New Delhi: The role of healthcare leaders has been dynamic and critical, especially in the last three years where they have persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic and etched out a post-pandemic world, conceiving a progressive future. Working together on resilience, professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect for medical education, breakthrough innovation, and valuable collaboration to reimagine healthcare for all.
In the spirit to build a strong and innovative healthcare delivery ecosystem, The Economic Times presents the second edition of Healthcare Leaders’ Summit 2022 in association with Adobe, silver partners Qlik Q, Lagozon Technologies, Wolters Kluwer, fibe and supporting partner Medtronic on November 17, where policymakers, healthcare thought leaders, providers, academicians and scientists will come together to discuss and deliberate on medical education, health research and development, affordable treatment, value-based leadership, diagnostics and the hospital infrastructure in India.
The Guest of Honour Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State for the Ministry of Science and Technology and Minister of State for Ministry of Earth Science, Government of India, will be sharing insights on ‘Building a Cohesive Healthcare Ecosystem in India through Proactive Government Initiatives’.
Highlighting the state government’s perspective on ‘State Governments’ strategy for affordable and inclusive healthcare ecosystem’. TS Singh Deo, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Chhattisgarh, will discuss the strategies to ensure quality healthcare in India and the role and contribution of state governments in the healthcare sector during the ‘Leader Power Talk’.
The summit will commence with the inaugural session on ‘Building back better: Reset to Sustainable & Resilient Recovery Post-Pandemic’. The panel discussion will be graced by Prof Dr Rajesh S Gokhale, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India; Dr Harsh Mahajan, Founder, Mahajan Imaging; Dr Srinath Reddy, Founder (Past) President, PHFI and Honorary Distinguished Professor of Public Health; and will be moderated by Vikas Dandekar, Editor, ETPrime (Health & Pharma).
The inaugural session will be followed by a partner presentation by Adobe on going digital with Adobe Doc Cloud to simplify the healthcare process.
Silver Partner Wolters Kluwer will be presenting on ‘Adoption of Digital Health across the Continuum of Care; Clinicians, Hospitals, and Pharmaceuticals’ by Ruchi Tushir, VP & GM, Wolters Kluwer – Global Growth Market (GGM India).
The summit will be hosting influential leaders from the healthcare sector who will meet and deliberate on some of the most pertinent issues in the industry. The focus will be on making healthcare affordable and accessible for the masses while retaining the emphasis on quality.
The first leadership panel will be on ‘Medical Education & Health R&D: Now is The Future’. Panellists will be sharing insights on integrating innovation in medical education and health R&D, the opportunities for innovation in medical training programmes and technologically advanced strategies leading to educational reforms.
The panel will consist of Kedarnath Bhagat, Founder and Managing Trustee, Orissa Trust of Technical Education and Training; GS Naveen Kumar IAS, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and will be moderated by Kartik Sharma, Senior Associate Editor, ETGovernment.
The subsequent panel discussion will be on ‘Roadmap of the Healthcare and Diagnostics Sector – Disruption or Value Creation’ to discuss the vital role of technology in diagnostics and how the sector is evolving. The panellists for this session include Vishal Bali, Executive Chairman, Asia Healthcare Holdings; Sameer Anjaria, COO, SRL; Dr Ravi Gaur, Founder & Director, DRG Path Lab and Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee Unipath Specialty Laboratories Ltd. The moderator for the session will be Dr Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr Dang’s Lab.
This will be followed by a session on ‘Digital Health: Role of Tech & AI Leaders’. The highlight will be the challenges and opportunities in the transformation of healthcare and protecting patient privacy and data protection in the era of digital health. The panel will host eminent CIOs to discuss their role in building the digital healthcare ecosystem. Sunil Kumar Bhushan, Deputy Director General, NIC; Dr Sushil K Meher, CIO, AIIMS Delhi; Vishal Gupta, Group CIO, Lifecare Hospitals & Bliss Medical Centres; Praveen Bist, CIO, Amrita Hospital, along will the moderator Rajiv Sikka, CIO, Medanta – The Medicity.
Succeding the ‘Digital Health: Role of Tech & AI Leaders’ session, pharma IT leaders will discuss how they are balancing business and IT interface, in the ‘Pharma CIOs Changing Paradigms: Striking balance between business agility and IT quest’ panel session. The panel will consist of Vinayak Neeralli, Head – Digital (India), Dr Reddy’s Laboratories; Jitendra Mishra, VP-CIO, Akums Group; Sachin Bachal, HEAD – IT, Gufic Biosciences, along with moderator Dr Gaurav Arya, Executive Director, Health Nerds International.
The discussion will be followed by a presentation by supporting partner Medtronic on ‘Addressing healthcare barriers through Innovation and Partnerships – A healthcare technology perspective’ by Mansi Wadhwa Rao, Head, Growth Programmes, Medtronic India.
The event’s last panel will be the Healthcare CEO’s Session on ‘New Found Focus of CEOs in change management and transformational leadership’. Prominent CEOs of the healthcare domain Dr Santosh Shetty, Executive Director & CEO, Kokilaben Hospital; Commander Navneet Bali, Regional Director (North), Narayana Healthcare; Dr Raajiv Singhal, Founder Member, Managing Director & CEO, Merengo Asia Healthcare; Upasana Arora, CEO & Director, Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital; Akshat Seth, CEO, CK Birla Healthcare Group; Amol Maheshwari, Chief Distribution Officer, Fibe, along with moderator Dr Rajib Dasgupta, Head Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU, and Managing Editor, Indian Journal of Public Health (IJPH), JNU, will conglomerate to discuss on how India’s healthcare, focussing on affordable treatment, technology integration and adaptation for a connected ecosystem.
Healthcare Leaders’ Summit 2022 will be followed by The Economic Times Healthcare Awards 2022 to recognise, acknowledge and cement the ground-breaking contributions of the leaders and movers of the healthcare sector.