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Mobile Medical Apps – Healthcare on Smartphones

Mobile technology has become ubiquitous, and anybody can communicate anywhere, anytime. Global mobile statistics suggest that there are now about 364 million smartphone users in India. As per the PwC Report for GSMA, mobile technology will play a significant role in the provision of health services, globally. In India, as… 

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Telephonic Consultation: A Family Physician’s Perspective

(From a discussion held at a recent IMA meeting in Ahmedabad) Telephonic consultation is a day-to-day situation that every doctor faces in one way or another. However, most doctors remain confused on how to handle this. Problems related to telephonic consultation Calls can come anytime, anywhere; the doctor may not… 

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Internet and Social Media for Doctors

It is time for doctors to start their online journey… Today, most information sought is reached through the Internet. India is now the third largest Internet user in the world, below only China and the United States, and already edging out Japan (1). Most doctors, and particularly specialists, are already… 

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Patient flow management revisited: Increase patient satisfaction

“Doctors’ schedules change, and they change often. Technology should make it easy for changing everything, keeping it current, and most importantly, communicating the change instantly to stakeholders.” Patient flow management is a subject that often receives less attention than it deserves. However, it is one of the key areas that… 

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Wearable Technology in Healthcare: Will It Take Root in India? Guest Blogger Dr. Neelesh Bhandari

With the advent of Google Glasses and self-quantifying apps (mobile apps that monitor vital signs or other information about the user), wearable technology will soon be a big thing in healthcare. The movement for self-quantifying patients is not too old. Many experts believe that self-quantifying patients are the logical next… 

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Four more Google tools useful for doctors in India

In follow-up to one of the most popular articles on mdCurrent-India, Five free and simple Google tools useful for Indian physicians, here are four more Google tools you can use. If you have a free Google account, you already have access to these tools, and some are even available without… 

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Are your online passwords safe?

Today, nearly everyone has passwords for email, banking, social media, and other Web sites. As a doctor, your passwords may protect your email and social media accounts, your practice website, patient information in an EMR/EHR system, and even your money. Passwords are guessed or stolen every day, often by people… 

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