Philips, as part of their innovation Campus which is working with the ecosystem on digital health care innovations to address the different challenges in health care industry had successfully organized their second digital healthcare conclave in Bangalore last week on 23rd Nov 2016. The conclave was graced by industry stalwarts like Rajesh Batra, CIO of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, and government officials like Rajendra Pratap, advisor to Union Minister of Health, healthcare providers and a few ambitious start-ups in healthcare industry.
|Mr. Rajendra Pratap and Mr. Srinivas Prasad|
|Philips Digital Conclave 2016 Panel Discussion|
The focus was how can they leverage digital India for providing better healthcare solutions using the combination of IOT and Artificial Intelligence in order to redefine healthcare. The current scenario in Indian healthcare system is that the country needs additional 1.5million beds and 3 million doctors by 2034 in order to provide effective healthcare to the ones in need. The survey conducted by McKinsey says that India has only 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 people which is significantly lesser than the 3.5 beds as defined by World Health Organization(WHO). The only answer to bridge the gap to provide quality and affordable healthcare is to utilize the innovation technology.
One such solution provided by Philips innovation Campus in their IntelliSpace Consultative Critical Care (ICCC) solution service. The state of the art hardware and software products that are provided as part of the solution enables clinicians connect to and monitor multiple intensive care units from a central location. Trained healthcare providers and intensive care nurses stationed at the command center can monitor the patients in the peripheral ICUs on a 24/7 basis. This saves costs for the patients and gets best care to them, even at remote locations.
High fetal and maternal mortality rates continue to remain one of the major concerns in the healthcare space. With the latest innovations like Mobile Obstetrical Monitoring (MoM), Philips Innovation Campus plans to make a significant reduction in the maternal mortality rate. The focus of this project is to monitor pregnant women for early high risk identification via a new telehealth solution. This will enhance the performance of India’s Frontline Health Workers as they are the first point of contact with the healthcare system in the developing areas, allowing them to save many lives. The project will be a great step towards improved healthcare for the newborn and the mothers.
Philips Innovation Campus has developed the chest pain clinics to tackle the deaths caused by cardiovascuclar diseases due to the late action for an appropriate treatment which the patients doesn't get when the attack strikes. The Chest Pain Clinics are aimed at enabling small hospitals and nursing homes to provide timely and quality, ”Emergency Cardiac Care” and thus save lives. Each Chest Pain Clinic will be a clinic or a small healthcare facility equipped with Philips Efficia ECG-100 systems which will wirelessly transmit ECGs of patients in real time from the spokes (Chest Pain Clinics) to the hub. Once a patient is confirmed as suffering from a Myocardial Infarction, known as a Heart Attack, he/she is immediately transported via an ambulance from the Chest Pain Clinic, for primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) within the golden hour.
Philips Innovation Campus also organized a Start-up Alley, where they chose the best Start-Up, who addressed the common healthcare gaps with utmost precision. The Start-up was chosen in association with NASSCOM and Philips innovation Campus would be mentoring them to better their chosen project.
Philips' aim is to create and provide meaningful innovations by leveraging the cloud, use point of care devices for faster and early diagnosis, use appropriate applications and remote monitoring solutions that can help help reach of specialists and doctors to the areas where care was not available earlier. Philips' mission is to touch the lives of more than 3 billion by 2025 and provide active healthcare that is accessible to all.