Conference Report

ICT in Healthcare

Conference Report
Plenary Session 5

ICT in healthcare should be designed in such a way that it should be able to develop a secure environment and maintain a uniform flow of information, according to experts who addressed the session, ICT in Healthcare, at Healthcare Summit Karnataka. The use of technology must be linked to the quality and efficiency of the services delivered. To address the real problems should be pivotal to the use of information technology in healthcare.

DR SANJAY SHARMA
Secretary, Telemedicine Society of India, Karnataka Chapter

Why do so many seemingly great technologies fail to penetrate the healthcare system? Many new technologies do not address the real problem. Technology is worth nothing if it does not solve an important problem or improve lives. No one wants to pay for new technologies. Patients, physicans, hospitals as well as insurance companies think that someone else should pay for new technology Moores law predicts that every two years the cost of computing will fall by half. Computers make things better and cheaper. In healthcare, new technology makes things better but more expensive.

Key Takeaways

  • Many new technologies fail to penetrate the healthcare system because they do not address the real problem.
  • ICT in healthcare should be calibrated to solve important problems or improve lives.
  • A mechanism needs to be evolved to get clarity as to who should be paying for the adoption of new technologies.
  • Oft en the basic design requirements for medical IT systems stem from the needs of hospital administrators, insurance companies, and other stake holders, whose priorities have much more to do with collecting data for billing and administrative purposes than providing doctors with tools to support their work.
  • Technology in healthcare is increasing costs. Moores law predicts that every two years the cost of computing will fall by half. Computers make things better and cheaper. But in healthcare, new technology makes things better but more expensive.
  • Even a well-designed tech product can become user unfriendly if it takes more than a few minutes to use, as doctors lack ti me. The quality of the care can be enhanced through reasonable cost-effective methods, decreasing the clinical dispute, increasing customer satisfaction and bringing in more profit or value for money.

NAGESH RANGAPPAN
CEO
iMedrix Solutions Pvt Ltd

The fact that we, as a Silicon Valley entity, do all our lead R&D in India speaks volumes to the quality of our founding team in India. We will be evolving our roadmap further, primarily out of Bangalore to make a telemedicine aggregator. This scalable architecture, called the IOT telemedicine stack, is being developed both in the US and India jointly.

DR PUNEET MEHTA
Medical Superintendent and Head of the Unit
Billroth Hospitals

Billroth Hospitals, which is a National Accreditation board for hospitals (NABH) certified, aims to provide standard health care with its world-class facilities and infrastructure. Our state-of-the-art technology and well-qualified doctors and nurse practitioners contribute to the success of the institution by providing maximum care and support to the patients.

Conference Report
Felicitation Ceremony

Leaders in the healthcare space are vigourously pushing the sector to the next level through their innovative ideas and firm belief that India can emerge as a major global healthcare hub. Recognising their key role in transforming healthcare space, the Karnataka Healthcare Summit-2017 felicitated leaders in healthcare space for their significant contribution to the field.

Conference Report
Expo

With several leading healthtech companies showcasing their latest products and solutions, the Karnataka Healthcare Summit-2017 emerged as a convergence point for leading technologies and innovations in healthcare space.

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