eMedizine : September 25th 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010


"Accept things you can't change and change things you can't accept."

Hello readers! Have you ever faced a situation where you have to accept something that you cannot change? For a doctor he has to accept that he is bound to wake up in the dead of the night for a medical emergency! Now ever done something about things you cannot accept? Maybe yes may be not. So change things like messy papers and registers, chaotic clinic, cluttered patient records and adapt with the new ways of technology to let you change the things you cannot accept. Read this week's e-Medizine to know reasons why you must use computer in your practice, websites for doctors and Google health speaks at HELP.

-Pooja Raval


Ten reasons why you should use a computer in your practice

As a doctor, you routinely have to capture a large amount of information about your patient in order to provide good medical care and to collect your fees . Medicine is a pen and paper intensive domain, where clinical history, examination findings, lab reports, scans, appointments , messages and bills - all happen on paper. Managing paper is always hard to do – and IT can help you to do so more efficiently !

What is the downside to all this paper work? After all, you’ve been doing it for donkey’s years and are happy with this , so why bother to change ?

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Google Health speaks at HELP!

Learn to Translate from English to Hindi using Google Translation Toolkit !

Learn a smart way to translate articles straight from the masters - GOOGLE.

HELP Library is proud to host the Health Speaks Event at Mumbai on 25th September, 2010 - at 10 am sharp.

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Website For Doctors-Alive and Kicking

Website for Doctors is finally live and kicking, and after touching are first 10 clients within the first month of going live, it is safe to say the idea behind the venture is a solid one. Doctors have a business to run and need to provide high quality information to their patients to give high quality service. A website is a great medium to communicate with patients – and has now become a key tool for every doctor in private practice.

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Improving Healthcare in India by Dr. Sadanand Vinayak Nadkarni

Advances in Cataract Surgery-Life changing results for patients by Shroff Eye Hospital


A man is talking to the family doctor. "Doc, I think my wife’s going deaf."

The doctor answers, "Well, here’s something you can try on her to test her hearing. Stand some distance away from her and ask her a question. If she doesn’t answer, move a little closer and ask again. Keep repeating this until she answers. Then you’ll be able to tell just how hard of hearing she really is."

The man goes home and tries it out. He walks in the door and says, "Honey, what’s for dinner?" He doesn’t hear an answer, so he moves closer to her. "Honey, what’s for dinner?" Still no answer. He repeats this several times, until he’s standing just a few feet away from her.

Finally, she answers, "For the eleventh time, I said we’re having MEATLOAF!"

Useful Links

Plus91 Online - The Innovative Medical Product Site

Websites for Doctors

DocFeedOnTweet - Tips for Good Health on Twitter

Technology For Doctors: The Plus91 Blog

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eMedizine : September 18th 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010


"A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels."
-Albert Einstein

Hello readers! Well you might be wondering why do I always start this column with a quote right? I believe a single quote conveys a lot of meaning against a paragraph. It always brings a new thought to your mind and makes your day. So start this day afresh with the "new type of thinking" and read along e-Medizine that offers you the latest trends in healthcare IT industry aiding mankind to survive and move towards higher levels!

-Pooja Raval


Do EMRs increase clinic or hospital profits?

What is the most common question asked by Doctors and Hospital Administrators when they meet me? Safe to say it is quote unquote: How does implementing an EMR solution increase my clinic/hospital profit?

Now first let’s go into the economics of the whole thing.

Profit = Revenue – Cost

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As a doctor I want to use technology to be able to ......An Indian perspective...

As we improve our software products and work with more doctors, we are learning a lot about what doctors in India want from information technology . How do Indian Doctors view IT as an enabler ?

In theory, one would expect doctors to want to use IT for the following applications.

1. Computer Based Medical Records (EMR)
2. Clinical Information Sharing Networks

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Information on Infertility by SMS on your mobile!

Malpani Infertility Clinic now brings you information on your infertility problems right on your cell phone!

Like most infertile couples, you know that IVF can maximise your chances of getting pregnant. We offer all the newest reproductive techniques, including IVF, ICSI, laser assisted hatching, embryo freezing, egg donation, PGD , embryo biopsy, and blastocyst transfer.

