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The Himalayan Times : Hospital under fire for random recruitment - Detail News : Nepal News Portal

BIRGUNJ: Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital Development Committee Office today came under fire for appointing staff in the hospital without following the due process.
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Eric Topol turns Stephen Colbert around on digital health

Eric Topol turns Stephen Colbert around on digital health | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it

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Andrew Spong's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:27 AM

It’s possible that folks in the industry can be a little too quick to call out signs of the times that mobile health has “gone mainstream” or “hit the big leagues.” But there certainly have been some strong signs lately. Samsung announced mobile health features as a key part of its release strategy for the Galaxy S4. The House of Representatives hosted three days to holding hearings on mobile health regulation. And Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer and de facto digital health ambassador Eric Topol went on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams to talk about digital health tools.

But now digital health has really arrived, because Topol has appeared on “The Colbert Report” to educate comedian and satirist Stephen Colbert about his book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine”, and about the digital health space in general.

 

“Why would we want to creatively destroy medicine?” Colbert asked at the start of the interview. “Medicine is keeping us alive! Leave it alone.”

 

Topol explained that the appeal of digital health lies in highly personalized medicine, delivered via the smartphone.

 

“Well, you know what is going to be different is that smartphone is going to be a conduit of data and information about your health, about your medical essence, like you never had before,” he said.

 

Making the most of the brief interview, Topol demonstrated some of his standby mobile health technologies: the AliveCor ECG heart monitor and the ViSi Mobile Monitor from Sotera Wireless. Taking a cue from a tweet in which Colbert had complained of a ruptured ear drum, Topol produced a CellScope smartphone-enabled otoscope, and showed Colbert’s fans the inside of his ear, eliciting cheers from the Colbert Nation.

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Should doctors' salaries be linked to patient satisfaction?

Should doctors' salaries be linked to patient satisfaction? | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it

Indian hospitals could perhaps take a cue from an experiment being conducted in public hospitals in New York. A host of public hospitals there have linked salaries of doctors topatient outcomes and satisfaction. This is against the existing system where doctors' paycheques are determined by the number of patients they are able to bring in. The current system is often blamed for patients being put through unnecessary tests or being admitted for longer duration than required.

 

The new benchmarks could go a long way in improving patient care with its emphasis on factors such as how well doctors communicate with patients, whether doctors' reach the operating room on time or how quickly patients are discharged. It would also give patients a much needed say in patient care. The experiment is not without problems and it may be difficult to benchmark factors such as "satisfactory" communication. It might also prove to be unfair for medicos given the fact that is often difficult for relatives to accept that their patient has experienced an adverse outcome to their treatment.

 

In the Indian setting, the model is perhaps more apt for the private sector as public hospitals payscales are not benchmarked against patient turnover. Private healthcare has been marked with a growing distrust of healthcare providers and a breakdown of doctor-patient relationships. Giving patients a say over their doctors could help restore their faith as well as help them reclaim a rightful say over their treatment.


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Association for Healthcare Reform- AHR

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Telemedicine services launched in remote areas in India | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

Telemedicine services launched in remote areas in India | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it
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This article talks about the possibilities of skyping with doctors and how this is being implemented in India.

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More than 25% of doctors' posts vacant - The Times of India

More than 25% of doctors' posts vacant - The Times of India | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it
Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad talked about health ministry's efforts to churn out more doctors on his visit to a community health centre in Bassi near Jaipur recently.

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Neelesh Bhandari's curator insight, January 21, 2013 2:31 PM

The total number of sanctioned posts of in-service doctors in the state is around 9,700. But, out of the total sanctioned posts, around 2,700 posts are lying vacant. However, since last one year, the health department officials have stepped up efforts to fill the vacant posts and have got the approval of the finance department. The official said they have recruited 310 doctors recently.

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Job - opening | Surveillance Medical Officers | Healthcare & Medical in Uttar Pradesh | India Jobs - ItsMyAscent.com

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Job opening: Surveillance Medical Officers - Healthcare & Medical in Uttar Pradesh. Vacancies - 50 (SSA) Monthly Remuneration - 110,000/- SSA remuneration is composite, all inclusive fully taxable. TNP and TGS remuneration is net of tax.
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Hypertension major contributor to avoidable deaths in India: WHO

Hypertension major contributor to avoidable deaths in India: WHO | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it
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World Sleep Day: Sleep disorders on the rise in India - Read Health Related Blogs, Articles & News on Diseases & Conditions at Health.India.com

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Healthcare & Hospital Jobs- Overseas

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Online exchange India offers local classified ads for jobs, auctions, for sale, real estate, services, community and events - Post your classified ad for free
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Study: Hospital staff and managers not on same page with patient satisfaction | Elite Medical Scribes News

Study: Hospital staff and managers not on same page with patient satisfaction | Elite Medical Scribes News | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it
There are other ways to improve patient satisfaction, but having emergency department scribes on staff should be a prerequisite to these types of initiatives.
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Poor Health Performance Ranks India Below its Neighbours

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Bangalore: India’s health performance has been reported to be at its worst when compared with the...
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••• The Job Portal Gigajob: Free Job Vacancies for employers and free Resumes for job seekers. (Gigajob India)

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Job Portal Gigajob: Free postings, free Resumes and free job searches!
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IBM's Watson and the future of healthcare information technology

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American Medical News reports that health insurance giant WellPoint has struck up a deal with IBM and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York to use the supercomputer — which has spent its post-Jeopardy days amassing and “learning” massive amounts of data about the American health care, insurance, and public health industries — for two pioneer programs to automatically process, review, and pre-authorize medical claims and treatment requests, as well as a third program dubbed “Interactive Care Insights for Oncology”.

