Eid Mubarak from the founder and volunteers at #HumanizeMedical movement. May you live with health and happiness!
As part of surveying which hospitals and doctors accentuate the humanizing aspect in their services, we reached The Indus Hospital in Korangi, Karachi. Indus is Pakistan’s first paperless hospital. That’s one distinction. Use of technology and a home-grown HIMS is being used to remove paper wastage. For the poor, it’s free medical care. Even the rich won’t be charged. Altho ...[Read More]
A rise in complaints against doctors reflects the role of social media and negative press coverage of the medical profession, according to a report commissioned by the General Medical Council, UK. Complaints by the public against doctors doubled between 2007 and 2012. A research team from Plymouth University was asked to investigate the increase. The GMC said there was no evidence of falling stand ...[Read More]
Note: Following is my contribution to a new book, Bringing the Social Media #Revolution to Health Care, published by the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. The book is a compilation of essays by 30 thought-leaders and hands-on participants in health care social media. In Search of Excellence author and renowned business consultant Tom Peters says, “No single thing in the last fifteen years profe ...[Read More]
We just found out that there’s a similar movement called The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. They published this infographic last July on their blog. We are publishing this with their permission.
Advertisers aren’t the only ones interested in your spending habits — hospitals and insurance companies are taking note as well. Carolinas HealthCare, which operates hundreds of healthcare facilities from hospitals to nursing homes and care centers throughout North and South Carolina, is purchasing transaction data and other information on its patients to try and get ahead of any medical pro ...[Read More]
Getting healthcare to India’s poor or remote areas is hardly an easy task. GNRC is trying to do both. It was founded in 1987 as the Guwahati Neurological Research Centre by Nomal Chandra Borah, a farmer’s son who studied medicine at the Guwahati Medical College. Today the first neurological hospital in India’s northeast is a pioneer in a fast-growing sector that is now expanding its mission to ser ...[Read More]