Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru in collaboration with Philips India has launched an echocardiography training centre, focused to help doctors learn more about echocardiography.

After ECG, ultrasound based echocardiography is the second most widely used test for investigating heart diseases. With increasing incidents of heart diseases in India, echocardiography as an easily available and affordable test needs to be better utilized in various patient scenarios. Physicians are in need of such trainings to better manage their patients and to also upgrade their skills in the latest methods of TBC.

Fortis Hospitals through F.A.M.E (Fortis Academy of Medical Education) has always been at the forefront when it comes to academics and education. The echocardiography training centre, which focuses on cardiology and diagnostics is a demonstration of Fortis and Philips’ commitment to upskill the healthcare professionals.

This specialised learning and training centre co-supported by Philips India , is the first of its kind in India as a hospital-industry partnership. The collaborative venture has a training programme in echocardiography which is related to non-invasive cardiology, an area predominantly focusing on the various investigations done for patients who have suspected or known cardiac diseases.

Dr Satish Govind, Chief of Non-Invasive Cardiology, Fortis hospitals, Bengaluru said, “This unique training centre at Fortis hospitals, Bengaluru is fully equipped with facilities that will cater to doctors, both, nationally and internationally. The centre named as ELITE (echo learning and training education centre) will focus on basic echo for the beginners or the not so-skilled practitioners and advanced echo for professionals who may want to upgrade their skills with the latest technology and learn additional echocardiography related specialized procedures.

“Reputed and experienced faculty who will personally supervise the training, will further enhance the experience of the attendees. Training in small groups with actual equipment, as also simulators and laptop aids will be done year-round, with plans to incorporate live video teaching from overseas international faculty later in the year. The well-designed interactive training modules will be short and intense with emphasis on practical aspects, which ultimately should lead to better patient care,” Govind said.

Responding on the latest development, a Philips India’s spokesperson commented, “Philips has been revolutionizing pathways to address health issues through innovative products and solutions. The launch of echocardiography training centre in partnership with Fortis Hospitals, will be a milestone in imparting clinical education in diagnoses of cardiovascular diseases in India. This state-of-the art centre further drives us to work towards our mission of delivering on personalized and accessible cardiovascular care.”

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