troubled world that has been banking on China to stimulate demand.

Freakonomics and end-of-life Health care

August 26, 2015

Stephen Dubner admits that he and the team behind Freakonomics Radio sometimes explore ideas most sane people would leave untouched. This time, Dubner decided to look at the economics of end-of-life health care.

Rock Healths Halle Tecco: The Many Challenges Healthcare Tech Startups Face

August 26, 2015

Rock Health sees the future, and healthcare technology is an integral part of it. The company, founded by Halle Tecco, funds startups in the field of digital health. Last year was a record year for digital health funding, with more than $4 billion invested in the market -- a 127 percent year-on-year growth. The speed of growth in digital health is faster than growth in traditional healthcare and software in general.

Why employers are really cutting Healthcare (its not Obamacares Cadillac tax))

August 26, 2015

For employers, the big ogre still lurking in the mists of the Affordable Care Act is the so-called Cadillac health plan tax, a levy on employer-sponsored health insurance plans valued above a certain threshold.

OPPI concludes 4th Healthcare Access Summit in Mumbai

August 25, 2015

Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) recently organised its fourth ‘Healthcare Access Summit’ in Mumbai. The day-long event registered key industry stakeholders and policy makers who discussed various measures which needs to be taken in order to improve healthcare access in India.

Healthcare at a price in Goa

August 25, 2015

Healthcare in Goa doesn't come cheap especially when compared to other states in the country according to a latest report, 'Key indicators of social consumption in India- Health' published by the National Sample Survey Office, ministry of statistics and programme.

TTK Healthcare (INR 931.25)

August 25, 2015

Investors with a short-term perspective can consider selling the shares of TTK Healthcare.

Phaneesh Murthy-promoted Healthcare platform plans to raise $12 mn

August 25, 2015

The Phaneesh Murthy-promoted PM Health & Life Care on Monday launched health exchange platform Zigy.com. It said it would raise $10-12 million in series ‘A’ funding by end of this year.

Highest Disparity in Healthcare, Most Prefer Pvt Services: Study

August 25, 2015

A study on socio-economic inequality in the city has shown the highest disparity in access to healthcare.

Theres one big problem with Scott Walkers Healthcare plan

August 24, 2015

Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearly insurmountable obstacle — getting 60 votes in the Senate.

Health care facilities work to decrease infections

August 24, 2015

Good communication can solve many difficulties — whether it be in families, government, education or elsewhere.

Pharmacy clinics playing increasingly larger role in Health care

August 24, 2015

It's late, your sinuses are running faster than Niagara Falls, head's throbbing and your stomach fluids are ebbing and flowing to near hurricane velocity. Yep, you're definitely sick.

Government needs to increase its expenditure on Healthcare

August 24, 2015

Known for his immense knowledge of the healthcare sector in India and the world, K. Srinath Reddy is a firm believer in the big role that politics plays in implementing robust and all-inclusive Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The former head of the cardiology department of AIIMS says that compared to Western countries, public expenditure on healthcare in India is less and it is high time the governments starts spending more responsibly. During his visit to Hyderabad, Dr. Srinath Reddy interacted with M. SAI GOPAL .

US top medical body collaborates with Apollo Hospitals

August 21, 2015

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a top medical body in the US, has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals to expand medical education in India by providing new opportunities to cardiovascular physicians to improve their skills. 
 


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