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IVF versus ICSI-Which is better? by Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, Infertility Expert,Mumbai

Ten reasons why you should use computer in your practice. by Aditya Patkar, Marketing Head, Plus91 Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 


A doctor is talking to a car mechanic, "Your debit is several times more per hour then we get paid for medical care."

Mechanic: "Yeah, but you see, doc, you have always the same model, it hasn't changed since Adam; but we have to keep up to date with new models coming every month!"

Useful Links

Plus91 Online - The Innovative Medical Product Site

Websites for Doctors

DocFeedOnTweet - Tips for Good Health on Twitter

Technology For Doctors: The Plus91 Blog

READ MORE - eMedizine : September 18th 2010

eMedizine : September 13th 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."
-Lord Buddha

e-Medizine we bring to you the latest ideas successfully tranformed into actions. We ideate how technology will help both doctor and patient that are put into actions making lives better. Read along the healthcare IT news which will enhance your knowledge in the field of IT and read along the exclusive blog posts by renowned doctors all over the country!
-Pooja Raval

Improved Patient Safety Using Software
Patient Safety is a vital aspect of healthcare. With a fairly large number of indirect deaths and also potentially life threatening situations resulting directly from lack patient safety it becomes a vital cog in the healthcare machinery. Software products are introduced in any setup to increase efficiency and accuracy, both important factors when trying to improve safety.

Software features most appreciated by doctors

Plus91 is a team of very innovative people. Since the last 3 years we have tried to include, in most cases successfully and in some cases still trying to introduce game changing features into our softwares. These software products are specifically targeted at doctors and hospitals in the Indian Market. We have tried to keep a realistic outlook towards usability and need in developing these features, though some are for the pure thrill of it.

Designing Personalised Clinical Templates for the EMR

The working of a clinic can be divided into two parts. The administrative portion deals with the business part of a medical practice , such as accounting, insurance, billing , and inventory management. The scale and complexity will depend on the size of the clinic, and is much simpler for single physician clinics, as compared to group practices, for example. The other part is the clinical aspect , where the data captured is clinical in nature. Reports can be created using both these types of data.



A fat lady: (To a health expert). Give me some advice that can reduce my fatness.
Health expert: Okay. You must move your head to the right and the left at a particular time.
Fat lady: At which particular time?
Health expert: Whenever anybody asks you to eat.

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eMedizine : September 2nd 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010


"That's the problem, we do get used to things" -Paulo Coelho

We often start adjusting to situations and environment and refrain to changes. Last week I met a doctor, who was pretty messed up with his paper work in the clinic but he did not want technology to help him and instead busted a statement at me saying, "I am used to this routine, I don't want to change".

The world is continuously progressing by holding hands with technology and IT is at every doorstep helping people with their services then why not take advantage? Plunge into the knowledge sea of
e-Medizine and discover the rare pearls that will enrich your medical world.

-Pooja Raval, Editor- eMedizine


Informed Consent: How technology can help both doctor and patient!

Getting Informed consent from the patient remains a very tricky area in medical practice today. Failure to obtain valid consent is one the commonest reasons patients go to court when they are unhappy with their doctor.Unfortunately, no standardized guidelines have ever been published by the Medical Council of India, Indian Medical Association, or any other ‘reputed’ medical body.

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World's first IVF and infertility SMS channel!

Malpani Infertility Clinic, in partnership with MyToday, is pleased to announce that we have now started publishing the world's first patient education channels on IVF and infertility.The mobile is a great tool for educating patients - and using SMS we hope to be able to remove a lot of the myths and misconceptions which surround this emotionally sensitive topic!

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How email improves doctor-patient communication

Many doctors are worried that email will ruin doctor-patient communication, because they feel that face to face interaction is vital to preserving the doctor patient relationship.Actually, for established patients, email is a far better way of communicating with the doctor, as compared to a phone call.

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Two doctors and an HMO manager die and line up together at the Pearly Gates. One doctor steps forward and tells St. Peter, "As a pediatric surgeon, I saved hundreds of children." St. Peter lets him enter. The next doctor says, "As a psychiatrist, I helped thousands of people live better lives." St. Peter tells him to go ahead. The last man says, "I was an HMO manager. I got countless families cost-effective health care." St. Peter replies, "You may enter. But," he adds, "You can only stay for three days. After that, you can go to hell."


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