Healthcare Summit – Disruptive Indian Healthcare Innovations for the World


Press Release: Healthcare Summit, held on 23rd December 2017 at Dayananda Sagar University, Hosur Road campus; discussed the future of the fast-evolving Healthcare sector and is of relevance to healthcare start-ups, academicians, policy makers, NGOs, social healthcare entrepreneurs and industry building innovative solutions in the healthcare space. 

The event was organised by World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Bangalore Chapter in collaboration with Dayananda Sagar University & Autodesk.

Summit Agenda
To showcase applications of new age technologies in the field of Healthcare. How digital and hardware technological adoption in the field of healthcare, is making patient treatment better, therapies more effective and extending human longevity.

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Artificial Intelligence #AI Could Add $957 Billion to Indian Economy, According to New Research by @AccentureIndia


In a recently published report by Accenture, they have highlighted the need for india to invest in AI, we bring you the excerpts of the report. (The following content is sourced from the Accenture report).


Artificial intelligence (AI) has reached a tipping point. The combination of the technology, data and talent that make intelligent systems possible has reached critical mass, driving extraordinary growth in AI investment. Across the world, G20 countries have been building up their AI capabilities. The power of AI starts with people and intelligent technologies working together within and across company boundaries to create better outcomes for customers and society. But India is not fully prepared to seize the enormous opportunities that AI presents. Even with a tech-savvy talent pool, renowned universities, healthy levels of entrepreneurship and strong corporations, the country lags on key indicators of AI development. Much work remains. 

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‘‘Doctor on the Go” Revolution Ready To Change The Reality of Healthcare by @Guneet_B




Digital technology in healthcare is booming at a rate that no one would ever have imagined. From smartphone apps to self-monitoring healthcare devices, the healthcare delivery system has started to change for the better.

Digitization in itself, however, must not be blamed for introducing changes in how healthcare has always been traditionally delivered to patients. The digitization of healthcare is expected to and has, in fact, successfully managed to handle some of the most common problems associated with traditional healthcare delivery models – long waiting times, ever increasing cost of healthcare, shortage of trained workforce, infrastructure problems, and intrusion into patient privacy and confidentiality. 

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How are Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Changing the Face of Healthcare Market? by @marketsmarkets


Healthcare being one of the most crucial sectors globally has seen immense transformation over the years. The use of modern day technologies in healthcare has made it possible for the physicians to deliver accurate diagnosis along with proper treatment. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are fast gaining prominence among various sectors, especially the healthcare sector. Over the past two decades, AR and VR have come a long way, with 2016 being a breakthrough year for both. They have revolutionized the healthcare industry with their rapid adoption in various areas of healthcare. It is now possible for the surgeons to see the virtual condition of a patient’s body parts and accordingly conduct minimally invasive surgery that have greater benefits in comparison to the traditional surgeries and treatments. The use of AR/VR modeling and 3D visualization is found to be helpful in the healthcare sector.

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We need your opinion now - Respond to the Data Democracy Survey by @drvikram



Can patients manage their own healthcare records?

Healthcare records are a subject for an engaging discussion across the world. In India, we are just seeing the beginning of this debate. On one hand, many corporate hospitals have taken concrete measures to collect, maintain and drive insights from patient health records. While on the other hand valuable data is either not stored properly or is lying locked up in paper forms. Insights that could have saved lives are never collected.

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Streamlining New Horizons of Technology in Healthcare by @exploreevents1



About the event

In its 2nd year the Smart Tech Healthcare is one among the most dedicated conferences aimed at streamlining new horizons of technology in healthcare which provides a common platform for the industry and other stakeholders to come together to discuss the key challenges, learn from the best practices adopted across the country and ensure their firm is positioned to comply with digital health trends in the evolving industry. Today, our health care system has changed dramatically but it’s still too difficult for families in rural India to find quality, affordable health care.

The consumer health technologies — apps, telemedicine, wearables, self-diagnosis tools — which has the potential to strengthen the patient-physician connection and improve health outcomes in all sorts of technology-enabled ways, that’s the opportunity to learn, discuss the new trends in this summit.

