‘Assembly-Line’ in Healthcare

Decades ago, Henry Ford implemented the principle of ‘assembly lines’ to produce cars in a more efficient manner which have tremendously boosted the automobile and manufacturing industry. Who would have known that the same principle has widespread use in the way patients are being treated in a hospital? Aravind Eye Care System, a leading eye…

Glasses to treat colorblindness

What if I tell you that colorblindness can be treated by just logging onto amazon.com and buying colorblindness-correcting glasses for just over $300? Yes, this has been made possible by a neurobiologist, Mark Changizi and his friend Tim Barber. Their research institute, 2AI Labs, invented a pair of glasses with filters that just happen to…

Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation

A recent visit to Philips Innovation Center (PIC) in Bangalore, India enabled me to witness some path breaking medical technologies and devices, developed by Philips Healthcare,  that are set to transform the current status of healthcare market. Philips, with its ‘Open Innovation Strategy’, has combined the innovative prowess of partnering companies and researchers to bring…

Trendy Healthcare Marketing

Gone are the days when hospitals were built solely for providing treatment. These days the healthcare industry has started marketing specialists and targeting specific segments that help them survive in this competitive industry. The industry is propelling itself into a new arena of building multispeciality hospitals. The consumers, patients in this case, have become more…