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Jupiter Hospital organises conclave to advance patient safety insights

The conclave was attended by over 150 professionals from top hospitals, premier management institutes, pharma and med-tech companies

Jupiter Hospital recently organised the second edition of its Patient Safety Conclave 2024 in Thane to deliberate on critical aspects of the subject. 

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The conclave, attended by over 150 professionals from top hospitals, premier management institutes, pharma and med-tech companies, diagnostic facilities, as well as government bodies deliberated on leadership lessons, digital health, essentials in critical care, communication and safety in surgical operations, cross-industry learnings and innovative use of technology like Nurse Alexa among others. 

Speaking at the inauguration of the conclave, Dr Amit Saraf, Director, Internal Medicine and Head, Patient Safety & Quality, Jupiter Hospital, said over the years technological advancement has helped healthcare professionals provide safe, secure and precise services. “This has also enhanced the overall patient safety in the healthcare sector. However, despite the progress, there is a lot to be learnt and done to make patient safety nearly, if not completely, foolproof,” said Dr Saraf. He said the motive behind the conclave was to ensure an interdisciplinary discussion to further strengthen patient safety practices in the country. 

Healthcare industry stalwarts explored the evolving landscape and future trajectory of healthcare in India. Insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we aim for a healthier nation were shared.  

The conclave saw experts discussing the challenges of the digitisation of health, the need for a robust digital infrastructure and the importance and impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare delivery. 

Another interesting conversation titled Gurus of IIM Ahmedabad: Masterclass was about how healthcare companies and professionals could implement management, communication and design principles to deliver world-class services and complement safety in hospitals. 

Dr Shilpa Tatake, Group COO, Jupiter Hospitals, said patient safety can be further improved through better training and education of healthcare professionals, clear communication and leveraging technology. “We can not only learn from our colleagues and fellow healthcare professionals but also look at cross-industry/sectoral collaborations and inspirations to improve the way we offer healthcare to patients,” said Dr Tatake. 

Panel discussions on Essentials of Critical Care and Surgical Opera – shed light on the safety aspects of critical care and highlighted the cost implications of the same. It also discussed the unexplored area of E-ICU and how to enhance safety in operation theatres through better communication and improved approaches. 

A discussion of technology as a medical assistant for healthcare professionals saw an interesting debate on the crucial role it can play in areas like nursing and the potential of the innovative AI-powered virtual nurse, Nurse Alexa. 

At the conclusion, the conclave stressed the need for a unified approach to patient safety that incentivised transparency and promoted decisions and regulations based on actual and verifiable data. It also called for better allocation of time and resources through training and technological upgrades to improve patient safety.

The conclave provided a platform for healthcare professionals to engage with thought leaders, exchange ideas, and empower each other with knowledge. The collaborative spirit was evident in the diverse discussions and panel sessions.

 

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