We are buoyant to announce that the 21 st Annual Conference on ‘SMART Healthcare for India’ is going to be held on 29 th and 30 th September, 2016 at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. The conference is being held in the IIHMR University, Jaipur with an aim to share ideas and innovations in Health, Hospital, Rural and Pharmaceutical Industry with special emphasis on sustainability in Healthcare market, resource utilization and scarcity in Healthcare system, management and new technological innovations evolving in healthcare along with developing insights into the techniques, opportunities, novel strategies and analytical methods being implemented for dealing with different challenges sprouting in the healthcare system.
IIHMR University, Jaipur, is organizing its Annual conference on “SMART Healthcare for India” which will provide a platform for deliberation and discussion on these important issues. Our aim is to bring together leading healthcare and hospital administrators, medical practitioners, healthcare researchers, care-providers, healthcare/hospital/pharmaceutical management/rural management students and policy makers to share cutting-edge research experiences, convey new ideas, debate issues and address latest developments in the domain of healthcare management. In accordance with the theme of the conference, following topics will be discussed by eminent speakers from the academia and industry:
- Global Perspective on SDGs: In September 2015 Heads of State and Government agreed to set the world on a path towards sustainable development through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, which set out quantitative objectives across the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development all to be achieved by 2030. The goals provide a framework for shared action “for people, planet and prosperity,” to be implemented by “all countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership.” Around 169 targets accompany the 17 goals and set out quantitative and qualitative objectives for the next 15 years. These targets are “global in nature and universally applicable, taking into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities.” Keeping in view the above agenda, our eminent speakers will throw light on the global perspective of SDGs.
- Sustainable Healthcare, SDGs: A sustainable healthcare is a widely-discussed and crucial issue for developing countries. Sustainable healthcare ranges from primary healthcare to super specialty care, thereby engendering comprehensive health. India is seeing a significant improvement in public healthcare, but has to address a multitude of problems. Governments and other stakeholders should come together to develop a framework which is feasible and attainable within available resources.
- Managing Healthcare: Well managed health care setups have a profound effect on the quality of care. As competition intensifies, patient experience, service quality, and efficient resource management provides the evidentiary basis for measuring patient, clinician, and organizational outcomes. With emphasis on “quality outcomes,” it is becoming increasingly critical for health care organizations to develop and implement a sound management strategy for providing result oriented effective care. The future success of the organization will largely depend on judiciously managing the healthcare institutions while delivering consistently effective and efficient care.
- Accessibility and Accountability in Healthcare: Access to healthcare is fundamental in the performance of health care systems around the world. However, access to health care remains a complex notion as exemplified by the varying interpretations of the different agencies. A conceptual framework and accountable, health care system is the need of the hour to meet the national and organizational level healthcare goals, with data for decision making being the key strategy.
- Resources in Healthcare: Rising cost of healthcare is a challenge world over. Delivery of good quality affordable healthcare remains an enormous challenge to the health system. Although, there have been many improvements and innovations in the healthcare delivery system, the effective management of resources, lack of funding and dismal scenario of health insurance remains an unsolved issue. There is a need to harmonize the different stakeholders involved in this process to address these challenges.
- Technological Advancements in Healthcare: The technology shift has cast itself over the field of healthcare, bringing with it a digital transformation in the way doctors and patients interact. Due to the increasing convergence of technology and healthcare, there is a huge opportunity for providers to improve the patient experience and operate more efficiently due to augmented association and information sharing among providers.