INDIA – Apollo Hospitals Group has formally closed its International Health Dialogue with the presentation of International Patient Safety Awards to recognise excellence in various categories.

The International Patient Safety Awards recognized outstanding achievements by healthcare providers in the following categories: Digital Innovation, Patient & Family Collaboration, Culture of Safety Design, Quality / Patient Safety beyond Accreditation, Patient Safety, and Medication Safety.

Apollo Hospitals organized twin conferences at this year’s International Health Dialogue held at the Taj Palace in New Delhi from 13th February to 14th February 2023.

The twin conferences include the 9th Edition of the International Patient Safety Conference (IPSC) and the 10th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with Information Technology (THIT).

The two conferences aim to foster discussion around healthcare policy and create a detailed framework for building an effective ecosystem for healthcare delivery incorporating the latest technologies to bring healthcare within everyone’s reach.

THIT is an annual international conference and the largest healthcare conference in India organized by the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, part of Apollo Hospitals Group.

This year’s THIT’s theme is centered on the “Butterfly effect in action’, examining different aspects of digital health along with accompanying standards and policies.

It was an opportunity for healthcare and IT entrepreneurs, professionals, and students to get insights into how the healthcare business is getting disrupted by medical technology and innovation.

Complementing Apollo’s THIT, the International Patient Safety Conference under the theme ‘Dream, Design, Dare’, aimed to draw attention to critical issues in patient safety, with global experts on the subject and more than 2000 delegates from 30 countries.

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

The powerful platform showcased best practices and innovations in patient safety through a well-knit program comprising keynote presentations, panel discussions, debates, and paper and poster presentations.

Moreover, the International Health Dialogue saw the participation of high-level leaders from all stakeholder groups, including governments, civil society, the private sector, technical communities, and intergovernmental and international organisations.

Recommendations made during the health dialogue are expected to be incorporated into the national policy to enhance patient safety and the adoption of advanced technology in the country’s healthcare industry.

In a press release, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group, said: “Bringing the best of world-class healthcare to patients in India has always been our mission.”

Dr. Reddy highlighted that the International Health Dialogue seeks to encourage discussion and debate with the chance to address critical healthcare issues among all stakeholders effectively.

We must remain updated on new developments and strategies to use modern technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide the best healthcare services possible,” he stated.

He emphasized that patient safety and digital health should be prioritized in India as the country moves closer to achieving universal health coverage.

For decades, we have been at the forefront of ensuring that our patients receive treatment that is on par with the best available globally,” Dr. Prathap C Reddy refired the Indian patients.

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