Health 2.0 and ISB co-hosted the 4th edition of Health 2.0 India Conference on November 10, 2017, at ISB Hyderabad campus. The event brought together students, healthcare professionals and dignitaries to discuss best practices and challenges faced by the healthcare industry in India. The day-long conference saw varied presentations and ideas discussing areas that required focus and the future of healthcare. The sessions were stimulating and held the interest of the audience culminating into thought provoking discussions.
ISB’s Max Institute of Healthcare Management has been working through the integrated elements of research, education, and outreach in providing insights that can change and shape healthcare systems in India and globally. In addition, Health 2.0 is working with ISB’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in setting up a Healthcare Accelerator that can foster and grow healthcare enterprises in the region. TIE, Hyderabad, Indian Angel Network and AMTZ were a few of the partners for the event.
Rajendra Srivastava, Dean of the Indian School of Business, welcomed the delegates and speakers and set the tone for the day. He highlighted the journey of the institution and ISB’s Max Institute of Healthcare Management through the years and their commitment towards capacity building and enhancing strategic management in healthcare organisations. Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman of Health 2.0 Conferences, kicked off the 4th annual Health 2.0 India Conference with an interesting presentation on the future of healthcare delivery. The Highlight of his presentation was the trends and factors that will drive decentralised healthcare in future.
Following this, Prof Sarang Deo moderated an interesting conversation with Shashank ND, Founder, CEO, Practo who spoke about his entrepreneurial journey and also talked about the next big thing in Indian Healthcare. He said that Internet of Things would drive the next wave in healthcare.
The next -panel discussion topic was adopting new technologies through piloting, how hospitals measure success in pilots. The panellists from leading hospitals across India discussed provider’s perspective on the key factors that go into adopting new technologies in a hospital setting and how those hospitals measure pilot success. The panel was moderated by Associate Professor Deepa Mani from ISB. During the discussion Rohit MA co-founder and MD Cloudnine hospitals, Bangalore announced the launch of incubator for healthcare start-ups at his hospital. This was followed by a presentation and demo by
Ariel Beery, CEO, MobileODT and Malika Samuel, Expert Gynecologist & Primary Investigator, Apollo Hospital. They spoke about a successful innovation pilot by Apollo hospitals on expanding and improving early detection of cervical cancer.
The next panel was moderated by Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, Director, Clinical Innovations, and Partnerships at Innaccel. Affordable point of care technologies are an integral part of an effective healthcare system, but continue to be a critical unmet need for billions of rural consumers in emerging markets like India. The esteemed panel comprised of dignitaries like Guruprasad Seetharamaiah, Director, Medical Screening Solutions, Bosch Healthcare and Sivan Menon, CTO, GE Healthcare among others. They discussed the role and impact of point-of-care technologies which is set to be transformational over the next 10 years. Dr Chaturvedi kept the audience on their toes with live feedback and whatsapp interaction. The session concluded with presentation and demos by Meddiff Technologies and Sohum Innovation Lab.
Post lunch session talked about Investment Trends in India’s Health Tech. The panel saw eminent personalities like Arun Venkatesan, Practice Lead – Health/ Chief Technology Officer, Villgro; Ramesh Byrapaneni, Managing Director, Endiya Partners; Radha Kizhanattam, Principal, Unitus Seed Fund, Pratik Poddar, Vice President, Nexus Venture Partners among others. The pannelist discussed the dos and don’ts of pitching a business idea and funding options available for start-ups. After this discussion Madhubala Radhakrishnan, Founder, MCURA talked about her successful mHealth story.
Controlling costs and achieving profitability is always a challenge for hospitals and hospital systems. The next panel explored the role of innovative technology solutions and address the challenges faced during the procurement, design, delivery and operation in healthcare facilities. Dinesh Seemakurty, Co-Founder & CEO, Stasis Labs and Shrutika Girdhar, Co-founder & CTO, Bodhi Health Education Pvt Ltd presented a demonstration of their technology for the audience.
The last session for day talked about global opportunities in India in the light of global organizations such as accelerator programs, grant funding platforms, and PE & VC firms that are focusing on Indian Healthcare sector.Pannelist included Akanksha Kapoor, Startup India; Mukundhan Srinivasan, Inception Program Manager, nVIDIA; Dhananjay Vaidyanathan Rohini, India Lead, Surgo Foundation and Sateesh Andra, Managing Director, Endiya Partners among others. This session was moderated by Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman, Health 2.0.
The day ended up with a Special Comedy Show by Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, an innovator and a renowned stand-up comedian.