The Art of Disconnecting

I am too busy, completely occupied with work or making it seem so. The other day, I asked my daughter for “Right Click” when I meant to ask for her “Right Hand”. That was terrible.

During the Diwali week, I happened to watch the interview of the famous nutrition expert, Ms. Rujuta Diwekar on Television. Apart from many good things she mentioned about lifestyle, one thing in particular was leaving aside electronic gadgets 1 hour prior to sleep. According to Rujuta, this helps in getting better sleep and fights insomnia.

While I was doing okay with sleep, the idea of disconnecting certainly sounded great. Easier said than done, I thought. I need to find out the Art of Disconnecting!

We live in a forever connected world. If there is no email, Facebook notification or a Whatsapp message, it would seem like lost. With services being accessed from smartphone, we carry reading and chitchatting right till we sleep. So how does one get disconnected? Is it that a greater addiction? Is the world going to miss you if you are offline?


To try out, I just pulled the WiFi Plug one fine day. The router went off at night and we were all disconnected. Simple!

The benefits were immediately visible:

  • More family time
  • Carry out many tasks in morning which I would have otherwise left for the weekend
  • Free out my weekend time from trivial tasks

Thinking what has happened in the world, I finally switched the router ON at 9AM. To my utter surprise, nothing great had happened. I was able to catch-up on everything in the morning with fresh mood and it is working quite well.

That’s my story, what is yours?


Clinic Software Diwali Offer

MyOPD Diwali Bonanza

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We are offering MyOPD at the price we sold MyOPD in last year’s Diwali. As a result, you will get a hefty discount on the existing price.

However, you have to purchase the product before 26th October 2014 to claim the offer. On purchase, you get all the benefits of a paid version in this clinic software offer. Check the current pricing details HERE

How to buy?

Old age problems in India

Dr. Atulya Saurabh
Dr. Atulya Saurabh, Geriatrician & Diabetologist in Bhopal, MP

In this edition of Booster Dose, we talk about the old age problems in India and measures to avoid them. We all know, a stitch in time, saves nine. To tell us more about this, we have Dr. Atulya Saurabh, Geriatrician from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. MyOPD team talked to Dr. Atulya Saurabh to get his views on this topic.

Team MyOPD: How do we define old age in today’s terms? Is it beyond 50 or 60?

Easy to use, Doctor software

Laptop User for Doctor Software
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Can an EMR software be easy to use? Well add to that our scenario in India. This article takes you through our thoughts on this topic.

The Busy OPD

OPDs in India are extremely busy. We have too many patients and too less Doctors to address our situation. This puts pressure on existing Doctors to treat patients, a really demanding task. So is it possible to use an easy to use doctor software? We are assuming here that you are going to use this software to enter patient data and generate prescriptions.

Dr. Mayuresh Joshi on Software for Doctors

Hello Everyone,

We are introducing a new category in our blog, Booster Dose. Here we talk to Doctors within the MyOPD Community on varied topics which would interest fellow Doctors as well as other readers.

In the first article of Booster Dose, we interacted with Dr. Mayuresh Joshi, Physician in Panvel, Maharashtra.

Dr. Mayuresh Joshi on Software for Doctors

Dr. Mayuresh Joshi on Software for Doctors
Dr. Mayuresh Joshi, Physician, Panvel, Maharashtra

Team MyOPD: Why did you choose a Practice management software?

Dr. Joshi: Keeping records of patients treated by me is very necessary, we use to maintain case papers for last many years but for futuristic “paperless” procedure and to make the daily working easy, I chose this software.

Doctor Software and Vendor Selection

Started to think about Software? Great! You have taken an excellent step towards functioning better. The hard part is deciding from where to buy. Doctor software has too many choices these days. You need to be careful about selecting where to buy from.

In this article we will help you present our perspective to help you make a better judgement. So what are your choices?

I want to build my own software

Unless you have a requirement completely different than the rest of the world, avoid this option. This should be your choice only if you have a particular niche practice that no other solution is able to manage. Remember, it is one part to build a software and another to keep it updated based on your changing requirements. As a Doctor, it will be hard to focus on this. Frankly speaking, it is not worth the effort. Plus, you lose out on enhancements suggested by other Doctors using a common software.

Importance of Strong Passwords

Hello Doctors,

You might have heard a news about Google account password leaks. Read more about it here on Economic Times

That brings us to the question of your online safety. Sites these days are secured to prevent malicious attacks. In this article we will offer you some tips to tell you what you should look for when being online. These tips apply to any kind of transaction, be it medical related or shopping or mail or anything else.

Choosing Strong Passwords

This is very very very important. You may wonder though, what constitutes a strong password? Certainly not your birthdate, or the names of your kids, spouse, pets etc. Also not your college, school and so on publicly identifiable information about you. Then what?

Selecting a Clinic Software

Great, you have made a great choice to use of clinic software for practice.  In this article, we make an effort to guide you through the process for selecting a clinic software.

Firstly, have a clear understanding. Whether you would want to use a system without internet access or with internet? Each of these systems provide you advantages and disadvantages over one another.  We will explore those in this article.