New-age tech vital in med treatment: Summit

New-age tech vital in med treatment: Summit

Kochi, June 24: Modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, including machine learning, immensely benefit medical treatment analysis even as doctors remain irreplaceable in healthcare system, a national medical technology conclave noted today.

Analytics is where new-age technologies contribute the most in medical science by arriving at a single solid opinion whereas physicians may come up with divergent views, speakers said at ‘Health Tech Summit 2022’ held here by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with Kerala’s Ministry of Health and Caritas Hospital. Such advanced facilities avoid possible human error in prescriptions and prognosis reports, they noted.

That apart, technology has its limitations, which doctors and paramedical staff alone can compensate through their compassionate conduct and interaction with patients, according to experts who discussed the latest trends and innovations in health sector at the meet inaugurated by Kerala Health Minister Ms. Veena George.

Even as more technologists are also serving like doctors, healthtech sector can bloom well only with the support of medical science, panellists at discussions noted at the summit held at Le Meridian with cooperation from IT Kerala, State Family Welfare Department, eHealth Kerala and technology business incubator TIMed.

Healthtech is enabling major advancements in the maintenance of medical records, help to patients, one-on-one meetings and remission of treatment fees. Developing in-house software is increasingly the trend with hospitals, thus increasing the scope for use of technology in the medical sector, the sessions noted.

No less than 35 experts addressed the sessions, delving into subjects such as Digital Solutions Landscape for Hospitals, Relevance of Technology Interventions in Scaling a Healthcare Business, Healthcare Innovation in Digital Technologies, Breaking Health Data Silos for Better AI Research, Leveraging Data and Analytics in Healthcare, Epidemic — Best Models via Technology, Revolutions in Healthcare Skills, Investment Landscape in Healthtech, Overview of Medical Devices and Innovation Healthcare Startups.

Those who addressed presentations and panel discussions included Dr Satish Prasad Rath (WIMS Medical College), Shri Neelakannan P. (Apollo Hospitals), Dr Praveen Muralidharan (KIMS HEALTH), Dr Narayanankutty Warrier (MVR Cancer Care Centre), Dr Betsy Thomas (Amala Medical College), Shri Saji Mathew (Baby Memorial Hospital), Dr Boben Thomas (Caritas), Dr N. Madhu (Chaithanya Hospital), Dr Sulthan Khalifa Haroon al Rashid (UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network), Shri Ajayan Kavungal Anat (Vrddhi Consulting), Shri Gopinath Koteeshwaran (Cardiac Wellness Institute), Dr Amrita George (Georgia State University), Dr Mohan Noone (MCare Apps), Dr Anil Prhalad (Aramis Lamling LLP), Shri Biju Jacob (UN Health Innovation Exchange), Dr Srinivasa Rao Pullijala (Apollo Medskills), Deepak Nagpal (India Accelerator), Smt Ruchi Pincha (Unicorn India Ventures), Sei Manoj Kumar Agarwal (Sea Funds), Shri Sandro Stephen (India Angel Network), Shri Hari T.N. (Artha School of Entrepreneurship), Shri Balram S. (TiMED), Shri Subhas Narayanan (Sascan Meditech), Shri Thomas John (Agappe Diagnostics), Abraham Mathew (TerumoPenpol), Shri Roshan Kyandi (Kyandi Plantations), Afsal Muttikkal (Genrobotics), Shri Senu Sam (Mykare Health), Rajesh Kumar S. (Medtra Innovations) and Shri Shihab Makaniyil (Mobeedcare).

The conclave ended with a question-answer session.

Earlier, the inaugural session was addressed by Health and Family Welfare Department Principal Secretary Shri Rajan N. Khobragade, State Digital Health Mission Director Shri K. Mohammed Y. Safarulla, KSUM Chief Executive Officer Shri John M. Thomas and Caritas Managing Director Fr Binu Kunnath, among others. KSUM is the nodal agency of the Kerala Government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.

 

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