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Innovations on the Front Lines, Advances in Point of Care Technologies for Rural Settings

Will be speaking at Health 2.0 India Conference 2017 at Hyderabad on 10th Nov. https://lnkd.in/fKSfY7A#healthcareHealth 2.0 Innovations on the Front Lines, Advances in Point of Care Technologies for Rural Settings 12:00pm - 1:00pm Nov 10th 2017



Affordable point of care technologies are an integral part of an effective healthcare system, but continue to be a critical unmet need for billions of rural consumers in emerging markets like India. The role and impact of point of care technologies will be transformational over the next 10 years. This panel is designed for physicians, clinicians, hospital administrators, technologists and all healthcare and medical professionals who must learn about cutting-edge technology and how it will improving the business and service of patients.





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Genetic sequencing and Exciting Predictions in store

Genome, Chromosome, DNA all refer to our Genetic material and make us unique. DNA or Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid are molecules that are building entities of the genetic material present in an organism- a plant, a dog or a human being. These DNA molecules form long chains and then termed as a chromosome. A human chromosome may have 30 million DNA units in a chain. The Genome is referred to all of these chromosomes being together, i.e., all the genetic material in an organism.

1 in every 5 healthy adults may unwittingly carry alterations in disease susceptibility genes- Medical bulletin news - 5 hours ago
Genome analysis or sequencing relates to finding out the order of DNA nucleotides in a genome-i.e. makeup of an organism's DNA. A Human DNA is made up of over 3 billion of these genetic letters.

Just like in astrology, predictions are made about career, life and health based on birth date, time, location (Lat. and Long.), Lagna, Dasha, Nakshatra, similarly using the whole genomic sequenc…

Royal Society of Medicine elected Dr Ruchi Dass Fellow

Popular Health Technology Author and Founder, HealthCursor Consulting Group Dr. Ruchi V Dass elected Royal Society of Medicine Honorary Fellow in the United Kingdom. (Photo courtesy of Ruchi Dass)

Joining some of the elite names among scientists and physicians, Health Technology Author and Business Icon Ruchi Dass has been elected as a fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom.

Dass is a renowned Physician and has worked with development organisation across the world driving technology driven public health initiatives. She is the Founder of the consulting group HealthCursor, and Author of several journals, including her upcoming book on “Big Data in Healthcare” with Springer.

Dr Dass wrote a book on “Innovations in Healthcare” that was unveiled by the Honourable President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee in 2013. Dr. Ruchi Dass was listed amongst Most Powerful and Influential leaders in IT by Information week in 2013 and also received INTEROP’s “Women leader” recogni…

Blockchain, Predictive Analytics and Healthcare

Episode-of-care payment and comprehensive care payment systems can help providers prevent health problems; avoid the occurrence of acute episodes among individuals who have health conditions; prevent poor outcomes during major acute episodes, such as infections, complications, and hospital readmissions; and reduce the costs of successful treatment.

Using cryptography to keep exchanges secure, blockchain provides a decentralised database, or “digital ledger”, of transactions that everyone on the network can see. This network is essentially a chain of computers that must all approve an exchange before it can be verified and recorded.

Learn more about the use of Blockchain in healthcare here:


Blockchain, Predictive Analytics and Healthcare from Dr. Ruchi Dass



It is distributed. Means it is de- centralised. Nobody is an owner.

It is public. Everyone can see it.

Things that have happened are time stamped, recorded and coded.

It is persistent. As far as everyone is participating, it is for fo…

INDIA- The Growth Engine

The economy minister, Shaktikanta Das, has given his prediction of India's GDP growth for the coming 2017 - 2018 fiscal year. He says that it will be upwards of 7% and there's not any reason to doubt him.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in India expanded 1.80 percent in the third quarter of 2016 over the previous quarter. GDP Growth Rate in India averaged 1.67 percent from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all-time high of 5.80 percent in the second quarter of 2009.Here are stats related to some popular markets:



The only potential fly in the ointment any of us can see for India's economic growth is the effects of demonetization, and whatever they are they are now--it has happened, and it has gone. Macroeconomic conditions are such that the government is providing a modest boost to the economy with a smallish budget deficit. Inflation is not negligible, but it does appear under control. Much to most of the growth is domestic and not affected all that much by the global lassitud…

Human Factors in Healthcare

Stare in the middle of the image below..as you move your eyes around you will see black dots flashing. now you know that there is no flashing possible here but it tricks your brain.




Human eyes could be easier to trick than you might think.A Japanese professor, Kokichi Sugihara, created sculptures that trick the mind to see the impossible. He was the winner of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest in 2010 and 2nd place in 2016.

Like when that thing goes there, isn't it supposed to go over there and not over there? Shouldn't the little balls be rolling to the right instead of the left? How did that thing do the thing? Huh?!

Check out some of Sugihara's best brain-bending illusions:


Conformational Bias Illusions occur when brain tries to make sense out of conflicting information based on his/her experience.

Human sight is falliable and images can easily be misread leading to errors in processing information. For practising Physicians as well, we have seen such conformational b…