Consensus conference on Technology Enabled Healthcare
India faces unique challenges in managing its rapidly growing burden of disease, especially making quality healthcare affordable and accessible for all. Alarmingly, premature deaths from heart disease and lung disease have risen, such that the rates in India are now also twice that in the rest of the world. The age at which Indians suffer heart attacks has declined by 10 years since 1990, and India now has the world’s highest rates of death from this cause in people under 40 years. Even among adolescents, heart disease is now among the top ten causes of death.
Against this backdrop, with an upward trend in chronic diseases and an ageing population, the concept of m-health shows great promise as an optimal platform for engaging patients in managing their own as well as their family's health and remain linked to the healthcare ecosystem.
George Institute has been implementing a technology-driven platform and generated evidence about its efficacy and utility in the management of patients at high-risk of premature death or disability due to chronic conditions. To discuss and deliberate on various aspects of m-health, we are organizing a day long Consensus Conference on Technology enabled healthcare on 8th December 2016 at The Park, New Delhi.
The goal of the consensus conference is to assess the usefulness of technology-enabled healthcare delivery that utilizes handheld computing devices, point of care diagnostics, electronic decision algorithms, wearable as well as environmental sensors, all enabled by wireless technology and cloud computing as transformative tools, leveraging community healthcare workers for primary care as well as post-discharge care for patients with chronic diseases.