With the success of the first annual Smart Tech Healthcare focused of redefining healthcare with IT & more than 250 attendees, 45 speakers, 9 supporting associations. The event is projected to be big with more than 350 attendees will be the most diverse gathering of public sector, health and technology industry leaders working at the intersection of innovative product and service development, research, business and policy throughout the world. Building thought leadership across the ecosystem, this year’s conference focuses on an increasingly business & consumer oriented, technology-enabled and collaborative approach to improving digital health.

Key Topics:

Here are the topics of discussion: 
* Storytelling in a Digital Age: Transforming healthcare 2030 with IT 
* Blockchain as an enabler of countrywide interoperability 
* Redesigning Healthcare: the future of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics 
* The future for Technology Enabled Care: How the industry realises the opportunities 
* Revolutionising the Internet of Health & Medical Things 
* Interoperability in the Post-EHR era 
* Payer-Provider Collaboration on Data: The Leading Edge. 
* In-depth analysis of today’s megatrends (VR, tele-everything, Robotics, wearables, digital therapies). 
* Deeper Dive: Understanding the Emerging Threats. 
* Population Health Strategies: Improved outcomes and care coordination.

Event Themes: 

Health Informatics, Telehealth, Business Intelligence, AI & Robotics, EHRS, Interoperability, Data Integration, Entrepreneurship & Venture Investment, Cyber Security, IOHT, Blockchain, Transforming healthcare, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data 

Who should Attend?

  • Hospital CEOs
  • Hospital Management Company Senior Management
  • Health Care Policy Personnel
  • Representatives of Hospital Supplier / Manufacturer / Distributor Companies
  • Vice Presidents of Sales and/or Marketing
  • Health Care Managers
  • Health Industry Analysts / Consultants

Why attend?

  • Learn about future healthcare technology
  • Hear from the leaders of healthcare  industry addressing future health care trends
  • Network with senior executives from hospital management companies and hospitals


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A collection of Potential Usecases for #Blockchain in Healthcare


Every once in a while a new technology finds its way in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Technologies (in Healthcare) and its effectiveness and usability is applied to the management and interoperability of Healthcare Records. For instance, access to the Healthcare records by various stakeholders in the care continuum: care providers and patients. 




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Cybersecurity Trends in 2017


Cybersecurity is in the news almost daily and Investment in cybersecurity, by established corporations or venture capital is rising. The stature and business significance of cybersecurity operations within organisations continues its rise to a strategic management issue in every organisation. A dearth of skills shortage continues to impede the progress of a successful cyber defense strategy that can be put in place, this is driving most organizations to increasingly look for outside help be entering into consulting and managed security services contracts.

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Build #MVP to gather customer intelligence!! by @tejasvdeshmukh #health2con


Over the years working in Healthcare, witnessed endless innovation across the technology landscape over last few years. This is only due to the aspiring moguls who understand the crux of business and would like to capitalize on specific problems using new approaches.
Innovation is everywhere, be it harnessing the data power for population health or using advanced technology to enhance digital health. From Outcome Health, Livongo... toPriorAuthNow, each one of them have addressed a specific healthcare challenge in a unique way. Enhancing clinical outcomes, access to care, and improved operational efficiencies.
We are now living in the era of innovation!!

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The Return of the Wearables, in a New Avatar by @msharmas


IDC: Smartwatches accelerate in the second quarter, Device shipments grew 10.3% year over year to hit 26.3 million units during the second quarter of 2017; smartwatches grew 60.9%.

We are seeing the transformation of the wearables market with the total shipment volumes expected to maintain their forward momentum. According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices this year, marking a 20.4% increase from the 104.3 million units shipped in 2016From there, the wearables market will nearly double before reaching a total of 240.1 million units shipped in 2021, resulting in a five-year CAGR of 18.2%. [1]

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#AI in Healthcare by @deveshrajadhyax



There are some subjects that invoke sharp and contrasting emotions in the society. In present day India, the GST tops the list of such things that are considered boon by some and curse by others. New technology usually does this to people. The steam engine, the telephone and the computer all have been greeted both as the savior and the nemesis of the mankind. 

