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— InformationWeek (@iweekindia) December 19, 2013Mobility poised to play a significant role in healthcare’: Dr. Ruchi Dass, Founder & CEO, HealthCursor Consulting Group
An mHealth Evangelist, and Founder & CEO, HealthCursor Consulting Group Dr. Ruchi Dass, has been involved in specific healthcare IT, e-learning and ICT projects for the public/private sector in India.
In an exclusive interview with InformationWeek, she discusses how mobile phones have transformed the entire healthcare landscape and shares how mobile technology is propelling innovation in healthcare.
According to you, how is mobile phone penetration transforming healthcare landscape in India? While the Government is building more and more hospitals, the gap between the patient-doctor ratio is huge. For the next 20 years, the infrastructure will not be able to match the growing population of India. Hence, the next s…

10 Influential Women in Health IT -By Dan Bowman

From government officials to hospitals administrators to patient advocates, women are making an impact in health IT by leading innovation and change in all facets of healthcare. We asked our readers to nominate the most influential women in health IT for our second annual list.
And boy, did they respond--it was tough to keep the list to 10. We received nominations for women who are changing the face of personal health data and patient engagement, advancing nurse informatics, promoting mHealth and tele-medicine, using technology to improve global healthcare, developing healthcare apps and more. 


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mHealth India- Insurance and technology

Inspite of low penetration of Health Insurance in India, inclination towards Prevention and wellness products and services is on the rise. Penetration of private healthcare insurance policies is less than 0.5% in India (Health insurance penetration in India is as low as 5%). If you live in the U.S, you would have come across this tagline many a times "Health Insurance companies investing in Wellness products to reduce claims and cut consumer costs". In India, it is Flipped!!!
As there is not enough health cover, more than 70% expenditure on health is out of pocket. Hence the consumer is now becoming more aware of his/her wellness and is taking initiative to invest in prevention and health checks himself. No wonder, there are a million wellness companies that have mushroomed up in the last 3 years and most of them are making money on a B2C/Retail approach for obvious reasons. We are starting to look at some Technology driven wellness companies including mhealth based ones and …

Health startups that interests @HealthCursor @medmocha

Zipdial | India ZipDial is a unique company from Bangalore, India, that monetizes from missed calls. Its business model has caught the attention of Singapore-based Jungle Ventures who invested in the startup this week. Plus, ZipDial unveiled some expansion plans.
Wish.vn | Vietnam Wish.vn is a healthcare social network community in Vietnam. It is basically a combination of electronic health records, a social network to allow patients to rate health care, healthcare information, promotions connecting with partners, and tools to help you keep up your health.
Operation Smile | India Operationsmile.org.in is a healthcare social impact organisation. Cleft Care Centres provides year-round free reconstructive surgeries to children who suffer from cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
Podimetrics is developing a high-tech shoe insole for diabetics
Simplee helps people manage their out-of-pocket healthcare costs which, on average, run about $3,600 a year for a family of four. The…

Innovations in healthcare-A report published by HealthCursor Consulting Group

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, The Honorable President of India unveiled a 50 page report at the ASSOCHAM's 10th Knowledge Millennium Summit on Jan 16th 2013. The report was titled "Innovations in Healthcare" and was authored by Dr. Ruchi Dass, Founder and CEO, HealthCursor Consulting Group. HealthCursor was the exclusive knowledge partner to ASSOCHAM for the event. The analysis and the findings in the report were well appreciated by the Industry leaders during the event.






A considerable amount of time was spent in  amalgamating the vast amounts of knowledge banks from the different actors in the healthcare ecosystem to present an innovation led heath care vision 2020 for India. The report envisages the theme of "Curing the Incurables-sharing of Innovations" for the 10th Millennium summit of ASSOCHAM. The Event drew attendance of the Who's who in the industry with Noble Laureates like Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, Recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for his revolutionar…