Dr. Dharminder Nagar, Managing Director, Paras Healthcare was invited to a special panel discussion and meeting with the NHS England team. The event was organized to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The elaborate panel discussion and meetings were organized by Healthcare UK & Department for International Trade (DIT), in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and under the support and guidance of British High Commission (BHC).
The event also included the participation of Sir Malcolm Grant (Chairman of NHS England) and the leading team of NHS England. The aim of the event was to bring the best of the UK NHS trusts with their clinical expertise and innovative technologies of the private sector to display the potential to collaborate with the Indian market. The initiative helped create collaborations towards fostering efficient healthcare systems for people of both countries.
According to Dr. Dharminder Nagar, “Digital technology seems to have clearly disrupted healthcare by changing the way care delivery models provide outcomes, harnessing data to drive decisions and automating processes so that they keep up with the pace of business. India’s digital connectivity is expected to grow from 15% in 2014 to 80% access in 2034, with rural Internet users increasing by 58% annually. With such platforms, we are able to understand the ways the modern world is evolving and learn from well established and developed systems such as NHS. The panel discussions are a constructive way to talk about points that are transforming healthcare at both ends.”
He adds, “Discussion on aspects related to m-health, remote diagnosis, telemedicine, artificial intelligence and big data analytics are important to India, which is still at a nascent stage in recognizing and implementing the tools. We are open to inputs from NHS to help Indian Healthcare align itself with the digital revolution.”
The panel discussion on Future of Healthcare included the participation of notable representatives from NHS England and the Indian healthcare industry. Some of the notable names are Mr. Chris Born, Healthcare UK, Sarah Wilkinson, CEO, NHS Digital, Deborah Kobewka, MD, Healthcare UK and Roger Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.