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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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The healthcare thought leaders in India would converge at the Smart Tech Health Conference in Bangalore on the 24th and 25th of November. In the run up to the conference, we decided to ask a few of the leaders speaking at their conference, their views on Healthcare in India, and how Digital and Technology was playing in big role in improving standards of care.

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Coming soon The Smart Tech Healthcare Conference in Bengaluru

Digital is a key driver of transformation in Healthcare. We have been closely watching the space, and Digital would be the key for increasing the access to care in India. In this context it gives us great pleasure to announce that Healthcare India are a media partner to the Smart Tech Healthcare Conference in Bengaluru.

The conference would be held over 2 days on the 24th and 25th November, 2016 at the JW Mariott. The conference would feature more than 400 executives across hospitals, government, health insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare solution providers.

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in India, growing at 15 % CAGR as per numbers from CII. NASSCOM values the Indian healthcare market at about $ 1 Billion and it is expected to grow to 1.5 times by 2020. It will be a fascinating mix of business and technology leaders. Digital Technologies like IoT and Big Data will combine with more traditional EMRs to ensure better clinical outcomes, improved patient engagement and operational excellence.

Over the course of the next two months we will be focusing on the key issues that the conference would cover like

  1. Role of Digital in Healthcare
  2. How Artificial Intelligence could be a new bane for patients
  3. Key aspects of cyber security in healthcare
  4. Role of Analytics and Big Data

To register for the conference, please click here . Do watch out for our posts on this topic, and do let us know if there are other key areas in healthcare in India that we should be discussing through this forum.

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The Digital opportunity for healthcare in India

India has a unique opportunity to create a healthcare model that serves the 1.3 citizens. This has to be an integration of primary, secondary, tertiary care with preventive health initiatives. Also this has to involve leveraging technology, in the form of digital transformation as well as gadgets like the smart phone that are prevalent across the nation. I look at two start ups that are active in this space, Lybrate and HealthifyMe.

Do let me know on your thoughts on this model.