Medica Hospitals and The Bengal Chamber organizing Health Tech, 2020
News Desk, News Nation 360: Medica Hospitals and The Bengal Chamber jointly organised the third edition of Health Tech 2020 from 21-22 February 2020 at Kolkata. On this occasion, PricewaterCoopers Pvt Ltd will release a Thought Paper on A technology boost for achieving universal health protection. Health Tech, or digital health, use technologies like databases, applications, mobiles, wearables to improve the delivery, payment, and/or consumption of care, with the ability to increase the development and commercialization of healthcare-related products. Creating a definition for Health Tech is proving difficult as the sector offers endless opportunities for the application of technology. The time we are living in, technology is all-pervasive. Technology is transforming healthcare diagnosis, delivery and management. This is being featured globally. In the process, many disruptions are also reshaping the industry and newer ideas and innovations are also creating buzz especially by the participation of Start-Ups. A recent media report mentioned Health Tech Startups has a huge potential of a $370 billion healthcare market in India by 2022, with returns up to 35-40%. Arnab Basu, Chairperson, IT Committee, The Bengal Chamber and Managing Partner, B B Chatterjee, President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr Rabin Chakraborty, Sr Vice Chairman & Director, Medica Institute of Cardiac Sciences and Chairperson, Health Committee, The Bengal Chamber and Dr Alok Roy, Chairman of Medica Group of Hospitals and Former President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the panel discussion at the Health Tech 2020 conference. Dr Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals and Former President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry told, today our lives are majorly technology-driven. Even far-flung areas are well connected with deep mobile penetration, which makes it easier for healthcare to make the much-required inroads. Adoption of digitally enabled tools for diagnosis and treatment will make healthcare delivery faster and bring it right to the doorstep of the patient. Digitization will get us increased efficiency, and that will reduce costs and create an environment of transparency. Digital transformation has already started and this shall further accelerate in the next 5 to 10 years. B B Chatterjee, President, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry told, as one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce, they believe it is their mandate to update our stakeholders on the latest technology developments especially in a critical subject like Healthcare. The objective is also to showcase West Bengal, a medical tourism destination for patients from neighbouring countries, as they have senior and capable doctors, state of the art healthcare institutions which are technology-oriented.
Report: Anustup Kundu