Manoj Sinha


msinha@bisil.net

Where is Business Computing headed?


Where did it come from? Where will it go? Sometimes things are about as clear as they are about Cotton Eyed Joe  How do things evolve? How did the printing press lead to progress in astronomy, biology and medicine? Or did the desire to prevent smudging of printing ink lead...

What are the 5 Determinants of Health?


Five Determinants of Health The scientific community neatly categorizes various factors affecting our Health into 5 groups – The 5 determinants of health. To improve something one has to learn how it works. And to learn how it works one has to take it apart, study the parts and then...

What determines our health…Five Health Determinants


In my last blog I had talked about how we are paying more for our healthcare but paying more does not seem to be helping. It is certainly not helping us become healthier or lead longer lives. In fact, recent reports indicate that life expectancy has fallen in the United...

Healthcare – Spend more, get less?


Healthcare - Spend more, get less My first behind the scenes view of how the healthcare system works in the US was in 2006. This was before the topic of healthcare began to move to  center-stage.  Rising costs and insurance premiums ensured that we paid attention. What struck me back...

Till you can fly blind… Practice, Perfection and Teamwork


It was all very quiet at BISIL. Everything was humming along nicely. No alarms blaring or alerts to be seen. On the surface it seemed like everything was as it should be. Servers were up. Response times were good. Data was being replicated. No significant user concerns were being logged....

Patient Engagement. A miracle?


Really? Is Patient engagement in Healthcare a miracle? You mean people taking care of themselves? …I thought this was obvious. Assumed knowledge. Why is this being hailed as a miracle? A blockbuster drug? However that sounds, patient engagement being a miracle rings true. Why? What is happening here? Lets step back...

Keep on flying – Wings level. Nose on the horizon.


If you do stall, recover, and try to avoid a secondary stall March 1997, I think it was. Newspapers were full of headlines screaming about the collapse of Non Banking Finance companies(NBFCs). People lost their life savings. There was erosion of confidence in the financial services sector in India. It...

Lessons from flying – How flying educated my approach at work


As I started thinking about this blog, in the mysterious non-linear ways that our minds works, mine recalled the book that I read a couple of years back. It was ‘Checklist Manifesto’ by Atul Gawande. I loved that book, not just for its simplicity and elegance of presenting ideas, but...

How to bring context to collaboration at work


In my last post a couple of weeks back I had talked about context for collaboration. As they say – asking the right question is half the answer. The ‘aha’ moment for us was when we worked our way to this question – How do we bring context to the...