Bangalore, April 09, 2019: Digital Healthcare Conclave 2019, a platform to discuss and deliberate how to leverage innovations in digital healthcare was held in Bengaluru today. The conclave, supported by the Government of Karnataka, was attended by innovators in digital health/ technologists, start-ups, researchers and academicians, corporates, industry experts and medical practitioners. Top Swiss and Indian innovators exchanged ideas between India and Switzerland on how to best leverage and digitise healthcare across borders.

Representing the Government Dr. Balasubramanya, Senior Consultant, Bio Facilitation Cell, KITS, said, “In line with the Karnataka Integrated Health Policy, 2017, we are keen to support healthcare organizations that are leveraging technologies like AI, big data, Cloud, IoT, mHealth, etc., to strengthen reproductive and child health services and aid in early detection of non-epidemic diseases in the State for providing treatment at low cost without burdening the patients.”

Topics that were deliberated included, “Communication in cancer care” delivered by Prof. Dr. med Andreas Trojan, Founder – Mobile Health AG and which focused on stabilising daily functional activity in collaboration with physician, monitoring quality of life and impact on future clinical trials. Ahmed Abdulla, Founder & CEO – Digipharm presented on “Value-based Pricing in Healthcare” and touched upon smart contracts through blockchain enabled platform, rewarding patients for health-related behavior to reduce payouts along with facilitating new effective drugs. Randy Ramin-Wright, International Business Director – Clinerion spoke on “Improving Healthcare Outcomes with Real-World Data ecosystem throughout India” and how patient outcomes could be improved, new treatments could be brought to patients faster and the use of world evidence to support healthcare decision making. Prof. Dr. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer, Head of Department – University of Basel spoke on “Driving Digital Health Innovation” while Dr. Sailesh Mohan, Professor – Public Health Foundation of India spoke on “Leveraging Digital Technologies to Strengthen Health System and Improve Health Outcomes”. Prof. Sven Hirsch, Head – Biomedical Simulation, ZHAW & Prof. Markus Melloh, Head – Institute of Health Sciences, ZHAW presented on “How Universities can Lead the Transformation to Digital Health” and Samuel Cobbi, Science officer – Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore spoke on How Switzerland reaches out to Asia in HealthTech outlining a future health technologies program. Deepanwita Chattopadhyay – Chairman & CEO, IKP Knowledge Park spoke on AI, ML for Global Health while Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Beck, Head of Molecular Parasitology-Epidemiology Unit – Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Dr. Prajwal, CSO – Clemedi spoke on detection of malaria through AI and detection of antibiotic resistance to TB through machine learning.

Sebastien Hug, CEO – swissnex India, Consul General of Switzerland and Dr. Swetha Suresh, Head of Innovation Partnerships – swissnex India were also present at the event.

Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)

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