What does it take to Digitize a Hospital? To make them start using a Software for their Day to Day Operation?
Step 1 will be buying a computer for all the stations. One in reception, in Lab, Pharmacy etc. Reception computer will be used to register the patients and give them a token, Lab system to upload the test results, and the Pharmacy system to dispense Medicines.
Why a ₹ 30,000 ($500) computer for Hospital Reception?
Have you ever wondered why would we need a 30,000 rupees computer in the reception just to register the patients and give them a token? Or in the Lab... Read more
There are two reasons we go to International Conferences.
One, Showcase Nalam+ Software and Two, Acquire Inspiration from Conferences.
Showcase Nalam+ : We go to Conferences with 'Zero' expectations. We listen to the Doctors who come to our stalls, learn their pain points and then explain How Nalam+ could solve the p.ps. For Example, A common pain point from Doctors, 'My reception staff are very slow in typing. It takes more than few minutes for them to enlist an existing patient for OP. I stopped using a computers for this reason'. Our suggestion would be, 'Well, you can try... Read more
There are many things we learn by experience. There are certainly a few I learnt from Coke and Pepsi.
When we first started NALAM, The Multi-specialty Software for Hospitals, in 2011, Many people suggested to name it 'Modern' by their standards. Names that would include terms such as Medical, Hospital, Doctor and so on. MediSoft, HospiSoft etc. We started with the name NALAM, a beautiful Tamil word that means 'Wellness' and never wanted to change to a different name.
When they kept suggesting new names, I asked them "Do you know the meaning of the name Coke?"
"no"... Read more
Designing Products for consumer market is challenging. Doing it for International consumers should make it more challenging, I think.
The factors considered while designing a product could be,
Who all are the consumers,
What features would they be looking for in the products,
What would trigger them buy and also
What would make them NOT buy them etc.
The life style of the consumers, based on living conditions/countries etc., make the needs for the products to be very different.
Lets take Motor Bikes for example, If you take a famous American motor... Read more
Everywhere you turn in linked-in, facebook or other social media websites you will see articles and posts on these two popular topics, Entrepreneurship and Healthcare IT.
There are articles in the name of "What it takes to be an Entrepreneur", "Detailed report on Healthcare Startups", "Healthcare startup strategies" etc. But some of these articles are written by some junior people with no relevant experience. I say to myself "Don't underestimate anyone" and sometimes read these articles. Paragraphs after Paragraphs with colorful pictures BUT with NO, I mean ZERO useful information.... Read more