AAPI India summit to focus on health information technology

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Global Healthcare Summit organised by an influential body of Indian American physicians in Ahmadabad in January would focus on how to use modern technology more effectively in providing efficient care to patients.

As healthcare leaders, physicians need to embrace technology as their friend enabling them to understand and help their patients with chronic diseases, says Dr. Jayesh Shah, president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).

Shah has just returned from India after a series of planning sessions for organising the 8th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) 2014 at the Ahmadabad Management Association from Jan 2 to 5.

“This innovative Summit is aimed at advancing the accessibility, affordability and the quality of world-class healthcare to the people of India,” Shah said.

Among other areas, the Summit will focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment options and share ways to truly improve healthcare transcending global boundaries, he said.

“Innovations in delivery of care can improve patient care, especially about how smart mobile devices and applications, working in concert with cloud computing, social networking and big data analytics, will be at the core of global health care transformation,” Shah said.

Source: Business Standard (link opens in a new window)

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