Author Archives: Neelesh Bhandari, MD

The 8th Conference of Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) is Just Round the Corner!

The 8th Conference of Asia Pacific Association for medical informatics is round the corner and we have some renowned international and national speakers and delegates. Mobile health, by bringing in the patient, is the catalyst which will ignite the much awaited change in medical informatics uptake in India. Feature phones,… 

Read more »
Posted in Blog | Tagged | Volume: | Leave a comment

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… 

Read more »
Posted in Blog, Practice Management | Tagged , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Three legal tips for practicing telemedicine in India

The Internet is now commonplace in India, and healthcare is set to benefit greatly by using the Internet for our huge and populous country. Telemedicine is one immediate aspect of the web that is set to take off because of the many benefits it provides in the Indian scenario. A… 

Read more »
Posted in Practice Management | Tagged , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Five free and simple Google tools useful for Indian physicians

Google has arguably been the single greatest influence on the World Wide Web since the company launched in the late 1990s. Google has given us a whole stable of free and easy- to-use tools that can make online personal and professional tasks easier and better. “Google has given us a… 

Read more »
Posted in Business of Medicine, Practice Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Volume: | 13 Responses

What you need to know about communicating with patients through social media and email

The Internet has created new, innovative ways to research and communicate. A large number of Indian doctors are now using the Internet for purposes such as Google searches for clinical and business information, community building and branding, and communicating via email and social media for business and personal purposes. “The… 

Read more »
Posted in Business of Medicine, Practice Management | Tagged , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Why doctors like to dislike electronic health records

Doctors like to dislike electronic health records (EHRs). Over the years, many surveys have tried to pinpoint the physicians who are more likely to be satisfied by their EHRs.  “In medicine, patient data are the source of all decisions. Electronic health records make data retrieval easier, and thus the quality… 

Read more »
Posted in Business of Medicine, Practice Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | 2 Responses

What you need to know about the mHealth revolution that’s taking hold in India

With a large penetration of mobile phones in the country—currently more than 900 million cellular phone subscriptions—India’s medical community is realizing that the adoption of mHealth will play a key role in improving access and quality of healthcare in the country. mHealth, short for mobile health, is the use of… 

Read more »
Posted in Business of Medicine, Practice Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment