Tuesday, 29 August 2017

To Change Things: Be the Change

You can never change things by fighting the present reality.
To change things, build a new perspective that makes the present model obsolete. And remember “Change” is very rare. It's difficult, not easy. It will trouble you. And will bring you right down to your knees until you settle on it. Pain will become an integral part of the process and its something that nobody wants. So, how do we get rid of the pain?

By accepting the change:
Change and Growth are the two sides of the coin. See the bigger picture and tell yourself that every smallest step taken by you is the preparation of the next level, for the best to come and for life to hug you in its big arms!

Build on the change, build a new perspective, work on yourself, listen and enhance your knowledge, do not break the momentum. There are plenty of good people around to guide you, just reach out. You will be surprised how many strangers are happy to help. Of course, there are people full of negativism, but then there are the believers, the achievers, and the go-getters.
Make the best choices in choosing the right people on your path, to change. 

Don't  judge anyone by his looks, clothes, watch, shoes, etc. Judge him by how much 'vibrant content'he has in his mind.
You have to change with or without resistance.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Healthcare IT: The New Booming Sector for IT Graduates

Do we have Indian IT professionals working in the Hospitals?
The answer is "No."
Conventionally Indian IT professionals have groomed their skills with, Programming (Java/C++,..), or Networking (System Networking..) or Verification and Validation (Manual or Automation, Selenium, ..) or Analytics (Big Data, ...) now Cloud Computing.
IT professionals getting trained to work in Indian Hospitals is a very new and now a booming thing, I doubt, that how many of them know about this option?
Yes, Hospitals have professionals, but not from IT, but from BSc, MSc, or another background.
Once the number of hospitals supporting interoperability (the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information) getting increased with the usage of Hospital Information Systems (like EMR, PACS), surely the hospitals would need more professionals with IT Knowledge, for instance, TCP/IP. This should be the next boom for IT Professionals with lots of jobs created in this space.
Already, few organizations like IIHMR, have started outputting these types of professionals with required Healthcare IT knowledge.

To get into  Healthcare IT Domain, start learning.
1. System Administration.
2. HL7.
3. Interface Engines (Like Mirth, Rhapsody, etc..).
4. PACS.
6. LIS (Laboratory Information System).
7. Clinical Workflow Knowledge.
8. IHE.
The list grows.
The point I want to make is, get ready with the right skills so that you stand advantage for the Indian Healthcare IT boom.
All the best!!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Mid-Career MBA Syndrome.

How much education does a man require?  Would be the most inappropriate questions of all times if ever asked. Gaining information from varied sources and adding it to your Pandora of knowledge knows no boundary, but ultimately it comes to a halt soon after the fresh graduates join the dominant race of money-making and making it all about gaining experience and their materialistic needs. With the fast-paced modernization and no room for the medieval, every person with just one single undergraduate degree tends to suffer from mid-career MBA syndrome at least once in their lifetime. No, it’s not a medical disease that you need to get diagnosed. It merely is the urge of the conscious minds of the students with prior experience in their respective fields, to stop for a moment, take a good look at what their lives have become and what they lack. These unanswered questions often lead their lives to the road not taken where monotony and a stagnant career welcomes them with open arms.

However, the alternative to this is the road that leads the fresh graduates to pursue their Masters in Business Administration after having gained some experience, to stimulate themselves with something to start afresh, in the middle of their career.

The pool of opportunities: Regardless of the fields they are in, students often wish to go for this tactic to get a job and a life worth all the efforts. It is a common activity; also a justified one. As glamorous and modern that it sounds, having an MBA opens a pool of opportunities. From an instant hike in the paycheck to gaining stimulating experience, this degree has it all.

A fresh start: The refreshing experience of going back to college and living the academic life is total bait. Who doesn’t want to take a break and live those moments once again which not only offers an environment to spread their wings of experimentation but also tags along with several advantages of its own? Leadership, improved management skills, one’s aspirations, evolving into a think tank for an out of the box approach, excellent networking is what this degree offers and this is all a creative brain feeds off for reaching out to the ladder of success and growth.

A much-needed break: Being surrounded by MBA professionals at the workplace and the materialistic and non-materialistic comparison continually hitting the subconscious mind is bound to happen once people are tired of their stagnant lives. Giving your professional life a sudden break and walking straight into the world of MBA to gain what you lack isn’t as tricky as it sounds.

How to qualify: Everything that you, as a working professional, have gained or experienced so far would be taken into high consideration. To apply for the same, all you need to do is crack a joint entrance examination including CAT, MAT, and XAT with an aggregate percentage. That will not only refresh your knowledge in various subjects like mathematics, English, and current affairs but will also open the gates leading to some of the top institutes of the nation.

