Current Technology and Scenario on Healthcare Innovations

Dr. V K Singh gave a brief overview of the current technology and scenario on healthcare innovations and delivery. He presented his idea of understanding the 3 ‘P’s i.e. pain, (of) patient, (of) provider to deliver Healthcare at optimum cost and as well as scaling up the availability of care.

Without taking much time, he addressed all the stakeholders and also identified the knowledge gap that still exists and recommended increased research to fill them up through holistic approach along with further action to encourage innovation in healthcare.

Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta, Visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Founder, Honey Bee Network, India gave the keynote address for the session and looked at the challenges in the areas of health. He acknowledged that, in recent times, there had been a growing awareness of health but said that more still needed to be done to allow further implementation of the necessary action. He then explained how, sharing and caring would result in good health, a significant integrated share and care approach should be adopted, thanks to the platform provided by InnoHEALTH 2018. This had enabled various stakeholders to come together. Questioned the gathering by asking them we (docs) only meet sick people, then how can we know what health is? He came up with an idea of conducting an event in which grandmothers who never visited the hospital. He was surprised by witnessing the number of grandmothers who did not visit hospitals in their lifetime. He observed that most people who live up to the age of 100 are women and unlikely to be the man. Spoke of how a healthy environment should be and considered Health as an ecosystem of both sick and healthy people.

He researched on the soil whether it had any impact on the health of a person since the cycle goes like

soil -> plant -> animal -> milk -> human

He also emphasized that there are many ways to make affordable healthcare which should be adopted in small scale at least if not on large scale. For example, a student uses iron fish in his curry which gives him 126g of iron. Surveyed and found 5 healthy states, the common thing in them was that the mothers were breastfeeding the child for 3 to 4 years and the vegetables consumed (edible wheat). Insisted on adopting alternatives for supplementation of health.

Insisted on adopting alternatives for supplementation of health Ayurveda complementaries in healthcare which should be dropped in. We are having 10,000 to 15,000 patients every day we have enough data too. Why aren’t we using the data? There was a need to raise awareness of the benefits of more data analytics in the healthcare sector. emphasized to Improve data analytics. Another area where development is required is in supply Chain – the challenge of innovation in healthcare, how do we connect the innovator and the user? On one side we have solutions and innovations but the scaling up foundations are less in numbers on the other side which creates the gap. Study of healthy people should be done. “Innovation comes with originality” – Prof. Gupta, He wanted the medical education system should be devised which will be helpful to all. Talked about the great scope of InnoHEALTH in this context as a platform for change. Ended the speech by throwing a question to all present there.“Innovations are coming up frequently but how to make it available to the world at large.

His excellency Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India, who was the Guest of honor, shared the healthcare experiences of Sweden. The healthcare delivery was very important in their election campaign. He expressed the concern of time taking cures for which they are looking forward to solutions. Mentioned the importance of prevention as the secret of healthcare lies in focus on prevention. The duo of government academia and the private sector should be encouraged for results in healthcare. Sweden has a separate council regulating the innovations named as National innovation council. The action plan in innovations -MOU was signed between Sweden and India. Showcased the country ranking among EU in global competitiveness and innovation.

Srijan Pal Singh CEO and Co-founder, APJ Abdul Kalam Centre – Special invitee, started with a short video about late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam to commemorate him and his work, showing his inspiring moonshots and contributions in the healthcare sector. Srijan explained that Dr. Kalam had been a strong person with a vision and a great motivator and original driving force behind the Dr. Abdul Kalam center. Shared a memorable incident encountered by him with late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Kentucky, where Dr. Kalam was asked a question by a young student – “you have been in many positions like president, missile man, nuclear power, and many more as the list bigs.

Which of these gave you happiness or bliss of the above positions?

Dr. Kalam opted a hidden option that is option E.

In 1980, Mission AGNI was a tough task to achieve as the nose cone of the missile was a big challenge to design as there was a lot of heat as well as the pressure acting on it. They couldn’t use titanium also since the missile had to be very light in weight, then found a carbon-carbon composite which solved the purpose. One day his friend called from Hyderabad pleading his help for the children who were physically challenged and asked for a solution for their prosthetics. Kalam suggested why not make them a carbon-carbon composite prosthetics, which made the children very happy as the prosthetics were very light and they could now easily walk, run and didn’t feel the weight. The happiness in their faces made kalam sir happy. That gave him happiness by seeing the kids happy.

The message he wanted to is human compassion is strength and no joy can replace that.

He then suggested, Art + music + soft skills + medicine + healthcare should be taken into the mainframe, a holistic approach should be adopted in healthcare. He Started a non-profit organization named after the missile man to try achieving the vision which Dr. Kalam dreamt of.

Came up with a unique idea of collecting engineering solutions for the upcoming challenges. Illustrated how poor and remote area people aren’t getting proper drinking water by which around 3000 people die every year. Mission to get all the citizens free and clean drinking water have been started and the PIL will be filed on Oct 15th, 2018.

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