Friday, May 31, 2024

DHN Forum Mumbai Highlighted Innovation, Scalibity & Investment as 3 Pillars of Digital Health Transformation

Mumbai, 31 May 2024* : The DHN Forum Mumbai has concluded on the promising lines of empowering the regional health ecosystem, with discussions centered on digital transformation, innovation, and collaboration among healthcare stakeholders.

Digital Health News (DHN), the leading force behind India's digital health transformation, has launched the DHN Forum during a conference held at the prestigious Taj Lands End, Mumbai, aimed to come up with different signature events in different cities and accelerate India's journey towards a digitally empowered healthcare landscape.

The primary goal of establishing the DHN Forum is to bring together all the regional healthcare ecosystems, creating a platform for collaboration among health tech startups, pharmaceutical companies, med tech firms, and hospitals. This forum aims to foster discussions on achieving digital health transformation within their respective organizations. Ultimately, the objective is to make healthcare accessible and reachable for everyone, enhancing the delivery of healthcare services.

The DHN Forum will serve as the path-breaking platform in India, strategically designed to enhance the overall health scenario across the country. With a dedicated commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation, DHN remains at the forefront of transforming India's healthcare system, aligning closely with the Digital India and Make in India initiatives. Besides, DHN will continue its industry event series with new forums planned in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata throughout 2024.

Distinguish guests, including Feby Abraham, EVP, Chief Strategy & Innovations Officer - Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, TX; Niel Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Ameri Health Caritas in Philadelphia; Dr DivleenJeji, Indian Lead at Google Health; Dr Nandkumar Jairam, Chairman, MedicaSynergie Hospitals; Dr. Girish Kulkarni, Chairperson of Chime India; Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, CIO- Karkinos Healthcare; Kumar KV, CIO of Narayana Health; Narendra Singh, Program Manager (Adoption) For Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, National Health Authority; Ganesh Chellappa, Head of Support Services- PAM, Manageengine; Ripu Bajwa, General Manager- Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies, graced the event with their valuable presence, enriching discussions with their expert knowledge and insights.

During the conference, attendees engaged in discussions revolving around the convergence of influential trends shaping the Indian healthcare sector, including the rapid growth of the digital economy, increasing digital intensity in healthcare, and evolving consumer expectations.

Additionally, the conference was centred on the purpose of digital transformation in meeting the evolving needs of healthcare consumers. Speakers highlighted imperative strategies for hospitals and the entire healthcare system to swiftly embark on the digital transition, focusing on accessibility, personalization, and connectivity in healthcare delivery.

Vishnu Saxena, Founder and CEO of Digital Health News and ScaleHealthTech, addressed the audience at the launch of DHN Forum, stating, "Our mission is to empower healthcare organizations across India to embrace digital technologies. By doing so, we can drive a transformation that is both comprehensive and regional, ensuring that every part of the country benefits from advancements in digital health. The DHN Forum is a crucial platform that brings together leaders from various sectors to share insights, strategies, and solutions. This collaboration is vital for accelerating the adoption of digital health innovations and improving healthcare delivery nationwide."

Narendra Singh, Program Manager (Adoption) of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission at the National Health Authority (NHA), remarked, "The purpose of ABDM is to establish a national digital health ecosystem that is integrated, effective, and inclusive. Our interoperable frameworks, open protocols, and consent artefacts enable citizens, public and private healthcare providers, digital innovators, and other stakeholders to come together for equitable digitization of healthcare across the country. With over 624 million Unique Health IDs (ABHA IDs) generated, 278,342 health facilities registered, and 366,982 healthcare professionals enlisted, ABDM exemplifies India's commitment to digital healthcare."

Key outcomes and insights that emerged from the event emphasized the critical role of collaboration among industry stakeholders, technology developers, and healthcare leaders in fostering innovation. Participants with mammothindustry experience explored new ideas and technologies aimed at enhancing care delivery, improving patient outcomes, and driving operational efficiency.

Cybersecurity, a crucial element for successful digital health transformation, was one of the principal topics on which Industry experts shared their insights, highlighting crucial elements, areas for heightened vigilance, and strategies for managing risk to safeguard cybersecurity.

"Digital transformation is inevitable; it's not a matter of if, but when. Either you adapt or get left behind. The patient, now seen as a consumer, is at the heart of this digital revolution," Mr Saxena added.

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