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