Smart Healthcare Paving the Way for a New India
August 2017

Smart Healthcare Paving the Way for a New India

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Dr Ravi Gupta

Smart healthcare is gradually yet surely changing the way health services are delivered in India. From smart and connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices, sensing technology and real-time data analytics to mobile apps connecting patients with doctors and test laboratories, technology is propelling the country’s healthcare industry into the future. Innovations like telemedicine and teleradiology, too, have emerged as potent tools to deliver healthcare services in the country’s remote areas that lack human resources. The cover story of eHEALTH’s August issue, ‘Smart Healthcare: A Game Changer’, focuses on the role being played by smart technologies in transforming the Indian healthcare sector with useful insights offered by captains of the health industry

This issue of eHEALTH magazine also carries interviews of Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Dr Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. The interviews present the perspective of the policy makers on digitalisation, e-medical records, IoT, among other ideas that are projected to change the delivery of health services in the future, even as the government continues its efforts to transform rural healthcare in the country through various schemes and initiatives.

Elets Technomedia organised the 7th Healthcare Leaders Forum (HLF) – 2017 in New Delhi on June 30. This issue of eHEALTH magazine carries a detailed report of the conference that attempted to find ways to unlock the inherent potential of the health industry and help the country achieve its health goals. The conclave was graced by Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State PMO; Dr K Rajeswara Rao, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Peter Taksøe-Jensen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Royal Danish Embassy, Denmark; and Arun Singhal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Also healthcare industry leaders, experts, CEOs and other important industry stakeholders were part of this summit.

In pursuance of its objective to bridge the existing knowledge gaps in the two most promising sector of the Indian economy — Food and Pharmaceuticals — eHEALTH magazine, in collaboration with Gujarat FDCA, will organise the ‘National Food and Pharma Summit’ in Ahmedabad on August 28. This conclave carries forward the vision of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and will be graced by Jayesh Radadiya, Minister of Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs, Cottage Industry, Printing, Government of Gujarat and Shankarbhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, Environment and Urban Development, Government of Gujarat.

This pioneering summit also brings a unique opportunity for key stakeholders of the two industries to build new synergies through collaboration with key decision makers, both in the government and industry.

The 3rd Annual Healthcare Summit Rajasthan is also being organised by us in the month of September to bring together various stakeholders in the healthcare space on a single platform and take forward the agenda of our past conferences in creating a robust and quality healthcare system.

We hope to see you at the National Food and Pharma Summit’ in Ahmedabad and the 3rd Annual Healthcare Summit Rajasthan!

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