Rohitashva Agrawal
Rohitashva Agrawal
Contributor, The Yuan

Rohitashva Agrawal is a physician who holds a Fellowship in Digital Health Innovations from Harvard Medical School. He is passionate about access to quality healthcare and expressing opinions on impactful technologies. Besides clinical medicine, he has worked in consulting, non-profit, academia and government across the US, India and Africa at different levels.

Metaverse in medicine: hope or dope?
Much has been made of the Metaverse and its potential for change, and this is certainly so in healthcare. Amid all the hype, it is important to take a look at what the Metaverse actually is and what is now possible as this gives insights into which aspects have the most success, which have not, and what the future of the Metaverse in medicine and other fields is.
Rohitashva Agrawal  |  Nov 02, 2022
AI reimbursement to turbocharge medtech revolution
Applications for reimbursement of AI-related healthcare costs are arduous and time-consuming, a huge burden that disproportionately affects startups and other small firms. Accelerated adoption of new technology spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic may at last be about to change this situation.
Rohitashva Agrawal  |  Sep 14, 2022
Barriers to adopting digital pathology in developing economies and mitigation strategy
Hurdles to digitalizing pathology are falling, even in developing nations. Competition and innovation keep cutting the costs of digitalization, which the pandemic has hastened, and its benefits outweigh brief hiccups from one-off shifts to the new technology, as Dr Rohitashva Agrawal explains.
Rohitashva Agrawal  |  Aug 04, 2022
Open health data will help fix India's healthcare
Open Data 2022
Drawbacks aside, India will benefit from the vast potential of its medical data. The data of the country home to one-sixth of humanity form a force that must be harnessed for the betterment of its healthcare, urges Dr Rohitashva Agrawal in his contribution to The Yuan’s Open Data 2022 series that commemorates the 110th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth.
Rohitashva Agrawal  |  Jul 06, 2022
Expected Changes in the Regulation of Health Apps
Health apps have proliferated of late, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but their quality and reliability is often uneven. Data security and user privacy laws have also lagged. Regulation must keep pace as health-tracking and other emerging technologies continue developing. Dr Rohitashva Agrawal wonders whether the world is up to the challenge.
Rohitashva Agrawal  |  Jun 03, 2022
Digital Pathology Presents a Great Opportunity for India
Recent advances in digital pathology are an opportunity for India to become a world leader. Digitization and automation are critical in helping India overcome its shortage of specialized medical professionals, especially in rural areas, and make more efficient use of the ones it has. Can India use the advantages of a huge population, growing middle class, and vast pools of data to leapfrog other countries?
Rohitashva Agrawal  |  Apr 14, 2022