Over 500 delegates from across the globe expected to discuss the future of Digital transformation in healthcare
Bangalore 18th October 2016 : Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) today announced that the 12th International Conference, TELEMEDICON 2016, will be held between 10th and 12th October 2016 at the Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore. This is the first time that the event is being held in collaboration with ATA, American Telemedicine Association.
This mega conclave is the single platform that will help people to tap into the Digital Health revolution. The event expects to see over 500 delegates from across the globe, including CXO’s from leading hospitals, global policy makers, entrepreneurs, technocrats, clinicians, as part of this conclave. It is expected that business transactions of worth 20 million USD will take place during the course of the conclave.
The show will provide a platform for exhibitors vide 50 Stalls to showcase their latest products and services.
Some of the distinguished Panelists / Speakers expected at the event are; Dr. Devi Shetty – Chairman of Narayana Health, Mr. Jonathan Linkous ; Chief Executive Officer of American Telemedicine Association, Dr. BN Mohanty; President of Telemedicine Society of India, Dr. A S Kiran Kumar; Chairman ISRO, Dr. Sunita Maheshwari; President Telemedicine Society of India, Karnataka Chapter, Dr. Nagendra Swami; President and Group Medical Director, Manipal Hospitals, Dr. Rana Mehta; Partner PwC, to name a few.
Talking about the upcoming event, Dr. Rana Mehta said “India’s economy continues to expand not only nationally, with a rising GDP (CAGR of 3%), but also on the city-level. Its top 5 cities are expected to grow to the size of those of middle income countries by 2030. Within this rising economy, healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries and is expected to advance at a CAGR of 18.3% between 2012-20, to 280 billion USD by 2020. This puts India up on the global stage as the second largest CAGR in healthcare among all BRIIC counties.
Having said that, India also has many healthcare problems and gaps in solutions for these problems. These range from lack of infrastructure and manpower, shift in disease burden to longer term non-communicable diseases to low insurance penetration etc. This picture actually presents opportunities for more investment and digital interventions and platforms such as Telemedicon bring together the relevant players and stakeholders to discuss and find solutions to the need gaps
“The use of telecommunications technology provides expanded access to quality, cost-efficient healthcare and this is where events such as Telemedicon Conference come in – a conference of top business leaders from around the world who will drive the vision of integrating digital technology into healthcare to create innovative solutions for current problems.” Shared Mr. Jonathan Linkous
“With the government taking initiatives such as Digital India, Common Services Centers, and Aadhar, digital technologies mindset is already showing strong adoption in both the public and private sector. The private sector on the other hand has invested in initiatives such as mobile apps, the opening of telemedicine centers by major hospitals, and the setting up of innovation centers in India by global medical device manufacturers. These kinds of initiatives have encouraged a bustling startup scene and startup partnerships with MNCs all over India, helping put 3 Indian cities in the top 10 cities globally ranked in the Innovation Index”, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Organizing Secretary of Telemedicon2016, further added.
Today, digital technologies have evolved from EMRs to 3-D printing to disease diagnosis and treatment through machine algorithms, like IBM Watson. With India’s expanding smartphone and internet market (CAGR of 20-30%), digital interventions have shown improvements in access, affordability, and the quality of healthcare throughout the care pathway, creating a great opportunities for many more innovations to be adapted in Indian primary healthcare industry.
The event will have panel discussions around Digital Health – Practice, Legal & Policy, Technology, Hospitals, Defence, Govt. Initiatives and Wearable Technologies.
Telemedicine Society of India along with its knowledge partners PwC and NDA will be releasing a White Paper on the Business of Digital Health and Legal aspects of Digital Health during the event.
TSI is the official national society representing Telemedicine and Digital Health activities in India. Telehealth is redefining the way health care and medical education is delivered. Collectively, the society should have an enormous tower of strength. As the spokesperson, the TSI facilitates and translates into reality aims, ambitions and aspirations of all of us. There is a need of more committed people to enroll as life members and continue supporting the society activities in order to achieve the goals laid down in its constitution. Organizations need to be persuaded to enroll as institutional members.