Apollo Hospitals organises symposium on ‘Remote Critical Care’

Global healthcare experts from the UK, the US and New Zealand leaders join the symposium in an endeavour to enhance critical care via remote technology

The Apollo Hospitals Group recently held a virtual global Remote Critical Care Symposium led by the Apollo Centre of Excellence in Critical Care (ACECC). Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) UK and the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand partnered with ACECC in organising and running the symposium. The conference was aimed at sharing and developing international best practices in remote critical care.

The international forum focused on the effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence in providing solutions to enhance patient care. It also discussed the various facets of remote critical care, using various forms of digital connectivity which offers an actual opportunity to save
lives and make a difference. The convention opened with a welcome address from the Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, Dr Pratap C Reddy, and senior critical care consultants from Apollo Hospitals Dr Sai Haranath and Dr Ramakrishnan Nagarajan shared the current status and developments in the Indian context respectively.

Organiser and panellists of the symposium Prof Ravi P Mahajan, Director of Critical Care Integration & Transformation, Apollo Hospitals, discussed the India gap analysis with the forum.

Several international leaders in the field of critical care like Dr Danny Bryden, Vice Dean FICM, UK, Dr Rob Bevan, Vice President, College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand, Dr Sanjay Subramanyam, Associate Professor, Washington University, St Louis, USA participated in the convention and highlighted the urgent need for consensus and development on crucial aspects like international standards, quality assurance, patient safety, regulatory provisions, academic research, development and digital innovation.

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