Three Indian Hospitals in the finals of the Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2018

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and HIMSS Asia Pacific have announced the finalists of the sixth Asia Pacific HIMSSElsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2018. This award recognizes outstanding achievements and innovations globally in the implementation and usage of health information and technology.

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Is healthcare ready to take the quantum leap ?

In early August, I had the opportunity to lead a panel of doctors and technologists on an interesting topic; “New Technologies shaping the world: Will healthcare take the quantum leap?”

The members in the panel were
·   Dr Kirti Chadha, Vice President –  Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.
·   Dr Vidur Mahajan, Associate Director, Mahajan Imaging
·   Ravi Ramaswamy, Sr. Director, Philips Healthsystems
·   ShivaKumar KR, Fellow & Global Architect, Philips
·   Sampath Herga, CEO of Hyper Chain Private Limited

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Announcing the Philips Digital Health Conclave 2017

Philips Innovation Campus will be hosting its annual Digital health Conclave 2017 at the La Shangrila Hotel in Bangalore on 28th July. The theme of the conclave is to understand how digital technologies are spurring innovations in healthcare and heralding a new era of connected care.

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Nursing services in India are at the cusp of change

Florence Nightingale was a key figure in the transformation of the Nursing profession. Before her hospitals were essentially run by religious institutions where people were cared for in their last days, essentially palliative in nature. During the heights of the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale with a lamp in hand started the beginning of what we call modern nursing care and established nurses as the corner stone of modern healthcare.

Today nursing in India is at another cross roads. While digital and technology have empowered patients to seek the best in care, nurses in India struggle daily against rising stress levels, lower pay and unending demands of the modern healthcare system. Attrition among nursing staff is around 40- 60%. And each day nurses migrate from India to countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland and Middle East.

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