Ashwin Naik

Entrepreneur

Interested in Primary Health, Social Enterprise, Disaster Response and Mental Health

Indian Hospitals Informatics Network

My comments on the Care2x list at sourceforge I noticed that there is considerable interest in Care2X deployment in India, so i thought i will share my thoughts and our experiences. A. Number of implementations of Care2x are not substantial, and also not much publicised B. There is considerable amount of customization needed to make […]


Ricardo Semler and Semco

In Brazil, on the factory floor and in the office, workers at the SEMCO manufacturing and services conglomerate pretty much call their own shots. Some might call it Anarchic Socialism, maybe others, cutting-edge capitalism – whatever, it’s certainly paying financial dividends. Indeed, it’s so successful that it’s unorthodox “worker participation” approach is being extended to […]


Exciting times ahead for the pharmaceutical Industry

Exciting times ahead THE pharmaceutical industry can look to exciting times as huge global opportunities are set to come its way, especially with the new Patents Act in place, according to Dr William A. Haseltine, one of the leading experts in genomics. He said the new Patents Act had changed the global perception of India, […]


Life Sciences Outsourcing

By a broad definition of the life sciences – including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and certain parts of agriculture and chemicals – employment in the United States is 885,000, according to a study by the Battelle Memorial Institute. Some 225,000 jobs, mainly in computers and back-office work, moved offshore in 2004 alone, according to Forrester Research. […]


HBS Working Knowledge: Globalization: Funding R&D for Neglected Diseases

“Drug developers have little incentive to undertake costly research needed to develop vaccines for diseases that ravage the world’s poor. After all, vaccines often wind up for sale for pennies in poor countries following government intervention. Developers can’t even recoup their costs. The solution? Turn to market mechanisms, argue two Harvard University faculty in a […]