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Four ways in which #AI can help humankind @deveshrajadhyax



Artificial Intelligence is receiving more than its fair share of public attention. On one side there are promises of miracles, while on the other side there are warnings of doomsday. What is probably missing is a simple listing of clear benefits. This is article is an attempt to create such a list.

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Philips Digital Healthcare Conclave 2017 #ConnectedCare In Focus by Sagay Mary, @hisagay



What if expensive, specialized patient monitoring systems in ICUs could be replaced with discreet sensors that transmitted all the vital health data directly to the doctors’ smartphones? What if the data could be analysed to deliver intelligible insights as well? Not only would it ensure better quality of care, it would also help bring down equipment and overhead costs for the hospital by eliminating expensive equipment and by even allowing patients to be cared for at home. The good news is that, this is not a hypothetical scenario but a real possibility as technology makes connected healthcare a reality.

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#VR #AR can increase efficiency and reduce cost in medical education #meded by Dr. Vikram @drvikram


Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality has the potential to transform key areas in healthcare. Medical Education, Rehabilitation, supply chain the list is endless and what is limiting us is our own imagination.

Last week I was speaking at the IT Healthcare Summit on the potential for VR/AR to transform healthcare. I also shared my views on this post before the conference. In my discussions with the delegates, I realized that the foundation of medical education in India can be improved drastically. One just needs to look around medical colleges in India to understand the state of the dissection halls there. 

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Internet of Things #IoT : Healthcare & Medical by @vsolank1









Application of "IoT", the latest buzz word as many would like to call it, are numerous and have been covered under the topics below

















Healthcare industry is one the largest in any country both in terms of the required reach to the masses and in terms of per capita budget. Human beings save money to live comfortably, to get their child married, to buy a house and last but not the least to pay for medical bills. As per the latest reports on USA health stats only 21 out of 100 people (< 65 age) have medical coverage. But the spend on prescription drugs is rapidly increasing from 2004 ($192 B) to 2014 ($297) however maximum of this spend is funded by private savings. Scenario is not much different in other developed countries.

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How Virtual Reality #VR and Augmented Reality #AR is transforming Healthcare by Dr. Vikram @drvikram

Digital is transforming healthcare. It is creating new channels for improving patient experience, creating better clinical processes and engaging doctors and other para-clinical staff like never before.

It is also creating new models for areas like medical education, rehabilitation and managing supply chain. In these there key areas Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are playing a key role. But first let’s start with the definition and differences between AR and VR.

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Order Sets: A POKA-YOKE for Clinical Decisions by Dr. Ujjwal Rao, @DrUjjwalRao - Part 2/2

The full potential of a CDSS can be realised when it is seamlessly integrated into the clinical workflow and is evidence-adaptive

In continuation to the the part one of the article, in the part 2 of the "Order Sets: A POKA-YOKE for clinical decisions" Dr. Rao is

ADDRESSING THE KNOWLEDGE GAP THROUGH CDSS:

THE POWER OF ORDER SETS

A “Physician Order” is a communication directing a particular service or action to be taken in the care of a specific patient. Medications, diet, physical activities, laboratory tests, radiologic studies, therapies, treatments...all are among the literally dozens of orders written to guide the care of each and every patient by the physician throughout an ordinary day. 

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Order Sets: A POKA-YOKE for Clinical Decisions by Dr. Ujjwal Rao, @DrUjjwalRao - Part 1/2

Poka (unintended mistake) Yoke (avoid) is the Japanese equivalent for “error proofing”.  
This Lean Manufacturing strategy is more relevant than ever in healthcare today. Why?

FIRST, DO NO HARM
The Supreme Court of India recently ordered one of the largest compensations so far in the country to a girl who lost her vision at birth in a case of medical negligence. The girl, who is now 18 years old, was born prematurely at a government hospital but was discharged from the hospital without a retinopathy test, a must for prematurely born babies. By the time the family discovered the lapse, the girl had lost her vision [1].

