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Apollo Hospitals to organise International Health Dialogues on Patient Safety and Transforming Healthcare through IT on Feb 13-14, 2023

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Tuesday, December 27, 2022, 09:00 Hrs  [IST]

Apollo Hospitals will organize the 9th edition of the International Patient Safety Conference (IPSC) along with the 10th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with Information Technology (THIT) on February 13-14, 2023 at the Taj Palace in New Delhi.

The IPSC, a not-for-profit initiative, is the largest patient safety-focused conference in Asia that addresses critical issues in patient safety and provides an excellent opportunity to share views, exchange knowledge and establish research collaborations & networking.

Complementing this is the THIT conference that is the largest healthcare and IT-based international conference and trade show in India organized by the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation. The initiative to promote digitization in the healthcare sector will revamp the traditional approach in the sector. New economies, value chains, and business models emerge all the time, with digital as the key driving force. Besides interactive sessions, educational programs, social activities, THIT also features a trade exhibition showcasing the latest products, technology, services and industry information.

Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “International Health Dialogues in a post-Covid world are critical to promote discussion and debate with an opportunity to address challenges effectively through a common understanding among all stakeholders. In line with this, we are proud to take the lead in fostering continued institutional learning, providing a framework and improving participation in policy development through international health dialogues on the important topics of patient safety and healthcare IT. As healthcare pioneers, it is our responsibility to drive excellence and we are happy to take the lead to organize these conferences during WHO’s Decade of Patient Safety 2021-2030 to make health care services safer worldwide. We are sure that the learnings from the conferences will be invaluable to delegates from across the healthcare spectrum.”

Dr Sangita Reddy, joint managing director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “After the massive success of the earlier edition in 2019, the pandemic forced a break. But this year, the twin conferences are back with our team working tirelessly to hold this international event on a massive level with not just national delegates but those from abroad as well. We are striving to bring thought leaders of health IT and patient safety together to form a powerful and winning alliance for healthcare delivery that is powered by digital, thereby creating high accessibility, increased care capacity, high degrees of patient quality and safety leading to delightful care outcomes. The two conferences are powerful platforms to share best practices and innovations.”

With sessions based on the theme of ‘Dream, Design, Dare’, the 9th International Patient Safety Conference (IPSC) will feature global thought leaders, industry experts and healthcare practitioners sharing their invaluable experiences, best practices and new innovative approaches to patient safety. The powerful platform will showcase best practices and innovations in patient safety through a well-knit program comprising keynote presentations, panel discussions, debates, and paper and poster presentations.

Around 170 speakers and over 1200 delegates from 30 countries are expected to participate in the conferences making it a vibrant forum for exchanging ideas and knowledge and a unique opportunity to learn from the best. The IPSC conference will include 25 breakout sessions, 12 pre-conference webinars, 5 pre-conference workshops, sessions by industry experts, the international patient safety awards, and paper and poster presentations.

Dr Sangita Reddy elaborated, “The International Patient Safety Conference is designed to be a congregation of global thought leaders, industry experts and healthcare practitioners sharing their experiences, best practices and new innovative approaches to patient safety. The International Patient Safety Awards will be an opportunity to recognize excellence in the field of patient safety.”

The 9th edition of the IPSC conference will feature papers, posters and abstract presentations on Digital Innovations & Design Thinking in patient safety, Excellence in patient experience, Trends in effective communication for patient safety, Impact and sustenance of quality accreditations, Leadership to imbibe and enhance culture for patient safety, and creating a workforce-oriented ecosystem for their safety and wellbeing. Selected papers and abstracts will also be published in the Apollo Medicine Journal.

The 2023 conference will also see the International Patient Safety Awards being presented for excellence in various categories including Digital Innovation, Patient & Family Collaboration, Culture of Safety Design, Quality/ Patient Safety beyond Accreditation, Patient Safety, and Medication Safety.

A series of pre-conference workshops will also be part of the 9th IPSC with sessions on Facility Management and Safety, Clinical Audits & Clinical Pathways, Elective Hospital Operations and Service Excellence, Risk Management in Hospitals, and Medication Safety Framework. The pre-conference workshops will be held on February 11, 2023 at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi.

The conference is being organized in partnership with leading organizations including Joint Commission International (JCI), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Academy of Hospital Administration (AHA), National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO), Quality & Accreditation Institute (QAI), Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI), Astron HealthCare Consultants and others.

The 10th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with Information Technology (THIT) based on the theme “Butterfly effect in action” will examine various aspects of digital health along with accompanying standards and policies. Information technology entrepreneurs, professionals, and students will gain insights into the transformation in healthcare being brought about by medical technology. Selected papers and abstracts will also be published in the Apollo Medicine Journal.

Dr Sangita Reddy said, “We have been organizing the international conference “Transforming Healthcare with Information Technology” since 2010. The 9th edition of this twin conference was held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad on September 13-14, 2019 and had an attendance of 3000, a large number of delegates representing from 17 different countries. The 10th edition of the THIT conference will showcase the increasing adoption of AI and ML in healthcare from preventive to imaging solution with national and international healthcare technological luminaries sharing their experiences.”

The scientific program at THIT will feature eminent national and international speakers with participation from decision makers in the emerging Healthcare IT arena including leading IT companies and leading healthcare institutions. The conference is supported by various endorsing partners and national organizations like the National Health Authority, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Telemedicine Society of India, ISeTF, Computer Society of India, Indian Medical Association, leading universities and several Government organizations. Organisations like WHO, IIT’s, AIIMS Delhi, Indian Institute of Science, faculty from several overseas universities and established MNCs have confirmed their participation. Start-ups from Innovative Centres of Excellence working on Make in India for the world projects, encompassing Digital Health will be showcasing their products. An exciting Quiz program where there is an attractive prize for every question answered correctly is an additional incentive.

The two conferences are a must attend for healthcare professionals and aspirants alike including CEOs, medical directors, hospital administrators, departmental heads, doctors, medical students, nursing leaders, superintendents, supervisors, staff nurses and nursing students, hospital quality teams, MHA & MBA students, healthcare quality & patient safety enthusiasts, and students from allied healthcare services.


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