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Launch of Online Hospital Process Assessment Tool

September 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Value Added is launching an Online Self-Assessment Tool to enable Hospitals to evaluate the maturity of the processes and systems that are currently in use.

The tool is designed to help the hospitals to be in alignment with the on-going Quality Management Systems Implementation drive in the country.

Click here to read more about the tool – http://bit.ly/2fGzJZn

 

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Value Added Training Programs – August 2017

August 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Value Added is conducting the following Training programs during the month August 2017. 

 

NABH Entry Level Standard Implementation Guidance @ Thrissur

NABH Accreditation Entry Level Standard – How to go about implementing the Standards requirements – Practical Approach. One Day Session in Thrissur, Kerala on August 22nd at Hotel Garuda, Thrissur

Please click here for Training Details

Please click here for Registration form

 

Front Line Staff Training for Diagnostic Centers @ Chennai

Front Line Staff Training for Diagnostic Centres @ Value Added Besant Nagar office, Chennai on 23rd August 2017 between 10 to 1 pm ( followed by lunch) – Fee Rs.1200 ( including tax)

Please click here for Training Brochure
Please click here for Registration Form

 
Training session on NABH Medlab Standard @ Chennai

Training Program on NABH Medlab Standard @ Value Added Besant Nagar office, Chennai on 30th August, Wednesday between 10 am to 1 pm ( followed by lunch) Fee – Rs.1200  ( including tax)

Please click here for Training Brochure
Please click here for Registration Form

Please contact the coordinators mentioned in the brochure for registration.

 

Digital Empowerment of Society – Health & Education – Initiative of IIT Alumni – on July 22,2017

July 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Invitation from Pan IIT Alumni India & IIT Madras Alumni Association!

 

Greetings !!! Pan IIT Alumni & IIT Madras Alumni Association are pleased to invite you for their Digital Empowerment Program as follows:

Theme

Digital Empowerment of Society – Health & Education

Date

Saturday, 22nd July 2017

Venue

Central Lecture Theatre, IIT Madras

Time

10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by lunch (Registration 9:00 am to 10:00 am)

Web URL

http://dep.paniit.org

Pan IIT is the alumni association of all IIT Alumni representing over 300,000 IITians.

Prime Minister Modi has given a clarion call for a Digital India with a vision to transform the country into a digitally empowered society & knowledge economy.

Pan IIT is carrying out a nationwide program to take thought leadership in the digital transformation policies of Government of India with a view to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Pan IIT has identified five themes on which policy recommendations and interventions would be identified.
1. Reforming Governance through Technology 
2. Transforming to a cash-less society
3. Start-up India, Stand-up India – Towards a Digital Economy
4. Digital Empowerment of Society – Education/Health 

5. Digital Transformation of Agriculture

 

Based on respective theme in each city, they have put together expert speakers who will share their perspective and they would like to have your presence at the event and participation in an open house “Idea Storm” session to derive various perspectives on the subject.

 

Schedule Sessions Speakers
900 – 1000 Registration
1000 – 1015 Welcome & Theme
1015 – 1035 Keynote Address S Ramadorai, Former Adviser to Prime Minister, NSDC, GoI
1035 – 1115 Rapid Takes* Umashankar Kotturu, Co-founder & CEO, Call Ambulance
Ajit Narayanan, Founder & CEO, Avaz Inc.
N S Venkataraman, Founder Trustee, Nandini Voice
Dr. K Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation
1115 – 1200 Debate Square* Dr. Balaji Sampath, Founder Aha Guru
Sivakumar Perumal - Asst. Vice President, Healthcare Provider Practice Head at Cognizant
Dr. V R Muraleedharan - Faculty IIT Madras K A Srinivasan – Partner & CFO at Ventureast
T K Ramachandran - Principal Secretary (IT) to the Government of Tamil Nadu
J Krishnan - ( Moderator) – MD & CEO Unimity Solutions
1200 – 1230 Idea Storm Open House
1230 – 1300 Synthesis: The Emerging Scenario Deloitte
1300 onwards Networking Lunch
*Rapid Takes are short TED-style aspect sessions
*Debate Square is a moderated panel discussion
* Idea storm is lightly moderated brainstorm of ideas and an open house for participants
* Synthesis session will define, identify & frame the action steps, timeframe & the road map
PanIIT will put together a whitepaper that will be shared with guests on conclusion of these simultaneous workshops.

