PCQuest Virtual Forum looks at the future of HealthTech

by October 22, 2021 0 comments

Premier technology magazine PCQuest conducted its first ever HealthTech virtual forum which was well attended and consisted of top personalities from government health, hospitals, health startups, diagnostics etc.

Prof. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi, during a special session said that the Covid crisis pushed the frontier in healthcare technologies. He touched upon the Digital Health Mission, eSanjeevani, use of technology in Ayushman Bharat, teleconsultation, AIIMS e-ICUs, the use of Artificial Intelligence, neural networks, wearables etc.

Sathya K, Regional Sales Manager – Education & Healthcare, Dell Technologies did the Industry Keynote for the HealthTech event. CyberMedia Chairman Pradeep Gupta conducted a fireside chat between Dr. RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority and  Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder & Chairman, Narayana Health.

“We have a chance to leapfrog with the help of HealthTech and data. Digitizing the health space is very important. Technology will improve the quality of healthcare. The more data you feed AI, the more accurate it will become. We can become a data rich country,” said Dr. Sharma.

Said Dr Devi Shetty, “I believe, in a few years’ time, the entire Electronic Medical Records (EMR) will shift from the laptops/desktops to the mobile phones. And every software which is used in treating patients will be built on a mobile platform.”

“We will leapfrog what the US and the European countries have done, where all the earmarks are developed for the desktops, because doctors never sit on a chair for longer than a few minutes, they’re always going from the operations room to the office, from the office to the ward, from the ward to the ICU, and to the labs, they keep on moving.”

Karthik Rajagopal, COO, Manipal Health Enterprises talked about how to to keep future pandemics at bay and touched upon how healthcare technological innovations and adoption could build a connection with Gen Z. Jay Srinivasan, Founder & CEO, RedMed Health System talked about the shape of preventive care tomorrow.

Dr Pawanindra Lal, Executive Director & CEO, National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences, talked about how technology could improve medical skills and education. He talked about the sophisticated encryption systems used by the Indian medical exam system and the use of biometric capturing, face identification during the exam to prevent cheating.

There were some panel discussions too. “Disruption in the Indian healthcare system” was attended by Dheeraj Jain, Founder, Redcliffe Life Diagnostics, J P Dwivedi, CIO, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Gautam Chopra, CEO & Co-Founder, BeatO .

The one on “AI, AR-VR & robotics in India’s medical future” was attended by Dr. Zainul Charbiwala, Founder & CTO, Tricog, Niranjan Subbarao, Co-Founder, Cyclops Medtech, Tathagato Rai Dastidar, Co-Founder & CEO, SigTuple and Dr Sudhir P Srivastava, Founder & CEO, SS Innovations.

The half-day event ended with a fireside Chat on “Drone, Taking healthcare to the last mile” featuring Swapnik Jakkampuddi, Co-Founder, Skye Air Mobility and Abhishek Burman. Founder & CEO, General Aeronautics.

Dell Technologies was the Presenting Partner,  Accenture the Digital Transformation Partner,  Apeejay Education the Academia Partner and  CiOL the Knowledge Partner.

For those who missed the conference or want to watch it again…

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