Soumitri in 2016

Design is vehicle for change. A Design Project can be a campaign. In a furiously online world I see design projects as either a first step towards a business venture or a campaign that changes the way people think. Design innovations can change the way we deal with ageing and death. Design projects can change…… Continue reading Soumitri in 2016

Diabetes

Diabetes has been around among humans a long time. There are many people around the world who suffer from diabetes – 171 million in 2000 going up to 388 million in 2030. A lot of people work in and specialize in working in the area of diabetes: diabetes for them is a source of employment.…… Continue reading Diabetes

A Diabetes Mentor in Your Cell Phone

» A Diabetes Mentor in Your Cell Phone – DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blogFor most people, the cell phone is one of the only gadgets everyone understands and uses every day. There are several companies that have utilized the wide world of iPhone applications, but new-kid-on-the-diabetes-block WellDoc, a Baltimore-based company, has created a new…… Continue reading A Diabetes Mentor in Your Cell Phone

Disease Management for Australia

Patient centered chronic care is a difficult one to set up and negotiate in Australia – a country with universal Medicare. Disease Management here is listed within the state’s agenda – but not separately funded.Healthways – Investor Relations – News ReleaseHealthways International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), today announced a five-year…… Continue reading Disease Management for Australia

Diabetes and Interaction Design

I saw charmr (you can say Charmr on youtube to watch the video) by Adaptive Path and was quite intrigued. I have students doing similar projects. This is ‘gadgets that help’. I am in diabetes for a different reason – I want to change health outcomes for the, say, 40 million Indians and further 40…… Continue reading Diabetes and Interaction Design

Strengthening the national diabetes care services by enhancing the capacity of health care providers

Capacity Development project. What is the ‘care model’ that the health care providers will be trained in? If this is clinical practice – how does the diabetic benefit – and therefore how will the ‘care’ model be assessed?India Diabetes Research Foundation :: IDRF-WDF ProjectPROJECT TITLEStrengthening the national diabetes care services by enhancing the capacity of…… Continue reading Strengthening the national diabetes care services by enhancing the capacity of health care providers

This may dissipate focused effort on diabetes which is a big problem for India

Rs1,620 crore pilot project to curb diabetes, heart diseases launched – Economy and Politics – livemint.comOne health activist said the government was trying to pack too much into the programme. A. Ramachandran, president of India Diabetes Research Foundation, called the Rs1,650 crore budget “a drop in the ocean”.“The government has also diluted the programme by…… Continue reading This may dissipate focused effort on diabetes which is a big problem for India

Rs1,620 crore pilot project to curb diabetes, heart diseases launched

Rs1,620 crore pilot project to curb diabetes, heart diseases launched – Economy and Politics – livemint.comNew Delhi: In the first initiative of its kind, the Indian government has started a programme to prevent as well as map the extent of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke—chronic ailments that could cause life expectancy in the country to…… Continue reading Rs1,620 crore pilot project to curb diabetes, heart diseases launched

If They Build a Medical Home, Will the Docs Come?

Disease Management Care Blog: If They Build a Medical Home, Will the Docs Come?Among its many admittedly good qualities, the patient centered medical home (PCMH) has been lauded as the means to resuscitate, re-engineer or revive primary care. The Disease Management Blog asks: assuming the PMCH has plenty of merit by itself, what does it…… Continue reading If They Build a Medical Home, Will the Docs Come?