While the covid 19 pandemic has shown us some insights, a lot more systemic thinking is required to prepare the industry for the next stage of transformation. Nitin Nag, Regional Director Cloud Nine Group of Hospitals discusses this and other issues.
Health is a very individualistic concept and the pursuit of good health should be your top priority.
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
If you entered a hospital in India, in the year 2030 what would you see? Would you see an OPD with patients milling around, standing in line for the doctor to see…
Reading Dr Vikram’s post on “is-health-insurance-the-answer-to-indias-healthcare-woes?” made me think. Well, in the United States, despite healthcare being the highest capita spend of the GDP as per Organization for economic Co-operation and development (OECD) survey. But yet still we are unable to meet the healthcare needs of the population. That made me think – Is having insurance (private and public) the answer to India’s healthcare issues?
I would like to give my perspective whether we should invest heavily in insurance and the role of the government, based on my knowledge of Unites States healthcare systems.