Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FICCI - HEAL Conference 2016

Indian healthcare sector is estimated to reach $280 bn by 2020. However, unprecedented demand due to demographic changes and disease patterns calls for a complete re-engineering of India's healthcare. The FICCI HEAL conference aimed to shift focus to re-engineering India’s Healthcare and also focus on innovation. The conference provides a platform for industry members to come together and deliberate on emerging trends and strategies. The ultimate goal is to move closer to provision of universal healthcare.

In order to keep our Healthcare Administration students abreast with the changing healthcare scenario of the country, INLEAD arranged for them to be a part of the FICCI HEAL conference 2016. The two day conference was extremely enlightening for students as they got to listen to a large number of business heads in the Healthcare sector.

The conference commenced with an opening session by Ms. Shobha Mishra Ghosh (Sr. Director, FICCI) which was followed by other members of FICCI.

Mr. J P Nadda(Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare) was the keynote speaker and he talked about giving importance to Healthcare system rather than Hospital care System and also National Indicators should successfully address both Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases.

Directors from Eminent Corporate hospitals like Max, Apollo, Fortis, Columbia Asia, P.D. Hinduja and other delegate members (Prof. Stephen D. Sisson, Ms. Sasa Bozic, Mr. Matthew Eliot, Dr. Peter Bauer) were present and panel discussions were conducted on important and emerging issues of Indian Healthcare.

‘Triple Aim or a Triple Threat’ by Prof.Stephen D.Sisson talked about increased Patient Satisfaction and Outcome with decrease in cost of healthcare. This was followed by a talk on Organ Donation by Dr.(Col)Avnish K.Seth) which  was a real eye-opener about the statistics of number of donors required in India.

Panel discussions were focused on important topics like re-engineering Indian Healthcare, Emerging Power of the Healthcare Consumer, Human Resources in Healthcare – Challenges and Solutions, Emerging Financing Models in Indian Healthcare, Technologies driving new models in Healthcare , unlocking India’s potential as the Emerging Hub for Healthcare Start-ups and Role of Innovations in Healthcare.

Towards the end of the two-day conference, INLEADers came back with truckloads of knowledge and a refreshed enthusiasm to do something concrete and meaningful in their field. 

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