Apollo Hospitals Group to Host two Prestigious International Conferences

Aug 17, 2012, 07:53 ET from Apollo Hospitals Group

NEW DELHI, August 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

National and International Specialists at Both the Hyderabad Conferences Will Highlight Best-Practice Solutions for Present day Problems in Healthcare, Including Safety Issues

The Apollo Hospitals Group is all set to organize twin conferences at Hyderabad. The '3rd International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 2012' will be held on 31 August-1 September at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, and the '2nd International Congress on Patient Safety; Best Practices for Asia' will be held on 1-2 September 2012 at the same venue.

The '3rd International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 2012' aims to bring together all healthcare ecosystem players on a global platform, to participate, propagate and promote various technology-driven transformational approaches, solutions and their benefits to the grassroots, administrators, providers, and research community and to find ways to achieve the goal of an equitable, sustainable, quality healthcare system.

70 speakers including 26 specialists from USA, Canada, UK, Middle East, Pakistan, Belgium, Denmark, Bulgaria, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia and Iran will participate in the conference to share personal experiences on how ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is making a major difference in healthcare. A special tutorial on Health Information Systems and Digital Health Records with case studies will be conducted as a part of the conference.

Subsequently, the '2ndInternational Congress on Patient Safety' will address critical issues on patient safety from relevant experts across the world. The main purpose of this International Congress is to discuss how proactive practices and streamlined systems could improve patient safety. The multi-disciplinary invigorating learning sessions will involve participants from all areas of the healthcare continuum, including clinical and administrative leaders, practitioners, healthcare academics, regulators and caregivers.

"Transforming healthcare and delivering greater value to patients over time is closely tied to effective adoption of information technology. Collaboration and convergence will be the next wave of innovation in Indian healthcare. Technology plays a vital role in facilitating equitable healthcare distribution and helps in creating awareness about various health issues. Technology has also begun positively impacting various stages of the patient's lifecycle. On the other hand, patient safety has evolved to become a distinct and important healthcare discipline across the world. Preventable errors in healthcare have led to undue stress and anxiety for patients and their families, the idea of patient safety is to improve quality, access and safety. The conference aims to provide an insight on how reforms can affect health organizations and patients by providing efficient and effective solutions to common challenges faced. Against this backdrop, the International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT will seek to highlight best-practice solutions for present day problems, while the second International Conference will focus on practices and systems that boost Patient Safety," said Ms. Sangita Reddy, Executive Director - Operations, Apollo Hospitals.

A joint panel discussion with the Patient Safety Congress will highlight how ICT can make a difference in patient safety. Senior secretaries from the Central Government and the State Governments will also discuss the role of ICT and eHealth initiatives across India. Exhibitors at the conference will highlight the latest advances made in the use of information technology in healthcare.

About Apollo Hospitals

In 1983, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, the architect of Indian healthcare, launched the first corporate hospital in India, Apollo Hospitals Chennai. Over the years, Apollo Hospitals Group has grown to become one of Asia's largest integrated healthcare organizations with over 8,500 beds across 50 hospitals, more than 1350 pharmacies and over 100 diagnostic clinics. The Group also offers medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services and clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research. To develop talent for the burgeoning need of superior healthcare delivery, Apollo Hospitals Group has 11 nursing and hospital management colleges. These achievements have earned Apollo Hospitals Group several accolades, including the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International (seven of our hospitals are JCI accredited). In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization.

Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology.  Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.

For more information, visit www.apollohospitals.com

Primary Media Contact: Ms. Parul Chabbra, parul_c@apollohospitals.com, 91-98108-55410

Secondary Media Contact: Ms. Kusum Sahijpal, kusum_s@apollohospitals.com, 91-9999-93090

SOURCE Apollo Hospitals Group