The IIMs spread across the country, XLRI in Jamshedpur, ISB in Hyderabad, Loyola Institute of Business Management in Chennai, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Pune, IIHMR University in Jaipur, are few of the leading institutions that offer a two-year long management program regardless of the previously chosen field. A two-year program here is a must to gain more of everything; more knowledge, more opportunities, more exposure and a six-unit salary, and these are some of the institutions to provide you with the same.

 All you need is an undergraduate degree, aggregate score in the entrance examination and a strong impression to leave during the interview sessions. Talking about the how and when queries about the exams, the syllabus remains the same regardless your age and experience in the field. Verbal abilities, Qualitative and quantitative aptitude along with logical reasoning set the parameters, and that’s how the students taking the exam are judged. Making it more convenient, multiple institutions also offer full-fledged programs to prepare the students for this battlefield which they can attempt numerous times. All you need to do is keep your eyes open, fill the applications in time and take the tests which fall between December to February, every year. For standing out and making it large, a desire for mid-career MBA degree is a must. All you require here is some time off your busy schedule and dedication to making the best of it because the floor is always open.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Women empowerment and gender equity can bring in inclusive growth

Gender inequity has always been a pressing global issue and the theme for International Women’s Day stresses on ‘#BeBoldForChangewhich is a call for masses and individuals to forge a better working world and a more gender-inclusive world. A "Resource Center on Women's Health, Empowerment and Rights" was established at IIHMR in 1997 with the support of the Ford Foundation in a project mode for five years. Working on the issues further strengthened the thoughts and ideas and, therefore, the Center was rejuvenated as "Gender Health Resource Center". The Center believes that gender is a part of quality concepts; ethics and rights, and one of the major social determinants of health. The IIHMR University Jaipur has also worked for the social upliftment of rural women; through projects that support sanitation and hygiene for the empowerment of women, shared their insights this International Women’s Day.

The theme ‘#BeBoldForChange’ this International Women’s Day highlights on commitments that should be made to help women and girls to achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership and also valuable contributions of women equal to that of men. According to a report that was released by Mckinsey and Company on The Power of Parity’ September 2015- it was highlighted that India is one amongst the 46 out of 95 countries that were analyzed in developed and developing nations who would experience an increase in its GDP outcome by more than 10% in 2025 if women participated in the economy identical to men. India is also home to one of the largest female population in the world today.     

Experts at IIHMR University Jaipur referring the India Skills Report 2017 said, “According to the India Hiring Intent Survey, the ratio of males to females is 71:29. However, states such as Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Haryana have shown a higher level of employable female candidates.” The IIHMR University Expert also specified that “Women today are ready to consider challenging work and explore more challenging terrains by not restricting themselves to comfortable and monotonous working patterns. However, the India Skills Report 2017 highlights a striking figure that, out of the entire workforce, 25-30% are females and only 20% work in urban areas.”

The expert at IIHMR University Jaipur further expressed that, “There is a dire necessity for employers to design training programs for freshly recruited female candidates to shape their future and empower them further in their roles. According to the India Skills Report the total hiring targets for Pharma and healthcare industry is 38.67%, while that in BPO, KPO and ITes is 36.78%. However, spite of widespread discussions and reforms in government policies the matter of gender diversity still remains unresolved today. According to Global Gender Gap Report 2016 and its Global Gender Gap Index 2016, India ranks 87th in the world with a score of 0.683 in gender equality. It is also important to also highlight that women in various roles evidently deserve health, education, earning power and political representation as much as men do in various walks of life.

According to the India Skills Report 2017, Rajasthan (31%) tops the list of states having the most employable women. The next in line in Andhra Pradesh at 23%, Karnataka which is at 21%, Telangana at 20%, Maharashtra at 18%, West Bengal at 17%, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana at 15%, Tamil Nadu at 11% and Gujarat at 9%.         

The growth of every organization depends on the mix of skill sets, experience, values, culture which can be achieved only through gender diversity; this is how organizations can work up to the level off of attaining success. Organization in the nation should also work to create business models that include utilizing the skills of interns to the best and retaining them when needed. They must conceptualize on hiring models that have gender diversity and reduced salary gaps amongst both male and female employees. Gender equality can definitely bring in inclusive growth and through gender equity and human development, it will also result in an all-around growth in GDP. Thus, organizations and nations must realize that a healthy development and an appropriate utilization of one of the largest talent pools will obviously have positive implications on the development, growth, competitiveness, and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. 

There are also initiatives at the country levels in this direction. In India, a recent joint initiative by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Women and Child Development aims at engaging students to act as Gender Champions (GCs) in all schools, colleges, and universities across the country. They can be both boys and girls above 16 years of age enrolled in an educational institution. They are envisaged as responsible leaders who will facilitate an enabling environment within their respective institutions where everyone is treated with dignity and respect irrespective of their gender. As an institution committed to gender equality, IIHMR University has wholeheartedly welcomed this initiative and is working with GCs and students to promote gender equality.