Emerging technologies on showcase at the next Philips Digital Health Conclave

The promise of emerging technologies and its implications on healthcare have been a topic of discussion lately. I strongly believe that if designed properly, a health platform leveraging technologies like AI, IoT and Blockchain would reduce the inefficiencies in the system. Today we have pockets of implementations across India, but the next 5 years would see healthcare system-wide implementations. As we go into this new era, what are the key aspects that one needs to cover to make that transition?

For the last 4 years, I have always looked forward to the Philips Digital Conclave in Bangalore, as a forum to debate and discuss these issues. This year again, August 3rd would see the 5th edition of the Philips Digital Health Conclave, being held at the La Shangrila Hotel in the city. A sneak preview of the topics that I received from my good friends at Philips include discussions around emerging technologies and the real world use cases on how they should work.

But the one session that has really interested me is the session I am labelling as the “The Big Fight”, a open and honest debate between the technology and doctors. Often I wonder who is to blame for the slow adoption of technology in healthcare. Most people believe that the doctors are to blame as they don’t understand technology. I don’t think that is true. All one has to do is to step into a modern OT (Operation Theater) and one would see that its a scene out of star trek. The technology being used is state of the art. But then are the technologists to blame, for bad solution design of healthcare products. I know my good friend Rajesh Batra would love such a debate.

All this and more. Do reach put to me in the comments section if you want to attend the sessions. Mark the date, 3rd August, 2018, La Shangrila, Bangalore.

Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

Management Thinker, Marketer, Healthcare Professional Communicator and Ideation exponent

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Velmurugan Srinivasan

    Looking forward to the Big Fight, as you described Vikram.

    I would like to attend the Conclave.

    Can you kindly provide me the registration Link?

    1. Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

      Hi Vel

      It was a pleasure meeting you at the conclave. Lets connect next time I am in Chennai.

    1. Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

      Hi Naveen

      Trust you were able to attend the conclave ?

  2. Gnana Lakshmi

    Hi ,

    I am a software engineer, until recently I was with VMware and now, I have branched out as an independent coder to work on some startup ideas. I have some ideas around health care management and would like to attend this conference. How can I register / get passes ?

    1. Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

      Hi Gnana Lakshmi

      Were you able to attend the conference?

  3. Maitree

    Maitree Dasgupta, Lifesciences and Healthtech, Consulate General of Switzerland. I would like to attend the conclave tomorrow. Thanks!

    1. Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

      Trust you were able to attend.

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