Healthcare Updates – Upcoming programs

November 25, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Upcoming Healthcare Programs

IPCC 2018

Wockhardt Hospitals is conducting its 5th Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conclave at Mira Road, Mumbai on 6th & 7th January 2018.

Wockhardt Hospitals, continue to advance the philosophy of InfectionPreventionand Control through this annual conference by sharing evidence based practicesin Infection Control. IPCC 2018 will feature a range of topics in the modern science of infection prevention which will be useful to all stakeholders (Clinicians/Nurses/Administrators). As always, the scientific sessions will include didactics lectures, panel discussions and workshops by renowned names in infection control from across the country.

Please click here for brochure

Registration Fees including GST – Rs.2500 ( Clinicians) & Rs.2000 ( Non Clinicians)

For Registration, please contact  + 91 8422920211 or send a mail to ipcc.nobo@wockhardthospitals.com

AHPI Global Conclave 2018

AHPI ‘s 5th Global Conclave ( “Is Quality Healthcare Sustainable? Issues, Concerns & Solutions”) will be held at Kochi, Kerala (India) during 16-17th February 2018.

The CONCLAVE will provide in-depth coverage of issues related to the theme by thepracticing/expert faculty and would cover the following;

  • Road Map for UHC in developing economies
  • Economics of healthcare
  • Patients’ Safety and Quality v/s Cost
  • Harnessing Technology to meet MDGs
  • Reforms in medical/nursing education & training
  • Framework for skilling of allied healthcare workforce
  • Clinical Governance; Role of Clinicians/Nursing Staff

The sessions have been uniquely designed to bring hospitals and allied healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and IT industry among others under one umbrella to deliver seamless, safe and affordable care across regions. The Conclave has been conceived to offer road map for delivery of universal health care for developing nations. Special interest sessions and activities will be on anvil for delegates from SAARC and ASEAN countries The conclave will also encompass the unique blend of 4th edition of ‘AHPI Awards for Excellence in Healthcare’ which will be presented on the eve of 16th February 2018

Please click here for brochure

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.

 

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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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

UNION BUDGET 2017 – TAKE AWAYS FOR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

February 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Union Budget 2017 has included Healthcare as one of the 10 themes announced by Finance Minister.

Specific announcements were made for healthcare sector covering both industry players and users / beneficiaries..

Industry had mixed responses on the budget announcements…

Team Value Added has prepared a quick pointer from both industry as well as consumers persepective, on various announcements made by FM.

Click on the link below to know more about the announcements made to healthcare sector. Healthcare Industry players response to the budget announcements  was captured here.

BUDGET 2017 – WHAT IT MEANS TO HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Click on the link below to know more about the announcements made to the  beneficiaries ie consumers of healthcare sector

BUDGET 2017 – WHAT IT MEANS TO CONSUMERS

In continuation of the budget announcement on Medical Devices, GoI – MoH released new rules for Medical Devices Sector. Medical Devices sector representatives welcomed the prompt move by the GoI, MoH in this direction.

 

 

 

 

BIO ASIA 2017 @ HYDERABAD

January 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Healthcare, Medical Devices 

Dear AiMeD Members,

Greetings!!!

It is our pleasure to inform you regarding the 14th BioAsia being organized by the Government of Telangana in partnership with the Government of India and with support from AiMeD. This event will take place from February 6-8, 2017 at Hyderabad International Convention Center.

In light of the partnership with AiMeD, our Members will be entitled to a special discount of 50% on the registration fee (MOU enclosed).

The event will serve as a networking platform for about 1500 industry leaders, corporates, healthcare & medical professionals from over 50 countries. The event will feature about 50 start-ups with extraordinary promise to transform the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

BioAsia 2017 will feature a focused conference and CME on Automation in Diagnostics on February 7th and will bring together PoC users, regulators, diagnostic companies and suppliers to also discuss future of rapid testing, automation challenges, quality control, legislation, diagnostics, and the future of PoCT going forward. More information is available at www.2017.bioasia.in

The likes of Dr. Paul Stoffels (J&J Worldwide Chairman of Pharmaceuticals & CSO), Dr. Patrick Vallance (President Worldwide R&D, GSK), Mr. Narayan Murthy (Founder, Infosys), Nobel Laureate Prof. Kurt Wuthrich (Scripps Institute), among others have already confirmed their participation.

Given the participation of policy makers, R&D institutes and industry leaders, we would like to encourage our members to take part actively in the deliberations.

click here for the Catalouge / Brochure 
click here for the AiMed Mou
click here for the Bioasia 2017 Speakers list

Registration enquiries can be forwarded to Ms. Paridhi Gupta at paridhi@biofaba.org

Warm regards,

Rajiv Nath
Forum Coordinator
Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD)
GL-3, Ashoka Estate,
24, Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
Ph. +91-129-4289000/4061151
Fax. +91-129-4061164 & 2233242
E-mail : forumcoordinator@aimedindia.com
Web : www.aimedindia.com

AHPI’s 4th Global Conclave on Healthcare Delivery at Chennai during 10-11 February 2017

December 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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AHPI is organizing its 4th Global Conclave at Chennai during 10-11 February 2017. The Conclave will deliberate on Future Model of Healthcare delivery in the form of INTEGRATED CARE. The sessions have been uniquely designed to bring hospitals and allied healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and IT industry among others under one umbrella to deliver seamless, safe and affordable care across regions. The Conclave has been conceived to offer road map for delivery of universal health care for developing nations. Special interest sessions and activities will be on anvil for delegates from SAARC and ASEAN countries.

