Topic: Innovation

Taking Off: Digital Health Start-ups in India

Digital health start-ups are leveraging technology to deliver healthcare in novel ways. With patient at the heart of their approach, these start-ups are changing the way stakeholders collaborate across the healthcare ecosystem. Continuously experimenting with models of care delivery, these start-ups point towards a promising future for healthcare in India. Some of the pioneering start-ups in this area are showcased …

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Digital Health Start-ups in India: The Challenge of Scale

By Hanu Tyagi Digital health start-ups are bringing novel technologies such as wearable tech, telemedicine, genomics and artificial intelligence to the Indian healthcare system. Hanu Tyagi surveys the start-up landscape and offers pointers for the challenge of scaling up. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) pegged the Indian Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market at a whopping US$ …

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Can IT Solve the Healthcare Information Dilemma?

By Sisir Debnath and Dibya Mishra Information asymmetry is unequal access to information for decision-making parties. This situation occurs frequently in healthcare markets. One possible way out of this conundrum would be to use technology to address informational dilemmas, say Dibya Mishra and Professor Sisir Debnath. Information technology (IT) is reinventing healthcare markets. In India, ventures such as Practo and 2nd.MD inform …

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Rx ICT: Digitally Disrupting Healthcare

By Sarang Deo and Hanu Tyagi Technology can be a game-changer in addressing the endemic problems that affect the Indian healthcare ecosystem, say Professor Sarang Deo and Hanu Tyagi. However, digital disruption needs careful identification of the right problems to solve.   "Lycra bike shorts that take our pulse, count our steps and read our moods are pretty nifty, but they aren’t …

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Managers Who Use AI Will Replace Those Who Don’t

Professor Deepa Mani comments on India’s race for innovation with China and urges managers to make technology their friend. We have moved in the past decade from a rather simple understanding of IT to a nuanced evolution of a networked economy. How do you see this transformation from your vantage point at SRITNE? Deepa Mani: Over the past decade, there have been two …

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Are People Managers in India Ready for Change?

Is India ready to embrace a composite workforce with robots and humans, diverse demographic segments, and public-private sector talent sharing? Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada, Executive Director of ISB’s Human Capital and Leadership Initiative (HC&LI), provides his expert views. ISBInsight: If you look at current trends in human capital and technology, what are some takeaways for people managers in this environment? Chandrasekhar Sripada: Almost …

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From Emerging Markets to Growth Markets

The Thought Leaders Conference on Managing Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets was held at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad from April 26-28, 2018. The conference was wide-ranging in its approach, including over 100 papers across emerging market themes presented by researchers from across India and the world. Figure 1: Academic View   Two engaging plenary sessions bookended the conference paper …

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Emergency Services in Emerging Economies: Challenges and First Steps

BY LAVANYA MARLA, YISONG YUE, KAUSHIK KRISHNAN, RAMAYYA KRISHNAN AND SARANG DEO Centralised emergency medical services (EMS) systems such as the North American 9-1-1 calling service are relatively new to emerging economies. Despite high demand, their growth and effectiveness have been low due to insufficient resources and systemic inefficiencies. Given the unique challenges of the Indian setting, Professor Lavanya Marla and …

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Emergency Medical Services: Are Drones the Future?

BY JUSTIN J. BOUTILIER Poor access to emergency medical care is a major barrier in the treatment of time-sensitive medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests and motor vehicle accidents. In this article, Justin J. Boutilier of the University of Toronto explores the potential of drone technology to be a transformative innovation for the provision of emergency medical services, despite a host …

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