Health Policy

1st International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with Information Technology

The First Conference on ‘Transforming Healthcare with IT- 2010’ will be a comprehensive discussion on the adoption of Healthcare IT and industry best practices for enhanced operational efficiencies and patient care. The Conference is organized by Apollo Group along with its consortium partners CISCO, IBM and TCS. The conference will be held from March 8-10, 2010 at the Intercontinental Eros, New Delhi.

The conference brings together Policy Makers, Healthcare leaders and Technologists from across the globe, combining the synergies of Healthcare IT and Mobile technology to bring about a more Connected Healthcare ecosystem. The conference will address the innovations, infrastructure and information in the healthcare landscape that will proliferate, promote and propagate benefits of IT to healthcare administrators, providers and beneficiaries at the grass root level.

“It’s a well-known fact that healthcare providers and policy makers across the globe are grappling with a deep and diverse set of healthcare challenges that cut across the spectrum. Healthcare delivery is a high-touch undertaking that requires interaction amongst all stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem. This conference will address the literal healthcare jigsaw and examine how technology can be applied in different ways to facilitate communication in a highly collaborative and mobile environment like healthcare” said Ms Sangita Reddy, utive Director Apollo Hospital Group and Advisor, Organizing committee.

The conference is a 3-day event, aimed at Key Healthcare decision makers, Hospitals Administrators, Doctors, IT teams. The conference will comprise of key-notes, plenary sessions, workshops focusing on Delivery in Healthcare System, Prevention & Wellness / Consumer Centricity, Emerging Markets & Emerging Technologies, Connecting the Ecosystem, Infrastructure in Healthcare System and the impact of IT and Telecom convergence-driven transformational solutions. The Conference will also showcase demos of technology-driven transformational approaches and solutions. Working groups at the three day meet will deliberate on various key issues including Uniform standards, need for National EMR etc.

Noted speakers at the conference include industry luminaries like Mr. Sam Pitroda, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mr. Som Mittal, Prof. Ricky Richardson, Dr Prathap C reddy, Mr. Anjan Bose, Baron Nigel Crisp, Mr. Baljit Singh Bedi, Mr. David K. Aylward and Mr. Marc Probst amongst over 50 national and international speakers.

Another highlight of this conference is the Healthcare awards that are the first independently audited awards by KPMG. Award categories include HIS Xcellence Awards, EMR Xcellence Awards, Healthcare ICT product innovation, Healthcare ICT Champion of the Year, Best Website (Association) and Solution with Greatest Market Potential. Nomination details are available on the conference website: www.transformhealth-it.org/awards.html

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