 

The latter will “identify individualized treatment options for cancer patients, starting with lung cancer” in order to advise oncologists on the latest and most effective treatment regimens by incorporating up-to-the minute longitudinal medical studies and cancer data into its suggestions.


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RFID-reading wristband tracks hand hygiene to reduce hospital-acquired infections

RFID-reading wristband tracks hand hygiene to reduce hospital-acquired infections | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it

A startup called IntelligentM wants to make hospitals healthier by encouraging workers to clean their hands properly. Its solution is an RFID (radio frequency identification) bracelet that vibrates when the wearer has scrubbed sufficiently, giving employees a way to check their habits and letting employers know who is and isn’t doing things right.

 

Some 100,000 people a year in the United States alone die because of infections that arise from hospital visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a lot of these infections occur because doctors, nurses, and technicians don’t wash well enough.


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Rehabmyheart's comment, March 26, 2013 12:50 PM
Washing hands is good and this would be useful to get staff trained. It only addresses a small portion of infection control how about lab coats. I know many who will wear the same lab coat for months without washing. Another issue is equipment such as ekg leads, how often are these thoroughly wiped clean between patients. In outpatient rehabs patients are trained to clean their equipment, but do you trust the patient has properly cleaned the equipment before you?
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Tata Centre, Hyderabad hospital to research on cancer

 

HYDERABAD: The Mumbai-based Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and the city-based Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (BIACH&RI) said they intend to promote joint research on cancer.

 

They aim at creating a ‘Cancer Collaboration Network’ to facilitate sharing clinical experiences and expertise, training and education, research and development and spreading cancer awareness to the public, TMC Director Rajendra Badwe and BIACH&RI trustee Nori Dattatreyudu said in a statement.

TMC and BIACH&RI will take the lead in creating a platform to expand this network, they said, adding that it would bring together various hospitals, doctors, scientists, pharma, industry, insurance, governments, NGOs and citizens dealing with cancer patients. Network coordinators to be identified by TMC and BIACH&RI, will work with the Tata Strategic Management Group to facilitate formulation of a MoU and work to fulfill the aims and objectives of the proposed network, they said, according to a release, after the conclusion of a four-day ‘Global Oncology Summit-20132 here. -PTI

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Healthcare's digital future in the present tense

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The man once hailed by GQ Magazine as one of the 12 "rock stars of science" doesn't predict a rosy future for hospitals or medical clinics. But he does expect the individual consumer to be much more aware and proactive about healthcare.

 

In a Tuesday morning 2013 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition keynote replete with pop culture references and visual guides, Eric J. Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care, delivered a ringing endorsement of the smartphone as the healthcare delivery platform of the future.

 

Digital health has gotten to a point, he said, where the average consumer can measure and track vital signs and other physiological data through his or her smartphone, thereby creating a "Google map of each individual." That, he said, flies in the face of America's healthcare industry, which is poised to experience a technological revolution similar to the 'Arab Spring" revolts that swept through the Mideast.

 

"We practice medicine today at a population level," said Topol, who is also a cardiologist and the West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine at San Diego-based Scripps Health. "We do everything the same. We don't recognize each person as an individual."

 

And digital health, he said, will change all of that.

 

Topol argued that population health leads to wasteful and even potentially dangerous practices, such as prostate exams and mammograms. Digital health tools would enable each individual to determine if he or she would need a test, he said.

 

The smartphone – the "lab on a chip" – can and will replace the annual physical, Topol predicted, and offer opportunities to screen for a wide variety of ailments, from lung disease and eye problems to heart issues, high blood pressure and diabetes.

 

Topol predicted that healthcare would move away from the hospital – which George Orwell once called "the antechamber to the tomb" – and toward the home, with consumers in charge of their own health and health data and physicians propelled into the role of specialists.

 

He also touted the development of handheld genome sequencers, and said science and medicine are moving towards a day when an individual's genomes can be mapped and used to detect, cure and possibly even prevent diseases like cancer.

 

And all it's going to take, he said, is a sense of empowerment on the part of the individual, armed with a smartphone.

 

'What we need to do is tear down that wall," he said.


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Meet on anaesthesia - The Times of India

The Anesthesia Society of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) and Indian Society of Anesthesiologist (ISA) is organizing SGPGI PG ASSEMBLY - 2013 on March 16 and -17.
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Junk colas, fast foods from canteens, says govt - The Times of India

Junk colas, fast foods from canteens, says govt - The Times of India | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it
Schools and colleges across the country may have to withdraw junk food and carbonated drinks from canteens. A suggestion to this effect has been made by the health ministry to all states.
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Doctors Nurses Paramedicals TEchnicians

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Complex Cardiac Procedure Performed at Sunshine Hospitals, Best Cardiology Hospital in Hyderabad

This video is about experience of patient who underwent angioplasty at Sunshine Hospitals, best Cardiology hospital in Hyderabad. Mr. M Sri Harish, consulted...
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Indian families spending less on health, education - The Times of India

Indian families spending less on health, education - The Times of India | Association for Healthcare Reform | Scoop.it
Private consumption expenditure in sectors such as transport and communication, hotels and restaurants, however, have registered an increase, the data reveals.
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