Blog 2019-04-09T15:21:17+00:00

Doctors on the spot

After spending (what feels like) a small eternity in the waiting room, the actual time patients are in session with their doctor lasts between 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden (1). Outcomes [...]

What patients want

Have you ever thought about counting the times you check your phone each day? Even if there is no message on the screen, we tend to check, and double check - just in case. According [...]

Pharma industry’s put in upheaval

According to PWC, pharma’s future has never looked more promising – or more ominous (1).  With 7.6 billion people living on the planet by 2020 and growing health problems, novel medication will be needed and [...]

HypochondriApp

Relationships, the happiness and health they bring have been a recurring theme of my blog posts. Not having that in your life can make you feel lonely and contribute to negatively impacting you mental health. [...]

The doctor won’t see you now

On weekends I sometimes have time to read the newspaper. And I relish those moments, especially if they come with a bowl of milky coffee, a croissant and a few hours in my usual coffee [...]

Turn me on

The question I get asked most often is this: do people really want to talk to a piece of code? If they know there isn’t a real person at the other end of the line, [...]

Enjoy each other

In one of my last blog post I wrote about how connectedness can help monkeys survive adversity. If you’ve not read it, do. It’s short and features yellow baboons! Wondering about the implications on humans [...]

Keeping my New Year’s Resolution

It is almost officially Spring. This can be a good time to look back at the New Year’s resolutions and the progress you have made. Well, if you are among the ones who like [...]

Monkey Business

The other day I read an article about monkeys*. Yellow baboons from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, to be precise. Scientists have been observing them, measuring them and mapping their behavior since 1971. Nearly [...]

Miles Away

I come from India, a land where it is a norm to expect your child to grow up to become an engineer or a doctor and any other profession is disregarded. After putting in years [...]

Knock, Knock – Who’s There?

In previous blog posts, we have written about the need for communication and the power of connection. And the dangers of serial killers’ basements. Today, I want to tell you a more personal story. It’s [...]

Are You Good Enough?

Let me chance a guess why you opened this post. You opened it, because you are not fully certain the answer is “yes”. You want a test, some proof, or maybe just a small [...]

Lost in Translation

Last time I visited a doctor was a few months ago due to my stomach problems. I was procrastinating because I was a bit frustrated - I just moved to Germany and didn’t yet know [...]

The Stories We Tell

Whether you’re reading a pamphlet at a doctor’s office or a blog post about chatbots, it can sometimes feel like a one-way street. The information is coming in (some of it useful, some maybe not [...]

Anyone Out There?

How was your commute this morning? If you are lucky, you got to ride your bike through a crisp autumn day. If you’re me, you were stuck on busy public transport with many other people. [...]