Interview

“India can leapfrog into the next stage of healthcare technology revolution”

Dr Satyanarayan Hegde, Medical Director, University of Chicago Medicine, Pediatric Subspecialty

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi invited Dr Satyanarayan Hegde a pediatric pulmonologist for an interactive session on building bridges from ‘Bench to Bedside and Bedside to Bench in Healthcare Delivery’. He spoke to M Neelam Kachhap during his India visit and later about innovations that will solve healthcare problems of the future.

An avid researcher and educator, a lifelong learner and a father Dr Hegde strongly believes in evidence based, cost effective, culturally sensitive and patient centered care.  He currently works for the University of Chicago Medicine and its affiliated hospitals. Dr Hegde overseas pediatric subspeciality operations of University of Chicago Medicine, in his role as Medical Director. A known advocate of “thinking outside the box”, Dr Hegde co-invented patent pending internal airway percussion device that will be useful for clearing mucus plugs in the lungs. He is also the co-founder of healthcare technology start-up Virtual Medical Assistant (VMA) Inc. Upon experiencing collective frustration of electronic health records, Dr Hegde chose to solve the problem of making HER user friendly and truly meaningful by founding the technology company VMA Inc., which is ready to release version 1.0 in early 2018. He shares his thoughts on solving some of …

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