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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…