An MoU was exchanged between Healthcare Skill Council and CII and a Report on ‘Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare’ was released during the conclave
Healthcare Conclave 2017, organised by CII for western region was recently held in Mumbai. The theme of the conclave was ‘National Health Policy – A New Era in Healthcare’. The conference aimed to decode the National Health Policy 2017, presenting key features of the policy and highlight emerging imperatives for different stakeholders in the times to come. The day kick started with a welcome address by Rishi Bagla, Chairman, CII Maharashtra State Council & Director, OMR Bagla Automative Systems India followed by Joy Chakraborty, Chairman, CII WR Healthcare Conclave 2017 & Chairman, CII WR Core Group on Healthcare sharing the vision and mission of the summit. Dr Deepak Sawant, Minister, Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra gave the Chief Guest address. During his address Dr Sawant went on to explain the purpose of the National health Policy and informed about the upcoming initiatives in this regard.
An MoU was exchanged between Healthcare Skill Council and CII and a Report on ‘Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare’ was released during the conclave. Amit Mookim, MD, South Asia, QuintilesIMS gave an overview of the report. The inaugural session saw a special address by Colin Wells, British Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission who deliberated the UK perspective. The keynote address was given by Kewal Handa, Former MD, Pfizer India & Non-Executive Chairman, Union Bank of India, wherein he expounded on how public and private sector should demarcate their role, with government focussing on being the provider leaving the delivery to the private sector. Dr Vivek Desai, Member, CII WR Core Group on Healthcare gave the concluding remarks for the session, that along with quantity, there should be a significant increase in quality of healthcare provided, and highlighted the increase in volumes will subsequently bring down the cost of healthcare.
The day constituted of some interesting panel discussions. The first discussion revolved around public private partnership (PPP). The panel comprised Pradeep Vyas, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra; Parijat Ghosh, Partner, Bain & Company India; Dr Ashok R Mehta, MD, Brahma Kumaris Global Hospital managing BSES MG Hospital; Dr PN Bhujung, President, Association of Hospitals, Mumbai and MD, HN Reliance Hospital; Pranay Kumar, Business Head- PMC & Cost Management, Mott Macdonald; Raju Venkataraman, MD and COO, Medall; Vivek Kamath, COO and MD, Dr Samita Sharma, President AMC, Mumbai. The panelists focussed on the role PPPs will play in eradicating NCDs yet how they are failing to ramp up to the scale they are needed. They also talked about how to create concrete actions that are required to conceptualise, curate and make operational meaningful and scalable PPP projects so they impact as envisaged under NHP 2017.
The next panel discussion was on Digital Healthcare and the keynote address was given by Manzoor Ameen, CEO, Tata Digital health.The eminent panel comprised Charu Sehgal, Partner – Leader – Strategy & Operations Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India; Dr Santosh Shetty, Executive Director, COO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital; Dr Ramakanth Deshpande, Executive Chairman, Asian Institute of Oncology; Milan Rao, President and CEO, GE; Kailash Yagnik, Vice President- Strategy, Marketing, Sales Operations, Siemens Healthcare; Shashank ND, Founder and CEO, Practo; Dr Sandeep Arora, MD, Terumo; Parth Dey, Healthcare Leader and SME, IBM India/ South Asia; Dr Rajendra Patankar, COO, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital; Dr Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder and MD, Diabetacare, Ahimanikya Satpathy, Founder, DocEngage; Dr Subhashish Sircar, Founder and CEO, Health Vectors. They discussed about how technology is all pervasive and the ways healthcare can leverage technology to bridge the gap. The session deliberated on the various challenges and devised action plan for all stakeholders.
The panel discussions were followed by a special session by Sudhir S Mungantiwar, Minister, Department of Finance, Planning & Forest, Government of Maharashtra and was chaired by Chakraborty. The session on ‘Ease of doing business in Maharashtra’ gave insights on the need for collaborations from various sectors to build a better healthcare ecosystem.
A panel discussion on Insurance – Last Mile was next in line. The keynote for the discussion was delivered by Dr Boshoff Steenekamp, National healthcare strategic forums in SA, MMI. The panel consisted of Rana Mehta, Partner, PwC; Satish Pawar, Director Health Services, Government of Maharashtra; Dr Suhas Gangurde, CEO, Godrej Memorial Hospital; Mayank Bathwal, CEO, Aditya Birla Health Insurance; Dr A Velumani, Chairman,Thyrocare; Dr A Raghuvanshi, Group CEO, Narayana Health; Vidya Hariharan, CEO- Digital Health, Vidal healthcare Services; Dr Sameer Paltewar, Senior Neurological Surgeon and CMD, Meditrinia Institute; Rishi Raj, Director- Strategy and Corporate Development, Max India. The panel threw light on opportunities lying in the sector and how different stakeholders can come together to improve adoption of insurance. They also indentified how digitisation can help in this process.
Post the panel on insurance, the next panel discussion was regarding Primary Healthcare and Wellness which was chaired by Dr Rajeev Boudhankar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital. The panel for this session comprised Rahul Guha, Partner & MD, The Boston Consulting Group; Rekha Dube, CEO, Aditya Birla; Sanjay Deshmukh, Secretary, Department of Medical Education, Government of Maharashtra; Vishwanath Swarup, Commercial Director (Sales & Marketing); Hospitals Business, Abbott; Gautam Sen, Chairman, HealthSpring; Dr Nilesh Shah, Chairman and MD, NM Medical; Manasije Mishra, MD, IHO; Dr Kamal Cheema, Director, AAA Healthacre; Ashish Jain, CEO, Healthcare Sector Skill Council; Shreyas Gandhi, Director, Yolo Health. The session aimed to discuss about the need to change the primary care and identified opportunies for primary care in context of the goals of NHP 2017. The panelists further discussed how government should focus on primary healthcare and seek support from the private sector.
The last panel discussion focussed on Imperatives for Hospitals in Changing Operating Context. The discussion revolved around the imperatives like affordability, innovation, creating consumer-centric model and increasing transparency. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Vivek Desai, MD, HOSMAC and the panel had experts Sumit Goel, Partner- Healthcare (Strategy and Operations), KPMG; Gautam Khanna, CEO, PD Hinduja Hospital, Dr Manoj Gandhi, Secretary, BNHA, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM; Anupan Verma, President, Wockhardt Hospitals; Dr R Parasar, CEO, Bombay Hospitals, Indore; Dr Sajjan Nair, CEO, Zydus; Dr Vijay Agarwal, Secratary General, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare.
The conclave concluded with a valedictory session and prominent speakers — Ninad Karpe, Chairman, CII Western Region and Director, Aptech; Annaswami Vaidheesh, CEO and MD, GSK; Vishwanath P Mahadeshwar, Mayor, Mumbai; Girish D Mahajan, Minister- Medical Education, Water Resources and Command Area Development, Government of Maharashtra; Dr Sangeeta Pikale, Director- Pikale Hospital, Member- State Supervisory, PCPNDT Committee, Member, CII WR Core Group on Healthcare and Joy Chakraborty.