Early Screening & Diagnosis Is Key To Affordable Healthcare !!!

Screening examinations are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin.

The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage.

Screening helps in diagnosing early and treating early to reduce Cost of Healthcare and early recovery .

Screening tests may include laboratory tests to check blood and other fluids, genetic tests that look for inherited genetic markers linked to disease, and imaging tests that produce pictures of the inside of the body.

In heart screening, individuals with no signs or symptoms of coronary artery disease — the most common form of heart disease — may be evaluated to measure:

• The amount of cholesterol carried in the blood known as low-density lipoproteins (LDL)—high levels of which can lead to a buildup in the arteries—and high-density lipoproteins (HDL), which absorb cholesterol and carry it back to the liver, where it is flushed from the body.

• Blood glucose levels, the amount of sugar present in the blood.

• The amount of C-reactive protein in the blood with a test called high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) assay. C-reactive protein appears in higher amounts when there is inflammation or swelling somewhere in the body.

• Blood pressure levels, the force of blood against the artery walls both when the heart beats and when it is at rest (systolic and diastolic, respectively).

Depending on the results of initial screening tests and the presence of risk factors for coronary artery disease, your doctor may recommend additional testing, including:
• Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG), which measures the electrical activity of the heart and reveals information on heart rate and rhythm.

• Exercise cardiac stress test (also called a cardiac stress test or exercise electrocardiogram) which involves walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike at increasing levels of difficulty, while heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and the electrical activity of the heart (using electrocardiography) are monitored to determine if there is adequate blood flow to the heart when the heart is stressed. Patients who are unable to exercise instead receive a medication that makes the heart beat harder and faster.

• Echocardiography, which uses ultrasound to create moving pictures of the heart. In a stress echocardiography, an ultrasound of the heart is performed before and after the heart is stressed either through exercise or a medication that stimulates the heart.

Genworks has end to end solutions for Cardiac Screening and Early diagnosis .

Our IVD and tele ECG portfolio provides the 24X7 Access to Affordable care by liquefying expertise thro cloud enabled point of care devices that are connected to experts all the time .

While Ayushman Bharat Program provides coverage in times of emergency with a Health cover of Rupees five lacs per family our Screening solutions make the program efficient thro early diagnosis and lower treatment costs .

It is always more expensive to treat after an event and late intervention increases mortality and costs .

Screening early and diagnosing early is the key to Affordable health .

We have solutions we need adoption .

Our Government work for long live India and Genworks work for Healthier India

Ayushman Bharat Yojana
Our Government @ work for New India and Genworks @ work for Healthier India 

India is burdened with an emerging problems of chronic non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer which are now the leading cause of mortality.

To address these challenges, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1 unveiled the world’s largest government-funded health programme called National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), covering 10 crore families or approximately 50 crore population, with Rs 5 lakh insurance cover per family per year. The scheme is for secondary and tertiary healthcare, mainly for hospital care.

The government has followed this announcement with a comprehensive plan that was announced on June 5th through an announcement from *Dr. Indu Bhushan, CEO, Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM) Government of India*

“Recognizing the importance of increasing access by all to critical health services for achieving universal health coverage, the honorable Prime Minister of India announced the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM).

This is a key pillar of the comprehensive health care vision of the Government of India.

This ambitious initiative covers the health care costs of up to five lakh rupees for 10 crore households, thereby protecting them from impoverishment due to health-related expenses and allows them to choose between public and private providers for any hospitalization.

At the same time, to build an effective and accountable network of providers, a set of minimum criteria has been developed, based on which hospitals will be empanelled. In addition, performance-linked payment system has been designed to incentivize them to continuously improve quality and patient safety, based on successive milestones. Hospitals qualifying for NABH entry-level accreditation will receive an additional 10%, while those qualifying for full accreditation will receive an additional 15%. To promote equity in access, hospitals providing services in aspirational districts will receive an additional 10%. In addition, States have the flexibility to increase rates up to 10 % or reduce them as much as needed to suit local market conditions. Further States could retain their existing package rates, even if they are higher than the prescribed 10 % flexibility slab.

