If yes, you may also be facing conditions that prevent you from providing or having access to on-time quality care. And you are probably being affected by rising health care costs.
It is a fact that avoidable complications and instances of morbidity and mortality are happening today simply because the resources needed to monitor all patients’ parameters continually are not available.
We at MedIoTek Health Systems have a vision of a future in which mobile health technology enables patients, senior citizens and persons suffering from chronic heart/lung diseases can enjoy an improved quality of life at an affordable cost. We have set ourselves on a mission to harness technology to provide care for patients effectively, unobtrusively and non-invasively.
VinCense is a wireless health monitoring system. We believe VinCense will transform health care delivery and management. If you are involved in running a hospital or if you are a care provider, a senior citizen or a patient living at home, VinCense will make a difference to you.
VinCense is easy to use, compact and non-invasive. It works 24×7, measuring and recording patients vital signs continually, accurately. When anything unusual or requiring urgent attention is noticed by the system or felt by a patient, VinCense alerts the stakeholders in various ways immediately and provides actionable data for the clinicians.
The moving spirit behind VinCense is Sharmila Devadoss, founder and Managing Director of MedIoTek Health Systems. With engineering degrees in electronics and computer engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai and Portland State University, Portland OR, Sharmila has a vast skill set. She has co-founded two companies in the field of VLSI - Arasan Chip Systems in 1995 and VinChip Systems in 2001. Her team in VinChip has to its credit the design of the first home-grown 32 bit RISC CPU of India. In 2013, she was awarded the Women Engineers Award at the Indian Engineering Congress.
Sharmila has a wide range of interests: education, heritage tourism, leadership training, nature, psychology, golf and painting. She is the Co-convenor of INTACH Tamil Nadu chapter and President of the Friends of Heritage Sites.
Prof. A. Devadoss is a senior, reputed orthopaedic surgeon from Madurai who has made a mark in the orthopaedic academic world. As a national figure, his contribution towards research and pedagogy is exemplary.
Prof. A. Devadoss is the Chairman and Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Devadoss Multi-speciality Hospital, Madurai.
He is the Past President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, Past President of the Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association, Founder President of the Shoulder Society of India, Overseas Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association, Overseas member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and member of World Orthopaedic Concern, S.I.C.O.T and IMA.
Belonging to the "FIRST FIFTY" of Madurai Medical College, Prof. Devadoss obtained the "Gold Medal" in Medicine in Final M.B.B.S. He proceeded to the U.K. to add more degrees to his credit - M.Ch.Ortho from Liverpool, the Mecca of orthopaedics after getting Fellowship from Edinburgh and Glasgow Royal College of Surgeons. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious D.Sc Honoris Causa degree by the Dr. MGR Medical University for his academic achievements.
On his return from the UK, he joined Madurai Medical College as Associate Professor and became Professor of Orthopaedics. Gave voluntary retirement after 23 years of Govt. service. He founded the Institute of Orthopaedic Reaearch and Accident Surgery at Madurai in 1991. The Institute is recognized by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi for training Postgraduates for D.N.B. in Orthopaedics. Until date with his guidance, 53 Post graduates have successfully received the degree and IORAS has to its credit the highest pass percentage across the country.
He has given lectures in the University of Cincinnati OH in 1984 and in the University of Liverpool in 1995, as Visiting Professor.
He was presented The "Best Teacher Award" by National Board of Exams for the years 2013 and 2015. He has presented papers in the International and National Conferences and published several articles in national and international journals as well.
Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam Naidu is a renowned surgeon, philanthropist, orator, leading industrialist, a committed teacher from Coimbatore. His compassion and dedication to social causes have won him the prestigious Padma Shri award.
Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam Naidu is the chairman and managing trustee of Dharmaveera K. Govindaswamy Naidu Medical Trust, which runs K.G. Hospital, in Coimbatore, India.
Dr. Naidu graduated from Madras Medical College in 1964 and then obtained an M.S. from the same college. He had his postgraduate training in surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, USA.
Dr. Naidu has held numerous positions in his career in the health care sector at institutions in India, Japan and the USA. He set up K.G. Hospital and K.G. Eye Hospital, which have treated millions of patients. A nursing college created by him has produced thousands of nurses.
He has served as the president of numerous medical associations and societies in India. He has also been associated with a number of universities and the Medical Council of India.
Dr. Naidu currently holds management positions in various K.G. Group ventures, including K.G. Hospital, Kannapiran Mills, Kadri Mills, K.G. Healthcare and K.G. Information Systems. Dr. Naidu has received many accolades. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005.
Dr. Rajasekaran S. is an illustrious orthopaedic surgeon from Coimbatore who has made a mark globally and highly regarded for his academic research brilliance.
Dr. Rajasekaran S. is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore. He was instrumental in building and shaping the department into a very busy clinical unit with strong academic and research components. He had a brilliant academic career and was adjudged the Best Outgoing Student of Coimbatore Medical College. He stood first in the University of Madras in the orthopaedic postgraduate examinations. He went on to obtain an M.Ch. from the University of Liverpool, UK, winning the Khazenifer Gold Medal and Norman Roberts Medal for the best performance in the exams.
Dr. Rajasekaran has a special interest in spine surgery, arthroplasty and clinical research in major trauma. He has led the research on spinal deformities, disc nutrition and the biology and genetics of disc degeneration at his unit. His research efforts have been recognised with numerous awards and have led to publications in international journals.
Dr. Rajasekaran played a leading role in the evolution of the Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Score, which guides critical decisions in saving and reconstructing severely injured limbs.
