eMedizine: October 9th 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Hello again dear Readers! We all desire to change at some point of time from the monotonous routine. Be it clothes, food or clinical practice. If there are no variations in the routine in the right direction yielding postive results, we tend to lose interest in what we do. This week's issue focuses on the changes Plus91 has brought into the healthcare IT field. Plus91 has played a vital role in discovering the pain areas of doctors and resolving them to the doctor's exact needs. e-Medizine throws light on the solutions for doctors and bringing change in the medical field.

Read the blog on Project HERO, an initiative by Armman(an NGO) which will enable faster shifting of patients from one hospital to another in case of emergency and donate for a noble cause.
-Pooja Raval


Improving your Patient interaction and outreach!

Technology enables, but man disables by not taking advantage of opportunities given to him. A doctor today has many such key touch points to increase and consequently improve their interactions with patients. Some are simple methods, some require a little bit of work, but what is the end advantage of it all? For one thing it makes you popular amongst patients; side effect could lead you to more business. Second it helps educate and provide information to patients and people who may read just what they need thanks to you! A little help goes a long way in accumulating blessings.

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Internet musings with a Doctor

I met a doctor socially the other day, and we had a very interesting conversation about his practice. He has published a website with the help of Plus91 Technology’s Website For Doctor's initiative , and we were discussing the merits of a doctor using the Internet for reaching out to patients.

His first worry was: doesn't this amount to advertising? Because a website is personal digital real estate, he felt this was fine, but was very uncomfortable about using social media to reach out, because he felt this was unethical.

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Single EMR - How far are we?

A unique medical record for each person is considered to be the Holy Grail in the world of healthcare IT – especially when applied to a country like India. When is this going to happen? To begin with a unique medical record would not have to be electronic, but logically speaking it needs to be. A physical record has constraints of sharing and updating, so let’s accept that this unique medical record needs technology to create it. This is a challenge – and a unique opportunity as well, as we do not have any legacy issues; and can piggy back onto the UID initiative started by the Govt of India and spearheaded by Nandan Nilekani.

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HERO- Helpline for Emergency Response Operations by Indian Health Journal

Bringing up father ! by Dr. Rajendra Baxi, Researcher and Child and Adolescent Paediatrician.


A well known rich businessman’s wife broke her hip. The businessman got the best bone surgeon in town to do the operation. The operation consisted of lining up the broken hip and putting in a screw to secure it. The operation went fine, and the doctor sent the business man a fee for his services of $5000. The businessman was outraged at the cost, and sent the doctor a letter demanding an itemized list of the costs. The doctor sent back a list with two things:

1 screw $ 1

Knowing how to put it in $4999

$5000 total

The businessman never argued.

Helpful Links :

Plus91 products online

Websites for doctors

Press coverage

Technology for doctors


Plus91 works with Armaan in providing Mumbai with a HERO—Helpline for Emergency Response Operations.

Clinkare with a paediatric template released! For more details call 020-32340204.


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