I am grateful to all the stakeholders who engaged in the consultation process and provided valuable suggestions in finalizing the benefit packages and empanelment criteria. We intend to continuously refine the design of the scheme based on experience in implementation.”

At Genworks Health, we believe this is a path-breaking vision and intervention to address health holistically, in the primary, secondary and tertiary care systems, covering both prevention and health promotion.

We are a Wipro GE invested company and have already build healthcare solutions that will enable affordable care. With 300 strong workforce serving over 90 tier 2 & 3 towns pan India, our philosophy of early health through our screening solutions, digital platform, and our expanded portfolio, gives a comprehensive end to end connect for solving healthcare cycle needs, from patients to healthcare providers.

Our Area of focus is

• Cardiac
• Cancer
• New Born Care

 

Our effort in the social media is to build awareness on the relevance of Genworks Solutions to the basic requirements criteria to be met by healthcare providers under PMRSSM. We have state of the art solutions for a Healthier India that is affordable and with unlimited access to physicians 24X7. We will start this series with our Cardiology Solution and how we have made progress through our complete solutions.

Every Baby Deserves To Live To Its Fullest Life

 

5 million babies are born too soon every year. More than 1 in 10 babies are born pre-term, affecting families around the world. Over 1 million children die each year due to complications of pre-term birth. Many survivors face a life time of disability, including learning disabilities and visual and hearing problems. And rates of pre-term birth are rising. They can be a statistic, or they can be saved. Today is PREEMIE DAY.

However, the efforts should not be limited to a day or a month. It is a long process. We are committed to save these babies with feasible, cost-effective care with a compelling, end-to-end portfolio of relevant, affordable technologies and training for newborn care and PREEMIE care. Born too early is no longer a reason to die.

Pre-term birth happens for a variety of reasons. Reducing the burden of pre-term birth has a dual track – prevention and care. And our solutions are focusing on both – solutions that will provide care for the mother from pre-conception days to delivery and post-delivery care to both mother and babies. We realize putting together a bunch of effective solutions is not enough but reaching them where it matters is more important along with building awareness. Hence our team is focused on spreading awareness, reaching these technologies to the small towns and villages of India as majority of these lives are lost in low-resource settings. We are collaborating with a large number of healthcare practitioners and people who share similar vision of making India healthier to improve reach, adoption and use of these solutions on a daily basis.

We had the privilege of partnering with two prestigious world class organizations … Rotary club Of Madras east and Child Trust Hospital, Chennai to provide Cerebral Function Monitoring Technology from Olympic and a Whole body cooling therapy system for pre-term babies. These were installed at the NICU of Kanchi Kamakoti Child’s Trust Hospital Chennai on November 14, 2017, Children’s Day. The initiative completed as part of a Global Grant Project with Rotary International is now supporting many newborn and preemies to survive and live their lives to the fullest. It was gratifying to personally witness how these solutions helped a preemie overcome brain damage on the very first day of its installation through early identification of silent seizures. We wish every baby gets such deserving care, everywhere. Our world-class, effective solutions are compiled from a host of innovations from GE Healthcare, Natus and Mennen.

We thank Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) and Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas, USA, Dr Rahul Yadav, and Dr Shobhana from Child’s Trust Hospital for partnering with GenWorks to provide Brainz Monitor –a high quality Cerebral Function Monitoring system for newborns and Criticool Whole Body Integrated Cooling Therapy System for Pre-term babies. These systems installed at the NICU of Kanchi Kamakoti Child’s Trust Hospital, Chennai. Seen in the visual are S Ganesh Prasad, President & CEO,

Golden Hour | 5 Amazing Facts About Ears

Have you ever wondered just how your ears help you hear the world around you? When you stop to consider them, your ears really are an amazing part of the human body.

