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The Uninhibited Journey: Healthcare Regulations in India

Regulations have a huge implication in an already complex scheme of healthcare. Almost every aspect of the field is overseen by one regulatory body or another, and sometimes by several. The pervasive nature of health care regulation stems from the fundamental concerns that are at stake.Underlying the urge to regulate is the concern to protect health, but where do we draw the line between protection and policing? The National Health Policy 2017 advocates a positive and proactive engagement with the private sector, focussing on strategic purchase, for critical gap filling towards achieving national goals.
The latest in the scene, is the scheme of Ayushman Bharat that claims to positively impact the current healthcare ecosystem in the country by focussing on low-cost, good-quality drugs and centralised procurement. Under this scheme, states where the government-owned insurance companies match the bids of private insurers, the business will be divided 50:50 between such firms. What is the actual message behind these numbers? What will be the impact on the healthcare insurance sector? What will be the future of the hospitals and the other healthcare institutions, if the regulations are well implemented? Are all the points in the legislation necessary and justifiable? Will the public-private debate continue? Are we joining hands for a better, or a catastrophic tomorrow?
Join us for an intriguing discussion by a panel of acclaimed experts who will examine the different issues at length.

Safeguarding the journey: Food safety, Mental Health and Epidemic Management

Since age-old times, food safety crisis and epidemics are taking a toll on human body and as recognized in the recent years, also on mind. The absolute and relative magnitude of these issues may have changed, but they still remain major public health concerns. With the country facing the challenge of double burden of disease, Food safety today in India needs to be explored not only from the food-borne epidemics and malnutrition point of view, but also from the paradigm of nutrition related non-communicable diseases.
Mental health has been receiving a lot of much needed attention lately, yet mental health issues still remain a stigma, a taboo and mentally ill patients are still ostracized. Safeguarding mental health of the population as well as safeguarding their rights and access to treatment, both are the areas of priority for the Indian health sector today.
Over the last decade, the Indian government has strengthened the surveillance and response system for early detection of disease outbreaks. The recent outbreak of Nipah virushappened within a system which was well equipped, and well prepared. Ebola outbreaks continue to be the source of constant worry globally. Syndemic clustering of previous epidemics are posing a renewed, transformed challenge to public health. Epidemic managemententails coordinated and collaborative response by all stakeholders. But with the threat of pandemics, is the entire country prepared for calamities of such sort? What have we learnt so far? Can lessons learnt in managing epidemics be applied to syndemics, or is a completely different approach required?
Join us for an insightful session on these pertinent topics by dynamic speakers from the industry.

A guiding light or a misleading path? The quest for truth behind medical reporting

In order to engage with patients, the media is no longer an option for healthcare providers but a necessity that must be a part of the overarching digital marketing strategy. It opens up many opportunities for health systems and allows organizations to build connections, share discoveries, and develop credibility as thought leaders. While other industries care about the number of likes and followers they obtain, healthcare focuses on the impact created. Patients are using social media to research and make decisions, especially in regards to healthcare. In this age of fake news, it is also becoming difficult to distinguish between false alarms and genuine health scares. Fake news not only act as a hindrance for the provision of quality care but also demotivates the capabilities of a healthcare provider. How can we differentiate between fake news and genuine health news? What role does media has to play with respect to health? Is health reporting really responsible? Can we use social media as a platform for an impactful health communication?
Attend the session for an insightful discussion about the relevance of these new emerging paradigms.

The road less travelled: A Dialogue on Women’s Leadership in Health & Healthcare

Health sector, like many other sectors, is gendered. There is gross under-representation for women in leadership positions across the horizon of health. While the future for women in healthcare leadership looks bright, many women are currently struggling to reach the executive office, facing glass ceilings, competing with the priorities, and lack of access to support and guidance. The session would majorly focus on identifying the unique leadership challenges and opportunities facing women in health and healthcare today, learning how successful women negotiate for what they need to be effective leaders, raising the visibility of women as senior leaders and creating a lasting network of women leaders who are effecting change across the public health and health care landscape.
Get answers to many pertaining questions of this aspect from the women leaders themselves!

Towards the path of ‘Operationalizing Strategy’ in Hospitals: Gaining Insights from Experts

Taking the right path to organizational excellence requires the hospital administrators to link processes to organization strategy. Without this alignment, it’s likely that one will struggle with engagement, lack focus and won’t reach to the full potential. Executives are constantly looking to successfully execute on large-scale change initiatives and learn how to identify the root causes behind process inefficiency, including issues of strategy and operating models. Management teams are working constantly to identify key operational processes including those that create value, growth or innovation as well as those that consume the most resources, time and assets.
Join us to listen to the best in the healthcare sector speak about their journeys and their best practice approaches.

Reinventing the Journey: Revolutionary Models in Healthcare

One of the most important, and highly debated, discussions of the contemporary times is the concern about the quality of healthcare available to patients. In addition, undeniably, a driving force behind the quality healthcare is the adoption of revolutionary approaches that bring health closer to the recipients. Its impact increases provider capabilities and patient access while improving the quality of life for some patients and saving the lives of others. Thepursuit of excellence through innovation and entrepreneurship have led to the creation of a few path breaking business models in healthcare. Besides weaving in the long-term sustainability thread, these models have tried to build a shared vision between the stakeholders that can be translated through their success. The focus now is set on as to how we have progressed from using various approaches to improve patient care and the healthcare industry, to influencing our society as a whole.
Join us as we tread on an all new path of influential ideas that have been the game changers in the healthcare domain. Some of the successful models that have created ripples in the pool of healthcare. The models that we can learn from!

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