Looking forward to your participation with your views to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Register Here: http://dep.paniit.org

 

With best wishes, 

Pan IIT Alumni India

 

For queries, you can reach out to :

Latha Venkitachalam

Executive Director

9940678092

IIT Madras Alumni Association

Room # 109, Office of Hostel Management, Hostel Zone

IIT Madras, Chennai – 600 036    

Tel:044- 2-257 8391

Website: http://www.iitmaa.org

 

 

CII Healthcare Summit in Chennai on”Affordable Healthcare – Way Forward for TN” – 19th July 2017 at Hotel Hilton

July 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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#CIIHealthSummit in #Chennai on 19th July, 2017 @Hotel Hilton. Theme – “Affordable Healthcare” for All in Tamilnadu – Way Forward.

Session open to all participants from Healthcare Sector – Hospitals, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Medical Tourism Companies, Heath Technology Research Companies, Healthcare Financing Institutions etc.

 For Online Registrations, please use the following  link :

http://www.cii.in/OnlineRegistration.aspx?enc=pZVQM37jtSRTHIkmBsithc7adKCxGgizPAr3IiarZfFuA/V8zEfPHTe4Pm9gzYxp

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Quality Wave in Healthcare – is it real or is it a mirage

July 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Healthcare, Healthcare Quality, Hospital, NABH 

IS THERE REALLY A QUALITY WAVE IN THE COUNTRY IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR?

Author: D.Satishkumar, Principal Consultant Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd

The healthcare sector in the country has witnessed a lot of changes over the past few years. One of the changes to have happened is in the area of quality of healthcare delivery and the necessity to introduce accreditation / certification systems to evaluate and monitor the same.

NABH Accreditation assumes larger significance in this context. Accreditation relies in establishing the technical competence of an organisation to deliver services adhering to specific standards.

The hospital accreditation program (NABH) was launched in the year 2006 in the country. Initially NABH came up with 2 set of standards, one for hospitals with more than 50 beds which was called as NABH Accreditation and another standard for hospitals between 20 & 50 beds called NABH SHCO (Small Healthcare Organistions)

Initially there were a very few takers as Quality and Accreditation were something which were alien to the healthcare sector. The first wave to go for accreditation started gaining momentum when in the year 2008 / 2009 CGHS made accreditation standards mandatory for hospitals which needed empanelment with them. Hospitals which had empanelment with CGHS and which wanted to empanel with CGHS went for accreditation but after that there was a downtrend and the numbers started stagnating. Most of the smaller facilities faced difficulties in complying to the requirements laid down by the accreditation body. NABH felt that a smaller version needs to be introduced with reduced requirements so that the small and mid-sized facilities would also start going for accreditation, there by ensure atleast some basic quality of care to patients.

This article discusses whether introduction of Entry Level Accreditation has really increased the number of organisations seeking quality.    Read More

Medical Devices – Design Control, Verification & Validation

June 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Medical Devices 

Design to Value in Medical Devices – As price pressures increase, medical device makers need to rethink product development processes. Design to Value can help get costs under control—and deliver exactly what customers
value, says a McKinsey Report.

Medical Device manufacturers need to bring back the focus on “Design Thinking” in product development. Globally healthcare sector is moving towards creating affordable healthcare solutions and Design plays a crucial role in churning out value for money solutions.

Exclusive session for Product Development Teams in Medical Devices Manufacturing space in Chennai on July 14,2017 by Dr.G.S.Bhuvaneshwar at Hotel Savera, Mylapore, Chennai. Fee is Rs.6000 + tax per participant.

Please click here for Training Brochure
Please click here for Registration Form

 

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE RELEASES DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES IN THE COUNTRY

May 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (Department of Health and Family Welfare) NOTIFICATION – New Delhi, the 5th May, 2017

Central Govt proposes to introduce new rules called the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) Amendment Rules, 2017 by defining Minimum Standards for diagnosis or treatment of diseases. These rules are drafted by the Govt after consultation with the National Council for Clinical Establishments in the country.

