Last year I had the opportunity to lead a panel at the Philips Digital Health Conclave in Bangalore. We discussed in depth all things Digital health and one of the…
Philips Healthcare has been on the forefront of healthcare in India. They have been thought leaders in this space, bringing together solutions like the remote ICU, Artificial Defibrillator and Digital Health Platform in addition to state of the art CT Scans and X Ray Machines.
This month on the 23rd of November, Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) is hosting the annual Digital Health Conclave at the Riz Carlton in Bangalore. The event would see thought leaders like Rajesh Batra, CIO and VO Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai, Anoop Amarnath, Head – Medical Strategy, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Pramod VarmaChief Architect, Aadhaar in addition to leaders from Philips like M R Srinivas Prasad, CEO Philips Innovation Campus.
As part of the Digital India initiative, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendar Modi launched the e hospital program. The program enables patients to take appointments online and links premier institutes like AIIMS and NIMHANS. The other unique feature of this initiative is DigiLocker that enables patients to store sensitive information.
Confronted with a population that’s overwhelming and highly diverse (1.2 billion), India is faced with a constant need to find enterprising and innovative ways to leverage its limited healthcare infrastructure to reach out to more and more people. The lack of infrastructure is a big deterrent in providing care for citizens outside the cities. One wonders, therefore, if decentralization can really help to solve this problem.