Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Pradanya-2012 -- A well organised event

The theme for the 17th annual National Conference was Healthcare Market 2020

Institute of Health Management Research (IHMR), Jaipur conducted its annual signature conference, Pradanya-2012 on December 21-22, 2012. In line with the current healthcare scenario, the theme for the 17th National Conference revolved around ‘Health Care Market by 2020’. The conference was preceded by two pre-conference workshops on ‘Performance Excellence’ and ‘Project Management’ which were conducted by Dr Suresh Lulla, Director Qimpro Consulting and Healthcare Planning and Dr Vivek Desai, Hosmac India, on December 20, 2012. Pradanya-2012 was attended by more than 300 delegates from all over the country. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr Ajay Bakshi, CE0, Max Healthcare. The theme of the conference was introduced by Dr SD Gupta, Corporate Director, IHMR, engulfing the pertinent segments of the healthcare market. In his address, Dr Bakshi said that investment in healthcare in the present scenario is nearing $70 billion and it is going to increase up to $350 million by year 2020, leading to a substantial rise in the demand for healthcare professionals and managers. Dr Bakshi also opined that what a manager cannot measure he cannot manage. The event also comprised technical sessions on Healthcare Market 2020, Entrepreneurship in Healthcare, Quality and Patient Safety, Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing and Web Applications, Managing Workforce Governance and Challenges of Millennium Development Goals.
Pradanya-2012 also consisted of speeches from highly-qualified and veteran speakers from various segments of the industry. Eminent speakers who delivered lectures at the conference included Dr Ram Narain, Executive Director, Kokilaben Hospital; Dr T Sundararaman, Executive Director, NHSRC; Dr Babu Khan, CEO, Healthcare Sector Skill Council; Dr Suneeta Sharma, Country Director, Futures Group and Dr Siddharth Agarwal, Executive Director, UHRC. Yatin Patil, Head IT Advisor, KPMG; Dr Parag Rindani, CEO, Wockhardt Hospitals; Dr. Barun Kanjilal, Professor, IIHMR, Jaipur.

Other speakers represented companies like Philips Health Care; EquNev Capital Bangalore; Octavo Solutions; Wockhardt Hospitals; Medica Synergie, Kolkata; Rajshree Hospitals, Indore; ehealth Enablers, Bangalore and Truworth InfoTech, Bangalore
The future realities of healthcare market and addressing the challenges of making the market work for the poor were reiterated. Speakers advocated joining six sigma and the theory of lean management to obtain a new concept on lean six sigma for improving quality. Different perspectives on the revenue cycle and what a hospital should do to save losses by improving the processes and design were elaborated. Emphasis was also laid on various types of clouds; considerations for using cloud and the health applications of cloud computing. Moreover, the dearth of human resources and adequate infrastructure hindering the attainment of Millennium Development Goals to which India is a signatory was deliberated to be quintessential.
Pradanya 2012 also had the entire landscape of IHMR, Jaipur canvassed with over 30 poster presentations. Six papers, selected from 50 abstracts received from all over the country, were also read during the event.
The valedictory session had an inspiring speech by Prateem Tamboli, CEO, Fortis-Escorts, Jaipur. Thus Pradanya 2012, ended on a high note, with a promise to elevate this platform of knowledge sharing with newer vistas and more dimensions.