Assessing basic healthcare in India: Experts deliberate at ET Summit

India still has a long way to go on creating new public private partnerships, developing new technologies and creating talent pool. That is what most of the speakers felt at the Economic Times Healthcare Summit


Woven around the theme of ‘Reaching the Unreached - From Policy to Action', the conclave aims to specifically focus on the ‘C' level executives leading the organizations from the fore front while assessing the sector's course ahead and figuring out ways to enhance healthcare facilities in India.

ET Edge, a subsidiary of The Economic Times, founded to empower multiple sectors, industries and segments through the dispersion of critical business knowledge through strategically developed conferences and summits on March 29, 2014 held ‘The Economic Times Healthcare Summit'. 

The summit was opened by Mr Rajendra P. Gupta, president, Disease Management Association of India. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gupta mentioned, "Over the last decade, most Indian health-care providers have concentrated on expanding infrastructure to reach out to more patients through increased focus on technology, education & training. However there is a need to focus more intently on improving patient satisfaction specifically in the rural areas through innovative technology". Recognizing the increasing importance of growing healthcare needs in India, the Economic Times: Healthcare Summit aims to focus on the major developments in the healthcare sector and understand the existing challenges in the current scenario while preparing for the future.

 The event comprised of various focused panel discussions and case study presentations by senior industry barons such as; Anil Saini, COO & CIO, Ricoh India, A Velumani, MD, Thyrocare, Ameera Shah, MD, Metropolis Healthcare, Ajit K Nagpal, Chairman , Amity Pacific Forum, Charu Sehgal, Senior Director, Strategy and Operations Division and Head, Healthcare Vertical, Deloitte and many others.

The daylong event comprised of various focused case study presentations and interactive panel discussions delving on issues related to Diagnostics & Screenings - Role of technology & private sector, Chronic Diseases - Role of technology & private sector, Rural Health - Technology and Private Sector, Telemedicine & Health: Now or Never, Role of Technology in Changing Health Behaviour and eHealth Standards and Best Practice Models.

Other opinion leaders present on the occasion included Mr V K Subburaj, secretary, Department of AIDS Control, Dr Sanjeev K Chaudhry- MD, SRL, Manoj Shah- MD, Mastel India, Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Superspeciality, Supten Nath Sarbadhikari, Project Director, National Health Portal, MoHFW; N K Dhamija, MOHFW, GOI; Vikram Tiwathis, Associate Director, COAI, Neena Pahuja, Director General, Ministry of Communication and IT and others

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