Humanize Medical

Healthcare in Pakistan: No one cares because they’re not taught to

No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilising factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other. — Hannah Arendt. By Dr Arif Mahmood Grey slacks, blue button-down oxford shirts: this ...[Read More]

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak from the founder and volunteers at #HumanizeMedical movement. May you live with health and happiness!

#HumanizeMedical visits paperless Indus Hospital

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]

Social media ‘fuel rise in complaints against doctors’

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]

Humanize Your Hospital By Blogging

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]

Hospitals hope to predict illness by analyzing your spending habits

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]

You can make a state-of-the-art hospital out of bamboo

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]