Every clinical establishment relating to diagnosis or treatment of diseases where pathological, bacteriological, genetic, radiological, chemical, biological investigations or other diagnostic or investigative services, are usually carried on with the aid of laboratory or other medical equipment, shall comply with the minimum standards of facilities and services as specified in the Rules.

Draft rules clearly defined the following :

- classification of laboratories based on their size;

- infrastructure specification for these labs;

- Scope of services that can be offered by these labs;

- mandatory human resource requirements for these labs,

- Minimum requirements on usage of equipments, instruments, consumables in labs

- Legal and Statutory compliances

- Record Keeping Guidelines

- basic systems and processes that should be followed by these labs in the country to be eligible    for licensing and registration of the labs.

Above guidelines are released by MoH as draft guidelines on May 5, 2017 and same are open for public comments.

Objections and suggestions, if any, on the above guidelines may be addressed to

The Under Secretary (Medical Services),

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,

Government of India,

Room No. 508, D Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 110011

or send email to sunil.kumar20@gov.in

Draft guidelines are published for information of all persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration on or after the expiry of a period of forty-five days from the date on which copies of the Gazette of India containing these draft rules are made available to the public.

Objections and suggestions which may be received from any person within the period specified above will be considered by the Central Government.

Click here for the full announcement :

Minimum Standards for Medical Labs – Clinical Establishments Act

Training Programs for the month of April 2017

April 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Team Value Added is conducting the following Training programs in April 2017.

 

Training Program on New Medical Devices Rules 2017 on  April 20, 2017, between 10 am to  1 pm @ Andhra Chamber of Commerce, “Velagapudi Ramakrishna Building”, 23 Third Cross Street, West CIT Nagar, Nandanam, Chennai – 600 035

Training is conducted by Dr.G.S.Bhuvaneshwar who has got more than 3 decades of experience in Medical Devices Design, Development, Testing and Quality Management

Training focus will be on the

  1. Current Regulations & Systems in Medical Devices
  2. Overview of the New Medical Devices Rules 2017
  3. Applicable regulations for Manufacturers, Dealers, Distributors, Importers etc

Please click here for Training brochure

Please click here for Registration form

 

NABL 112 – Specific Criteria on Accreditation of Medical Laboratories – April 22nd 2017 between 9.30 am to 1 pm @ Andhra Chamber of Commerce, “Velagapudi Ramakrishna Building”, 23 Third Cross Street, West CIT Nagar, Nandanam, Chennai – 600 035

 

NABL has revised the specific criteria document recently based on ISO 15189:2012 standard requirements. The new document comes into effect from 1st July 2017.

This new NABL 112 document supersedes the NABL 112 3rd Issue. All Medical Laboratories either applying for accreditation from now on or NABL applicant laboratories & laboratories awaiting surveillance or recertification assessment are to conform to this new NABL 112 document requirements

A sensitization & Awareness session on the recently released NABL 112 – specific criteria on Accreditation of Medical Laboratories by Dr.V.K.Ramadesikan

Please click here for Training brochure

Please click here for Registration form

 

Please go through the Training brochures and send us your nominations to padma@valueadded.in or info@valueadded.in.

Call us @ 24462337 / 24462338 to confirm your participation in the above training programs.

CII Health, TN & Star Health Initiative on Health Insurance Awareness Campaign at Chennai on Feb 24th 2017

February 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Announcements, Health Insurance, Healthcare, Hospital 

CII, Tamil Nadu has formed a Tamil Nadu Healthcare Panel under the convenorship of Dr. S. Prakash, Senior Executive Director, Star Health along with Dr Rohini Sridhar, COO, Apollo Hospitals Limited as co-convener.

Panel has decided to organise forum meetings across Tamil Nadu. The forum shall address issues with the major players in the Healthcare Industry, namely, Hospitals, Customers, TPAs, Pharmaceutical companies and Insurers.

We have used this panel as a platform to address the growing trust deficit in the healthcare system and have successfully conducted 3 programs so far.

The 4th forum meeting is scheduled to happen on the 24th February 2017 on promoting Best Practices in Health Insurance to Hospital front desk personnel.

This session is part of Health Insurance Education Series to Hospital Front Office Desks, Insurance Desk Teams.

Interested Teams from Hospitals can send formal confirmation mail to the contact person’s details mentioned in the poster….There is no participation fee.

CII Star Health Insurance Mailer

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