Click here for more information

AHPI GLOBAL CONCLAVE

REGISTRATION FORM AHPI Con 2017

AHPI Speakers

 

For any other information / clarifications on registrations, please reach out to :

Ms.Rama Venugopal | Executive Director | M/s.Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd | “VANITHA”, No 5, Third Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai – 600090|

Ph:+91 044 24462337/38| Email: rama@valueadded.in|Mob :9840870532

http://www.valueadded.in

 

 

Medical Electronics Manufacturing in India – Seminar/Roadshow by #AMTZ – Andhra MedTech Zone @Chennai on January 6,2017- Hotel GRT Grand Days, T Nagar

According to an industry report, in India, the medical devices industry is small, with a disproportionate reliance on imports and a complex regulatory environment. The global medical devices and technology market is expected to grow to USD 520 billion by 2020 from an estimated USD 3.7 billion in 2014. The Indian market is among the top 20 in the world by market size, and fourth in Asia after Japan, China and South Korea. It is significantly behind developed economies like the United States (US) (USD 340). This current under penetration of Medical devices in India represents the sizeable growth opportunity.

Medical devices play a role not only in screening, diagnosing and treating patients, but also in restoring patients to normal lives and in regularly monitoring health indicators to prevent diseases.

The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in medical devices was USD 90 million between December 2014 and August 2015; post the government permitting 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route. Several MNCs have been increasing their manufacturing footprint and locating research centres in India to serve both the Indian and global markets. Increased funding and investments have also reflected in other supply-side changes in healthcare delivery in India.

AMTZ (Andhra MedTech Zone) aims to make India a self-sufficient and in fact an exporter of good quality and cost-effective medical technology. The AMTZ would include the following facilities:

  • Plug-n- Play Infrastructure
  • Regulators’ office
  • Component testing centre
  • Electromagnetic interference laboratory
  • Medical-grade low vacuum molding, cabinet molding and injection molding centres
  • 3D designing and printing for medical grade products
  • Sterilisation & toxicity testing centre
  • Radiation testing centre
  • Warehousing
  • Other facilities commonly required in the manufacturing of medical devices

Against this backdrop PHD Chamber in association with AMTZ (Andhra MedTech Zone) is organizing the above captioned Seminar on ‘Medical Electronics International collaborations & Financing for Manufacturing’ in India on Friday, 6th January 2017, 10:0 am at Chennai.

Venue – Hotel GRT Grand Days, T Nagar – Marigold Hall in the convention center – Annex Building

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Registration form – 6th Jan 2017

The objective of the Seminar would be to familiarize the Industry on this opportunity which exists in fulfilling this gap which is likely to only widen as the healthcare services reach out to semi-urban and rural areas.

The seminar will also throw up opportunities for foreign collaborations for technology transfers and financing for setting up units.

We believe that for medical electronics to create a meaningful impact on the healthcare system, collaboration between key stakeholders including government, industry, healthcare providers, and health insurance companies will be important in order to come up with the right success strategy and improve overall health care access and delivery in the country.

This will also create an outlook towards the future and shaping the interventions required for a self-reliant and efficient healthcare system for India through technology solutions for the larger good.

We look forward to having you with us for the discussion on this important aspect of Medical Electronics.

Please note that there is no delegate registration fee. Since event participation is limited to few members, prior registration is a must.

Regards,

 

Vivek Seigell

Director

PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area

August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110016, India

Tel: +91.11.26863801-04

+91.11.49545451 Ext: 275

Fax:+91.11.26855450

+91.11.49545451

ICMR recommends MCI to include lessons in traditional Indian medicine for doctors

December 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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I was reading about this post today in social media channels !!!

Was a little surprised at this announcement by ICMR !!! If teaching basics of Ayurveda to Allopathy Drs is recommended, similar exercise should be made to make #Ayurveda drs understand how #Allopathy medicine, as a science works !!! These are two different streams of medicine – one is purely modern science and evidence based medicine and another one is purely ancient science and “no evidence” based medicine !!!

Before GOI initiates any such move on holistic healthcare, it’s better to listen to the voice of stakeholders, take them into confidence before any such integration… Challenges are plenty as both the streams have to look upon each other as complimenting each other in the process.

Which is mainstream medicine and which is complimentary stream here??? Who will define this???

How does one address medico legal disputes as the origin of treatment failure may be in any stream…who will be held responsible for such failures???

What is the role of a patient, who may attempt at many treatments before finally landing at the doorsteps of Allopathy…and anything may go wrong at this stage & finally Allopathy drs are subject to punishments!!!

While educating the Allopathy drs on ancient streams is a good move, as it will make them understand and appreciate our traditional streams, so that they need not look at this medicine with a doubtful eye.

I guess tolerance for others medicinal streams will improve with this kind of exercise!!!

However, GoI has to take many stake holders into confidence – Allopathy drs, Ayush Drs, Consumers, Judiciary, Insurers etc into confidence and must roll out any holistic healthcare initiatives after understanding the ground realities and challenges posed ahead….

Infact same sentiments are expressed by ICMR teams too !!!

Source of Information :

http://medicaldialogues.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f3f14fd7fb288216d6fab530a&id=b4b222369d&e=bb4185c3b5

 

About the Writer :

Rama Venugopal heads Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd, a 26 year old Management Consulting Organization from Chennai. She has a long stint in Consulting – almost 24 years and works very closely with SME businesses across various sectors. Healthcare is a domain where she has a long stint again for almost for 20+ years.

Same artcile is published in Linked In Pulse Post too – Please click here to check the same  -

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/icmr-recommends-mci-include-lessons-traditional-indian-rama-venugopal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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