Healthcare spend pushing households below poverty line
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
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.
mPulse Mobile raises $1.7M for Healthcare-focused secure messaging tool
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.
Poll finds Californians happier with their Health care
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
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
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
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.
OPPI concludes 4th Healthcare Access Summit in Mumbai
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
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.
Government needs to increase its expenditure on Healthcare
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
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.