So how much do you know about your ears really? The following list will detail some surprising facts about your ears, some you’ve probably never even considered.

1. Ears are always working

Your ears never stop hearing even while you’re asleep. You can never “turn off” your ears. However, even though you are hearing while you are asleep, the brain does not process sounds in the same way as it does when you are awake. Thus, your ears will always hear and process sound regardless of your state, whether you’re conscious or unconscious, your ears never get a day off!

2. Ears help with balance

Your ears are essential for you to maintain your balance. If you’ve ever had an ear infection, you might know precisely what we mean. Vertigo is a common side effect of an inner ear infection. Your ears help with your balance due to the fluid within them. When this fluid moves, it tells your brain just what you’re up to and how to compensate in terms of your balance.

3. Ears self-clean

The earwax inside your ears is actually made up of a combination of oil, sweat and dead skin cells. Earwax forms a barrier inside your ear canal and it helps to keep your ears clean. The earwax is sticky by design so it will trap debris and particles and protect your ears. Think of your earwax as a filter between your ears and the outside world.

4. Ears have the smallest bones in the body

Your ears have the smallest bones found in the human body. Actually, there are three bones in your ear and all of them fall into this class. Technically these bones are referred to as “ossicles”. They are designed to aid with sound transmittal. These bones capture the sound from the air then relay them back to the brain. The whole process of transmitting sound is an amazing system.

5. Earlobes are constantly growing

There are only two types of earlobes, attached or detached. This is all the result of genetics. Your earlobes will never stop growing, regardless what genetics provided you with. Another interesting fact about earlobes is that scientists aren’t really sure why we have them (but some think it may be to help with blood flow). The earlobes have an amazing array of blood vessels within them that seem to support this theory.

What Causes Hearing Loss in Babies?

Genes. Genes are parts of your body’s cells that store instructions for the way your body grows and works. Genes are passed from parents to children. Genes may play a role in about half of the cases of hearing loss in babies and children. If you or your partner has a family history of hearing loss, you may want to speak with a genetic counselor before getting pregnant. This is a person who is trained to help you understand about how genes, birth defects and other medical conditions run in families, and how they can affect your health and your baby’s health.

There are two kinds of genetic hearing loss:

  1. Syndromic. The hearing loss happens with other birth defects, such as Pendred syndrome. Pendred syndrome affects hearing, the sense of balance and the thyroid gland (a gland in your body that makes hormones).
  2. Non-syndromic (also called isolated or undifferentiated). This is when hearing loss is the only birth defect a baby has.

Viruses and infections during pregnancy. Having these conditions during pregnancy may cause hearing loss in your baby:

  • Cytomegalovirus (also called CMV). This is a kind of herpes virus that can cause a sore throat, fever, swollen glands and fatigue (feeling tired all the time).
  • Herpes. This is a large group of viruses that can cause different kinds of diseases and health problems.
  • Rubella (also called German measles). This is an infection that causes mild flu-like symptoms and a rash on the skin.
  • Syphilis. This is a sexually transmitted disease (also called STD) that begins with a sore in the genital area.
  • Toxoplasmosis. This is an infection caused by a parasite that can cause problems like headache, fatigue or fever.

Premature birth or low birthweight. Premature birth is birth that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Low birthweight is when a baby is born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces.

Infections after birth. Ear infections can cause temporary hearing loss. But if your baby gets ear infections often that don’t respond to treatment, the infections can cause permanent hearing loss. Other childhood infections, such as meningitis, measles or chickenpox, also can cause hearing loss.

Other conditions after birth. These conditions also can cause hearing loss:

  • Head injuries
  • Taking some medicines, like an antibiotic called streptomycin
  • Buildup of ear wax
  • Buildup of fluid behind the eardrum
  • Ear infections that scar the ear drum
  • Objects stuck in the ear canal, like food, toys or pieces of crayon
  • Being around loud sounds, like the sounds of machines