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#IoHT is already delivering tangible cost savings, but continuous investment is essential - Accenture

Image Source: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-accenture-2017-internet-health-things-survey
The Internet of Health Things (IoHT) is already delivering tangible cost savings, but continuous investment is essential

In a recently published report by Accenture [2], based on a survey of 77 Healthcare payers and 77 Healthcare providers in the US, the reports findings indicate that healthcare leaders are at risk of missing out on substantial cost savings, if they don't take the full advantage of Internet of Health Things (IoHT).

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What is #ConnectedCare? Is the Healthcare Industry ready to embrace it in India?



During the recently held #PhilipsChat the from Philips Healthcare set the agenda to discuss various aspects of what is Connected Care? 
(http://blog.hcitexpert.com/p/connected-medical-devices.html
Whenever a TweetChat is held, the moderator puts out an agenda for the discussion. Once its time, the participants share their point of view by Tweeting out their responses to the questions, tweeted by the moderator. 

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8 things Indian Doctors must do in order to invent-develop a successful medical device in India by @DrJagdishChatur

In India, we have 1 doctor for every 1,700 patients (WHO recommends 1:1000). We produce about 30,000 doctors and 18, 000 specialists every year. It is estimated that we will need four lakh doctors by 2020 to meet the minimum WHO requirement of 1:1000 doctor-patient ratio. 

Doctors, therefore, need to do more than what they are already doing in order to address the burden of clinical problems in India. One effective way could be by contributing to the development of affordable medical devices that reduce skill and are specifically designed for wider usage within our healthcare system so as to help reach a larger subset of a patient population. This can be through providing novel technologies to healthcare workers or through the most effective involvement of general practitioners in order to reach a larger patient population especially in underserved regions.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Made Affordable and Accessible by Piyush Gupta @Ambrosia_Sys

Living with diabetes comes with many challenges. At the top of the list is monitoring glucose levels to avoid a health crisis. Monitoring can be inconvenient and expensive, but thanks to advances in technology, these issues are being addressed like never before.

Dealing With Diabetes
Diabetes relates to the body’s ability to produce and process the hormone insulin. Without it, cells cannot absorb sugar, or glucose, which we need for energy.

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India aims to be a Global Leader in #DigitalHealth by Rajendra Pratap Gupta @rajendragupta

The Article was first published in Mr. Rajendra Pratap Gupta's LinkedIn Pulse, the Article is republished here with the authors permission

In May this year, India had tabled a resolution at WHO for mHealth, which was supported by over 30 nations. This clearly signals India intent to be a global leader in Digital Health.

Digital Health has the potential to revolutionize how populations interact with national health services and also strengthen health systems and will play an important role in preventive , promotive and curative health. India is now embarking on a futuristic journey to bridge the healthcare divide between have’s and have-nots using digital health tools. We have a number of projects that will extensively deploy technology .

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#DigitalHealth at an Inflection point by Mary Meeker, @kpcb reviewed by Manish Sharma @msharmas





Please note the above slides have been extracted from the Mary Meeker, Internet report 2017 purely for the purposes of this article. The statistics mentioned in this Blog have been taken from the Mary Meeker Internet Report 2017, relevant for DigitalHealth. For more details please view the complete report here  

While reviewing the Mary Meeker, Internet Report 2017 I found came across the statement "DigitalHealth at an Inflection point". So in this article (as also the slide deck above) I have tried to review the Digital Health specific updates and provide a correlation to them by linking it up with the India Internet section that has also been highlighted in the report.

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare by Swetha Jegannathan @csweths



The opportunity in #healthcare IoT is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities (http://blog.hcitexpert.com/2016/05/infographic-iot-in-healthcare-opportunities.html) that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT organisations are tremendous.
Presenting the insights shared by Swetha Jegannathan (@csweths) on #IoT in Healthcare #PhilipsChat.

