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Healthcare Innovation Summit ponders leveraging tech-driven innovations for better patient care

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Healthcare Innovation Summit

In an endeavour to discuss and deliberate upon latest innovative practices and vision for the Indian healthcare ecosystem, Elets Healthcare Innovation Summit was organised on Wednesday in the national capital.

Healthcare_Innovation_SummitThe summit witnessed a galaxy of healthcare experts including top policymakers, decision-makers, experts, and healthcare stakeholders from South-Asian countries. They deliberated on all facets of healthcare including scope of latest technologies and innovative practices to explore ways to make people avail affordable and cost-efficient medical facilities.

Deliberating upon about various issues engulfing healthcare sector in India, Sheena Chhabra, Senior Health Specialist, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank, said out of pocket financing is high while Government spending is low in Indian healthcare.

On this occasion, a special edition of eHEALTH magazine was also launched by the dignitaries.

Eminent dignitaries who graced the occasion included H.E. Moe Kyaw Aung, Ambassador of Myanmar to India; H.E. J Goburdhun, GOSK High Commissioner Mauritius to India; H.E Erik af Hallstrom, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland, New Delhi; Sheena Chhabra, Senior Health Specialist, Health Nutrition and Population Global Practices, World Bank; Dr Sudha Chandrashekar, Consultant, Health System Transformation project (BMGF & Tata Trust), World Bank, Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Heart Institute, and Dr Madhu Raikwar, Director, Central Bureau of Healthcare Intelligence (CBHI), Government of India.

“There should be participation of people to boost healthcare delivery. I did the same in Mauritius which improved healthcare services especially primary healthcare, said H.E. J Goburdhun, GOSK High Commissioner of Mauritius to India while participating in the event.

Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Heart Institute, provided insight about various innovative practices in cardiac care. He said innovative India creates a healthier India.

Dr Madhu Raikwar, on the occasion, underlined the unique features of NHRR, a first census in healthcare. It is paperless census using tablets and mobile apps, she said.

Ayushman Bharat Scheme and its various dimensions were the key feature of the discussions at the summit. Healthcare experts and industry players discussed about the feasibility of the scheme and various opportunity and challenges of the same.

Other topics of the panel discussions included, “Taking healthcare delivery to the last mile-Opportunity and Challenges”, “Healthcare innovations in India — The way forward for cost-effective health to all”, “Innovations in Public Health: Role of NGOs in providing healthcare to the last-mile”, “Emerging global innovations and technology intervention in healthcare”, “Changing dynamics of hospital management and healthcare delivery”, “Emerging trends in hospital management and administration” and “Changing paradigm of making healthcare accessible and affordable to all”.

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