Digital Health and Healthcare IT Conference at the 2015 BioAsia Forum

BioAsia is a global business forum in the biotechnology vertical, providing a platform for diverse stakeholders such as biotech and bio-pharma companies, research institutions, investors, service providers, policy makers, regulators and analysts to interact and explore collaborations. The participants include Genome Valley, Federation of Asian Biotech Associations and Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council, all headquartered in Hyderabad, India.

The 2015 BioAsia Digital Health and Healthcare IT conference is an international effort to bring together professionals in healthcare informatics, telemedicine, HIS, electronic health records, remote diagnostic and therapeutic tools.The one day session on February 4 2015, at HICC Hyderabad, has three sessions in all, followed by a social event for networking.

The first session’s focus is on whether India is ready for the rapid technological changes shaping healthcare globally. The speaker panel would discuss issues ranging from technology adoption, challenges and strategies to innovate in this space and future trends. Dr Rana Mehta (Executive Director, PwC India), Rajendra Pratap Gupta (Chairman – India & India Representative, Personal Connected Health Alliance, India) BVR Mohan Reddy (Founder and Executive Chairman, Cyient and Vice-Chairman of NASSCOM, India) will speak at this session.

Medical fraternity’s adoption of Healthcare IT in healthcare institutions in India is the theme of the second session, which would also touch upon suitable strategies and global best practices. The panelists include Sangita Reddy (Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals, India) Dr. Balasubramaniam (Research Director, LV Prasad Eye Institute, India), Srinivas Prasad ‎(CEO, Philips Innovation Campus, India) Dr Jitesh Bhatt (General Manager, M- Healthcare (Innovations), Vodafone India Limited)

The third session would explore analytics driven insight for improving healthcare effectiveness. The role of analytics to make data actionable, leveraging ERP and CRM tools for providers, the need for collaboration and the way ahead for analytics in healthcare. The speakers at this panel include Dr. R. Sukumar (President and Founder, Optimal Strategix Group, USA), Mark Allan (Executive Director, Max Institute of Healthcare Management) Ameera Shah (MD Promoter & CEO, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.)

Finally the session would conclude with 2 interesting invited talks by health futurists – Martin Kelly (CEO, HealthXL, Ireland) and Dr. Seemant Jauhari (CEO – Research & Innovations, Apollo Hospitals & Director – Apollo JVs, India). Head over to for more details.

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