Adjunct Professor at the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University and Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011–2012, Dr. Rajasekaran is the President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, the Association of Spine Surgeons of India and ISSLS, Canada. He is the author of two textbooks on the spine. He is on the editorial boards of a number of prestigious journals.
Padma Laureate Dr. Mayil Natarajan from Chennai is a pioneer in Orthopaedic oncology and well known for his excellence in research and academics. He is the ex-Vice Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.
Dr. MAYIL NATARAJAN is the Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon at M.N. Orthopaedic Hospital, Chennai. He is a Sr. Consultant at Apollo Specialty Hospital and Cancer Institute, Adyar.
He was the 7th Vice Chancellor of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (2009-12) and the 1st Director of Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Govt. General Hospital and Madras Medical College, Chennai.
He established Orthopaedic Oncology as a Sub-Specialty in Orthopaedic Surgery in India. His personal series of 2000 cases of Custom Mega Prosthesis in 26 years is the largest number by a single surgeon in the world. He has designed and invented 8 types of Custom Mega Prosthesis which have been patented.
He has received 3 National Awards from the President of India, Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. (1) Dr. B. C. Roy National Award (2004). (2) National Award for Welfare of the Disabled (2005). (3) Padma Shri Award (2007).
V. Sashi Kumar is a service-minded innovator from Chennai who has created a niche for himself in creating quality medical equipment indigenously at affordable prices.
V. Sashi Kumar is the founder and managing director of Phoenix Medical Systems.
In 1989, Sashi Kumar obtained a postgraduate degree from IIT Madras, towards which he developed a sophisticated neonatal incubator. At that time, such medical equipment could be obtained by Indian hospitals only from abroad, the cost was prohibitive, and the service support was poor. Sashi Kumar had a vision of making quality medical equipment available at affordable prices. Fresh out of college, he established Phoenix with minimum capital. The company’s first product was the incubator he had developed at IIT Madras. This indigenous product was very reasonably priced and received an encouraging response in the market.
Sashi Kumar saw the importance of a good service network that supported all Phoenix installations. Accordingly, he invested considerable resources in creating such a network.
Sashi Kumar identified the technological requirements of neonatologists. He collaborated with doctors, who listed the devices that were needed to treat premature and sick babies in India. The Phoenix product portfolio expanded. Phoenix started making radiant warmers, resuscitation devices, phototherapy units, respiratory support units and weighing scales.
Sashi Kumar is an innovator, and Phoenix devices are known for their innovative features. Sashi Kumar develops products at Phoenix’s DSIR-certified R&D centre, sometimes in collaboration with renowned technological organisations.
Sashi Kumar’s innovation and entrepreneurial skills have gained recognition in different forms, including prestigious awards.
Dr. Arvind Balakrishna Kasaragod is a leading paediatrician from Bengaluru who is keenly involved in health care startups.
Dr. Arvind Balakrishna Kasaragod is Advisor, Medical Services at Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bengaluru. He is a paediatrician specialized in Pediatric Critical Care medicine and has an MBA in Health Care Sciences. He also is involved actively in Health care start ups as a founder and a mentor.
Before joining Columbia Asia, Dr. Kasaragod was a Paediatric Intensivist at Avera McKennan Hospital, South Dakota, having completed his fellowship in Pediatric critical care medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and at the Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado. He completed his residency in paediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Jersey. Dr. Kasaragod has also served at hospitals in the UK.
In 2000, he was honoured by Starthmore’s Who’s Who for professional achievement and leadership.
Dr. Arvind Kasaragod has held a number of professional positions. He was a member of the Critical Care QI Committee and of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Avera McKinnon Hospital. He was one of the earliest Principal Investigators of the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium.
Dr. Kasaragod’s research findings have been published in various prestigious journals.
He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1997 and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK from 1998. Dr. Kasaragod became a Member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA in 2001 and a Member of the American Board of Bariatric Physicians in 2002.
Dr. Vijay C. Bose, a celebrated orthopaedic surgeon from Chennai is a global name in hip-resurfacing. He has pioneered several techniques in treatment of complex hip, knee and shoulder problems.
Dr. Vijay C. Bose presently works as Joint Director and consultant joint reconstructive surgeon at Asian Joint Reconstruction institute in Chennai. He has a special interest hip arthroplasty of the young patient. He has delivered numerous guest lectures in various international conferences and performed live surgical demonstrations in hip, knee and shoulder all over Asia. He has the experience of doing more than 2000 hip resurfacings which is the largest in Asia and the 5th largest in the world. He has also done extensive work in the treatment of Avascular necrosis of hip and acetabular component positioning which is published in the Journal of Bone and Joint surgery (Br)in 2010. He has been involved in the development of the BMHR prosthesis for AVN patients. He was invited visiting faculty for the annual meeting of the Australian orthopaedic Association for the year 2010 and the South African orthopaedic Association in 2011. He is also a pioneer of the deltamotion hip in Asia.
Dr. Bose graduated from Madras Medical College in 1990, securing the Lt. Col. Thayumunusamy Gold Medal in Orthopaedics. He obtained an M.S. in Orthopaedics from the University of Mangalore and a D.NB. (Orth) from the National Board of Examination. He gained practical experience in orthopaedics at various private institutions in India. He worked closely with Dr. Derek McMinn and Dr. Ronan Treacy, the inventors of the metal-on-metal hip resurfacing prosthesis for young people with hip arthritis, at Birmingham, UK. Later Dr. Bose underwent advanced training in shoulder surgery with Prof. Simon Frostick and Dr. Peter Brownson at Liverpool. He brought expertise in the nascent field of arthroscopic shoulder surgery to south India.
Dr. Bose is an ardent tennis enthusiast.