Businessworld Healthcare Summit and Awards 2017, To Recognise Pioneers In Healthcare Industry
This BW Businessworld healthcare initiative will bring together significant stakeholders on 24th August to discuss and deliberate on cohesive, unified and innovative ways to achieve equitable, affordable and quality health services for all in the country
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By Naina Sood | August 23, 2017
Recognising the imperative need of the hour, it’s time for 4th edition of BW Businessworld Healthcare Summit and Awards 2017, to deliberate a crucial dialogue on the future state of the Indian healthcare industry.
In association with Yes Bank, the awards ceremony comes as keeping with the company's commitment to recognize the best practices, innovative growth strategies and new age solutions adopted by the best companies in the healthcare industry.
The Summit will comprise of three components vis-à-vis Conference, Expo & Awards to be held on the 24th of August at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. Spanning various healthcare segments, the awards include categories such as best standalone hospital, best hospital chain, innovation in medical technology, healthcare insurance, digital solutions and special awards including healthcare personality of the year and lifetime achievement .
The eminent jury met to finalise the list of winners in all the 16 categories at BW Businessworld headquarter in New Delhi. The jury was headed by K Chandramouli, Former Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Former Chairman, FSSAI; Sudhir Mishra, Chairman & Managing Partner, Trust Legal Advocates and Consultants; Dr Sanjeev Bagai, Indian pediatrician and medical administrator,Vice Chairman, Manipal Hospitals and Padma Shree Presidential Awardee. ; Rachna Chhacchi, Author, Nutritional Therapist & Certified Cancer Coach; Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld; CH Unnikrishnan, Senior Associate Editor, BW Businessworld and Swadeep Srivastava, Founder & Managing Partner, indiavirtualhospital.com.
Following a rigorous methodology to recognize the best practices in the industry, the jury calibrated on various aspects which included customer satisfaction, technology, infrastructure, customer services, healthcare delivery services, affordability and accessibility. A host of other crucial were also considered as part of the jury deliberation.
“Our entire emphasis was to see that the healthcare sector gets a genuine recognition for the efforts companies are putting for patient care. While we talked about all the aspects that go into the making of the best healthcare structure, affordability was given a priority”, said Sudhir Mishra.
While infrastructure and technology were crucial criteria to choose the best among the category, the jury laid emphasis on affordability, accessibility and patient centricity. As the dynamics of the industry evolve, the urban customers differ from the rural, in the sense of lifestyle diseases. This differentiates the importance of varied healthcare facilities providing their services. The jury in the most unbiased fashion took note of the conditions of the detailed nominations, discussing each category and concluding the results.
“Healthcare is a multi-faceted issue which the country faces. Urban centres are very important for tertiary care, however, we have to keep in mind the vast pool and majority of rural population where healthcare becomes affordable and accessible”, said K Chandramouli.
In another category, naming ‘Digital Solution’, the emerging new age solutions and technology was analysed, along with patient centricity. Swadeep Srivastava mentioned how digital in healthcare is categorised into two aspects- First, Digital solutions improving the healthcare solutions for patients where private sector has played a major role. Second are the healthcare stakeholders, including hospitals where process oriented digital solutions are required.
“It was indeed a tough job to scrutinize and select amongst the most competent nominations. Healthcare is a complex subject, especially with the advent of innovation and healthcare solutions due to technology in the private sector”, said CH Unnikrishnan.
This BW Businessworld healthcare initiative will bring together significant stakeholders on 24th August to discuss and deliberate on cohesive, unified and innovative ways to achieve equitable, affordable and quality health services for all in the country.