How Digital is reshaping healthcare in India

I’ve always been enthusiastic about the healthcare sector in India. I think we have come a long way and with digital adoption increasing,   I think is beneficial both for the care providers as well as the patients. The interest has led me to come in touch with various unique start ups, ideas, and technological breakthroughs over time.

Digital can not only create new care models but also can create better patient engagement and clinical efficiency. This is something that India needs with its population. India has some unique challenges, with almost 70 % of the population in the villages, India has 80 % of its healthcare infrastructure in the cities. Also city bred doctors don’t relocate while young professionals from villages who become doctors move to the cities for better opportunities. In this situation digital can provide a solution and leveraging technologies like analytics, cloud, social, mobile and the internet of things one can definitely leverage solutions like Tele-medicine, Remote ICU and big data to change the way care is delivered in the country.

In the age of smart phones, it becomes all the more important to be a part of this global digital push. And this means that people from the industry need to spend time together to share concepts and ideas and, lead the way for the digitization of the Indian healthcare sector.


Which is why, I’m enthusiastic about the upcoming Philips Digital Healthcare Conclave 2015, being held on the 25th September at Taj Vivanta in Bangalore. The will bring together more than 250 healthcare professionals, industry experts, start ups, investors and the media. The motive is to create a platform that sees people from the industry and startups exchanging their views and ideas on the road ahead. The highlights of the Conclave are the Conference and a Hackathon for young technology minds. Also there is an opportunity for start ups to demo their solutions and seek guidance and funding for improving care in India.  I’m delighted to share that I will be moderating two of the panel discussions at the conference one on Digital and the other on analytics and Big Data. I would also look forward to connecting with organizations like Healthifyme which I have covered in the past and build on my perspective on Big Data.

Powered by Philips Innovation Campus in Bangalore, this is an invite-only conference. So do go ahead and apply for a pass here

Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

Management Thinker, Marketer, Healthcare Professional Communicator and Ideation exponent

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    We come across patients from several smaller towns asking for help at This is a clear vindication of digital being the way. Specially for second opinions, accessibility and affordability. What is your thought on the access point based delivery of e health such as a kiosk?

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