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#DigitalHealth Startup? How to evaluate your #Startup like a VC or Angel by Manish Sharma @msharmas



#Startup, is a favourite word we hear these days from AiM to PM. At times it has connotations of a journey to fulfil, a dream to Startup is to Just go for it, and at times it brings about the memories of your struggles and wins, from that journey. But to startup is to also understand the basics of the entire process of establishing a business and running it.

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5 lessons learned while assisting Healthcare #startups by Shailesh Gogate @sgogate



18 months ago Faichi Solutions, http://www.faichi.com/ an offshore product engineering partner, decided to focus on two verticals: Healthcare and Media/ Publishing.

To scale a company, one should pick one or two verticals to focus on (especially when you have limited budget :) ). These two verticals were identified based on the number of clients we had in those 2 verticals and customer references :).

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What is #BlockChain? Implications for Healthcare by @msharmas

In my previous article I discussed about the benefits and barriers to the use of an Integrated Health Information Platform. In healthcare the need for presenting the Information to the Right Person at the Right Time has been proven to improve outcomes in patient treatment.

Will HIE 2.0 benefit from the use of Blockchain in presenting the information to the Right Person at the Right Time? 


What is Blockchain?
Various definitions of Blockchain have been put across based on the context of the use. Some of these definitions are: 

A digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly.

“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016)

The Blockchain is a decentralized ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. Using this technology, participants can confirm transactions without the need for a central certifying authority. Potential applications include, fund transfers, settling trades, voting etc.

Blockchain is a distributed system for recording and storing transaction records. More specifically, blockchain is a shared, immutable record of peer-to-peer transactions built from linked transaction blocks and stored in a digital ledger. [1]

A Blockchain is a data structure that can be timed-stamped and signed using a private key to prevent tampering. There are generally three types of Blockchain: public, private and consortium. [6] 

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare By Rajesh Batra, @rbatra868




The opportunity in #healthcare IoT is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT organisations are tremendous.
During the #PhilipsChat, on the 10th April 2017, we asked the experts what they thought about the current trends and focus areas that the IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Startups will need to keep in view in the near and short-term while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.  
Presenting the insights shared by Rajesh Batra (@rbatra868), VP-IT, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai on #IoT in Healthcare #PhilipsChat.

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Benefits of an Integrated Health Information Platform #IHIP by @msharmas


We have seen the benefits of Aadhar and how a public data repository can be used for public good. Population Health based clinical data repositories too can play a similar pivotal role in providing potentially great benefits

The use of Healthcare IT in the Indian context is picking up with most of the corporate hospitals going for the #EHRs and HIMS solutions. And these are present mostly in the Tier I cities and urban areas. There is a move now to get these solutions to the Tier 2 and Tier 3 centers as well. I would be looking to review reports that highlight percentage of IT enablement in Healthcare facilities, as part of follow up articles to this one.
The Center for Healthcare Informatics has rolled out an RFI detailing the requirements of an Integrated Healthcare Information Platform (IHIP). You can also visit the dedicated website to review the details of the IHIP RFI:
In this article I would like to highlight the benefits that will accrue from implementing such a solution in India. With no historic data of past implementations of such a system in India, I have reviewed the information available in journals and public domain regarding similar implementations across the world and what are the benefits and barriers in implementing an Healthcare Information Highway of patient healthcare data.

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Blog Series: #IoT in Healthcare by Manishree Bhattacharya @ManishreeBhatt1



The opportunity for #IoT in Healthcare is estimated to be $2.5 trillion by 2025. How are we embracing this change? The Types of Opportunities that present themselves to the Startups, Healthcare IT organisations are tremendous.

During the #PhilipsChat, on the 10th April 2017, we asked the experts what they thought about the current trends and focus areas that the IT Industry, Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals and Start-ups will need to keep in view, in the near and short-term, while making their organisation ready for the Digital Transformation that can be and will be enabled by #IoT in Healthcare.  
Presenting the insights shared by Manishree Bhattacharya (@ManishreeBhatt1) on #IoT in Healthcare

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