How do we ensure we live the best possible lives that we can? The best possible way to do is to remain healthy. The cost of healthcare is increasing exponentially and therefore, we need to use healthcare systems in a more efficient way.
Post-pandemic healthcare systems are more digitalized. It has forced people to go for tele-health wherein people could receive healthcare services and consultation on a phone call. So providing video capabilities and being able to provide healthcare to even remote areas have contributed to social wellness.
Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) Bangalore is a premier institution in the area of health management, hospital management, research, and training. It has implemented several interventions in health systems. IIHMR recently received India’s Education Excellence Awards 2022 from Berkshire Media, USA for imparting health and hospital management education. With this, the institute is harnessing the power of digital technologies and health innovation to accelerate the attainment of health and well-being.
World Health Organisation has stressed that digital transformation of health care can be disruptive. Its Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-25 highlights that with cutting-edge information and communication technologies; 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage, 1 billion more people are better protected from health emergencies, and 1 billion more people enjoy better health emergencies. Keeping the hopes of WHO alive, IIHMR is organising a digital health symposium on advancing, digital healthcare, management, innovation, research, and entrepreneurship on 25th November.
The symposium grants biggest opportunity to learn about emerging digital healthcare trends for healthcare startups. It will highlight that digital health is an integral part of health priorities and benefits people in an ethical, safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable manner. It will also discuss the development and adoption of appropriate, accessible, affordable, and sustainable person-centric digital health solutions.
Digital health if valued and adopted will make quality health services accessible and equitable. It shall further enhance research and development, innovation and collaboration across sectors.