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?


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Announcing the Philips Digital Health Conclave 2016

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.


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Is Indian Healthcare ready for Big Data and Analytics?


In the ancient times India had family healers that were called upon to combat disease and improve the standards of care. These medicine men of the old not only had knowledge of fields like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani but also had knowledge of family history that used to help in their diagnosis. After the coming of the British though traditional medicine got supplanted by modern allopathic treatment the role of the family physician continued. So family history and your own medical history was known to these physicians. In a sense we had an efficient system for Big Data and Analytics though it was not system driven. But healthcare till then was the privilege of a few and not easily available to all.


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