IIHMR organizes its annual healthcare conference ‘Adwitya-2017’
Institute Health Management and Research, Bangalore (IIHMR) organised its annual healthcare conference – Adwitya 2017 with the theme: ‘Adapt and excel in healthcare delivery’ on campus today to address the challenges in the healthcare industry.
This flagship event of IIHMR threw light on the need to improve the overall healthcare delivery system in primary, secondary and tertiary care. Healthcare management is of supreme importance for running a hospital and ensuring a fault-free functioning. The healthcare sector is rife with inefficiencies, erratic quality, unequal access, and sky-high costs, complex problems which call for innovative solutions. India’s hospitals are in need of skilled healthcare managers, IIHMR, an institute that trains students in healthcare management and trains them to deal with sensible situations to control public outrage.
Dr Usha Manjunath, Director, IIHMR Bangalore, said, ‘Change is the only constant and the pace of change in healthcare is very rapid; be it in technology, management or the speciality front, we see a lot of challenges in both private and public where there is public outrage. IIHMR as a premier healthcare institute is taking effort to train the students to manage such situations through industry based learning.’
Commenting on the concerns of the industry Mr Mehdi Kalim, GM- Motherhood Hospitals said, “The healthcare industry is based on knowledge and information. Striking a balance between these two is a crucial task for a healthcare manager. Healthcare as a career serves humanity and one can only dedicate oneself to it with passion as it is more than corporate KRA rating. Furthermore, now customer delight is taking prime spot than customer satisfaction. Thus the need to adapt and excel in industry is more than ever now. As healthcare managers we need to change the perception of people and bring transparency in the system.
Dr. S.D. Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University said,” In the current era, chronic diseases are more prevalent which in turn affected the service models. So, the need to change the way to approach for the services has to be upgraded as well. The progress in life expectancy over the years shows the growth of healthcare sector. However in an age where new catastrophic diseases emerging, even the subsequent expenditure is rising and the role of healthcare manager is also increasing day by day.
Eminent people from the healthcare industry Dr Prashant Tejwani- HOD, Sparsh Hospital,Dr Praksh K H – Deputy Project Director , KHPT, Mr Srinivasan VP- EHR & EMR NH to name a few shared their views on the challenges and way forward in the healthcare sector.