Chennai, September 08, 2023: Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), India’s foremost advocate for patient safety, and Dozee, India’s first AI-based contactless remote patient monitoring (RPM) and early warning system (EWS), brought esteemed healthcare CXOs from leading healthcare institutions in Tamil Nadu for a symposium on ‘Disruptive Innovations Impacting Healthcare Delivery: Opportunities and Challenges’.
According to a 2020 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the density of physicians is 0.7 per 1000 population, compared to WHO stated norms of at least 1 per 1000 population, and much less compared to Europe, where it averages around 4 per 1000 population and in the USA, 2.6 per 1000 population. The issue is more pronounced in India, where the ratio of physicians and especially specialists is abysmally low, resulting in poor healthcare accessibility. These key figures underscore the pressing need of human and technology synergy to chart a path to a healthcare future that is both innovative and patient centric, ensuring accessible, affordable and equitable healthcare for all.
During the conference, participants engaged in discussions spanning several key areas, including technology innovation to ensure a seamless insurance experience for stress-free hospitalization, real-world experiences of implementing AI-based technology at Vijaya Hospital, and AI-based early detection of eye diseases at scale. Among the critical topics explored was the transformative potential of AI and cloud technology in healthcare.
In her address, Mrs. B. Bharathi Reddy, Managing Trustee & CEO, Vijaya Medical & Educational Trust, said, “The transformative power of AI is evident in its ability to enhance patient outcomes, ranging from contactless remote patient monitoring to advancements in medical imaging, ensuring safety, accelerating drug discovery, and revolutionizing telemedicine. AI is poised to revolutionize the very essence of healthcare delivery, not only optimizing its efficiency but also rendering it more accessible and affordable to a wider demographic. AI serves as an indispensable ally in elevating the caliber of care we offer, ultimately translating into improved lives and well-being for our valued patients.”
Dr. Lallu Joseph, Secretary General of CAHO, said “The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into the healthcare industry marks the dawn of a transformative era, one that is fundamentally redefining the very essence of how we diagnose and treat diseases. Our mission is to guide this transformation responsibly, ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and care.”
The conference also hosted an open house session, allowing speakers to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities lying in the path of implementing AI-based innovations. This platform provided indigenous solution providers with the opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge innovations and elucidate their potential.
Mr. Adel J, Chairman, State Chapter – Tamil Nadu, CAHO, added “In our journey towards a healthcare landscape that seamlessly integrates innovation, collaboration becomes the linchpin. By bringing together the collective wisdom of healthcare leaders and the transformative potential of AI, we are poised to revolutionize patient care. It’s a collaborative effort that transcends boundaries and has the power to redefine healthcare delivery in the most patient-centric and efficient way”
Elaborating further on increasing implementation of AI in healthcare, Mr. Nitin Thakur, VP – Sales and Marketing, Dozee said “India has a long history of being pioneers of innovation, from the groundbreaking Chandrayaan mission to the revolutionary Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system, India has demonstrated its prowess in embracing disruptive technological innovations. At Dozee, we are steadfastly dedicated to driving India to the forefront of global healthcare innovation. Our mission goes beyond limits, and we aspire to be a catalyst for transformative change that not only elevates the quality of healthcare but also solidifies India’s position as a beacon of innovation in the global healthcare landscape.”
The meet attracted 60+ CXOs and top executives from leading healthcare institutions from across India. The speakers highlighted the growing challenges in the current healthcare landscape and how Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Early Warning Systems (EWS) can help CXOs enhance patient safety and drive higher efficiency to achieve healthcare equity.
CAHO is a non-profit organization representing healthcare institutions, diagnostic centres, and quality professionals, all united by a common goal: enhancing patient safety through heightened awareness and capacity building among all stakeholders of the healthcare delivery system.
We firmly believe that accreditation marks the inception of a journey toward quality improvement. Our overarching mission is to methodically instill and disseminate the concept of quality in healthcare at its grassroots, fostering a culture of safety within healthcare organizations. We collaborate with academic institutions and industry to collectively advance the shared objectives of advocating for quality, patient safety, and accreditation. We serve as the driving force behind the ongoing pursuit of continuous quality enhancement with an aim to make healthcare delivery safer.