HITLAB Innovators Summit 2015 highlights health tech innovation in India

Held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, the conference culminated in HITLAB World Cup India, rewarding technological breakthroughs that would eventually improve healthcare access and delivery


Top healthcare and innovation leaders gathered in New Delhi for HITLAB Innovators Summit India.

More than 100 world-class healthcare and technology experts met recently at the IIT, Delhi on August 07, 2015 for the HITLAB Innovators Summit India, exchanging transformational ideas on digital health. The conference culminated in the HITLAB World Cup India, which rewarded three winners for original concepts designed to improve healthcare access and delivery in India and across the globe.

"We were honored to host this exciting event, which featured a variety of healthcare experts, all of whom shared our mission to address pressing global healthcare challenges," said Dr Nishita Rai, Executive Director of HITLAB, a healthcare innovation and teaching lab. "Both the Summit and World Cup serve to accelerate much-needed digital health innovations affecting all aspects of care. We are grateful to our sponsors, Medtronic and HealthStart, for their support, which will result in true change for patients and providers alike."

Luminaries included Guest of Honor Sanjiv Kumar, Executive Director of the National Health Resource Center and WHO Collaborating Center India; Keynote Speaker Shailja Dixit, Executive Director, Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Actavis; Keynote Speaker Supten Sarbadhikari, Project Director, Centre for Health Informatics, National Health Portal, India; Kaustubh Patil, Medtronic India Development Centre (Bangalore), Anurag Asthana, Site Director- Medtronic India (R&D Centre Hyderabad) ; M.P. Gupta, Professor at IIT; Guruprasad S., General Manager, Healthcare Practice, Robert Bosch Engineering Solutions, India; Rahul Mullick, Chief Technology Officer, India Programs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and many others.

They exchanged ideas on:
• Technology trends and their ability to revolutionize Indian healthcare
• Not-for-profit models in healthcare and their impact on Indian society
• Investment strategies for innovation adoption in healthcare
and much more.

"Digital health, mHealth, and medtech are moving at a tremendous pace in India, demonstrating the potential to revolutionize health delivery and outcomes in the country," said Ms Laura Pugliese, Manager, Innovations at HITLAB. "It was fascinating to see government groups, multi-lateral agencies, pharmaceutical companies, private investors, startups, foundations, universities, hospitals, and medtech corporations interact at the Summit, all of whom are working toward a common goal: improving the impact and reach of mobile and digital health technologies."


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