INLEAD conducted an Industry Expert Session for April and October 2012 HCA batch students on 23rd November 2012. The session was conducted by Mr. Vikram Anand, Principal & Head – Operations, IMS Consulting. Mr. Vikram has over 15 years of experience in healthcare, starting out as administrator where he led efforts to build teams and capacity for a 300 bed charitable hospital in Mumbai. Prior to IMS he has held leadership roles with large organizations, including Deloitte Consulting and Aga Khan Health Services. He has been involved with the entire healthcare delivery life-cycle, from inception to operations, in several premier institutions across India and the MEA region.
The topic of the session was Industry Orientation and Expectation and it helped students from both the batches in understanding the current industry trends and the significant role which is being played by both public and private sector in giving a thrust to this Healthcare Sector and transform it into a rewarding field. Mr. Vikram’s presentation was coupled with some vital healthcare industry facts and as well as the opportunities and the challenges that lies ahead in the future for the Healthcare Professionals. According to him, being in the service Industry the focus of an organization should always be providing the quality services to the end user. His session also helped students to be aware of the scarcity of skilled manpower that has generated in the Healthcare Sector and is need to be taken care of. On the whole the session was interactive and helped students to gain some insights about this ever-growing industry.