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Techplus Media’s Second Digital Health Summit Meets Its Mark

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The second Digital Healthcare Summit by Techplus Media was concluded successfully at the Sofitel in Bandra Kurla Complex at Mumbai on Friday, Oct 21st. Inaugurated by Dr. Deepak Sawant, State minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, the event received keen interest from the medical as well as the IT community alike.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sawant showed a lot of encouragement for technology adoption in the healthcare sector and put out a request for the attendees to come forward for supporting the Maharashtra government in their endeavour to make high quality healthcare available to rural Maharashtra, particularly to people below poverty line.  He suggested that technology companies use their innovative expertise to support his government to help the rural poor in the state. He promised full support to brands that took up this job, from the government’s side.

The event facilitated five panel discussions across relevant topics in IT in Healthcare, and a speaker presentation by Quickheal Securite on Data security for healthcare. The five engrossing panel discussions, attended by eminent speakers from the medico-technology experts as well as practicing doctors who are the major stakeholders of the technology innovations, alongside the technologists who work on newer methods of providing better healthcare, the event had high level of participation in terms of industry IP.

In addition, the  event saw the first ever  innovative CIO awards for the healthcare industry, that were given away to eight top healthcare industry CIOs across  four categories- health technology,  Innovation in mHealth solutions, Health Records Excellence and Healthcare Digitization. The awardees were Anand Patil, GM – IT & Telecom, Grant MedicalGirish Koppar, Sr. Manager – IT, Lilavati Hospital & Research Center, Alok Khare, VP – IT- Jaypee Hospital, NK Dhomne, VP – IT, Manipal Hospital, Sumit Singh, CIO, Wockhardt HospitalNiranjan Ramakrishnan, CIO, Sir Gangaram Hospital, Rajesh Batra, VP – IT, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani HospitalMahesh Shinde, Director – IT & Telecom, from Hinduja Hospital.

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In addition, the ceremony saw the launch of the Healthcare IT Association of CIOs, which partnered with Techplus for these awards.

The association also gave away five Star performer CIO awards-  Ms. Viloo Williams, CIO, Jaslok Hospital Mumbai, Mr. Suresh Kumar, CIO Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai, Mr. Atul Umak AGM-IT, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Mr Manish Ved, CIO, Bombay Hospital Trust and Mr. Raghavendra Bapat, CIO , Jehangir Hospital, Pune.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anuj Singhal, MD, Techplus Media said,” we are extremely honoured to have the support of Dr. Deepak Sawant, and also such keen interest shown in the digital healthcare event from the industry stalwarts. We have encouraging indications from both IT as well as healthcare sector for this initiative. We hope to take the brand beyond just discussions, and well into the realm of real time collaboration that benefits what Dr. Sawant calls the  needs of the real India- real, not connected population that needs cutting edge healthcare too.”

Some testimonials from the event:

“It was pleasure to be part of 2nd Digital Health Summit on 21st October, 2016 in Hotel Sofitel Mumbai. Inaugurated by Hon Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant and was part of inauguration, panel discussion and moderated a session also. Digital Health leaders across the country was present in the event. Wonderful initiative by Techplus Media group and several corporates supported the event.”

Mr Joy Chakroborty, COO, PD Hinduja Healthcare

“02nd Digital Health Summit has come out as new platform in bringing diverse people from medical stream together. Many new ideas has been pushed and hope to see them turning them into practice is awaited.”

Dr PM Bhujang, AOH

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