(Hyderabad, India: July 24th, 2019) Healthcare industry in the United States and around the world is rapidly changing, leading to many describing the healthcare environment as dynamic, complex, and highly uncertain. The manner in which the health care environment is perceived and characterized is important for several reasons.
In this context, continuing with the past traditions on the successful experiences of the past twelve years of Global Health Summits, the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States, The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) organized the next edition of the powerful HealthCare CEO Forum on July 22nd at the Taj Krishna in Hyderbad during the 13th annual Global Healthcare Summit 2019.
Dr. Suresh Reddy, President of AAPI, welcomed the delegates and industry leaders to this exclusive Forum. “With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, we are refocusing our mission and vision, AAPI would like to make a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery system both in the US and in India,” Dr. Reddy said. The CEO Forum focuses on the changing trends in the healthcare sector and how they impact the providers, hospitals and corporations as well as the patients, by offering insights into managing efficiently the growing costs in the delivery of healthcare services, he added.
Attended by senior leaders from the healthcare industry, a number of challenges were addressed by multiple renowned speakers from the healthcare field., deliberating on the healthcare delivery system both in the US and in India, with a focus on “challenges of Global contemporary relevance, and harness the vast reservoir of intellect and experience in this group to help provide solutions and direction,” stated Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, Past President of AAPI, who had chaired The Forum, and has ensured the continuity of this Forum, that is now a signature event at the Summit. Dr. Gurava Reddy was the Host Co-Chair of the CEO Forum.
Sudarshan Jain, the Secretary General of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance of over 40 Indian Pharmaceuticals, in his address, highlighted the national and international presence and impact of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry. Her referred to the progressive vision outlined all the way to 2030, which includes their role in cost containment resulting in affordability, involvement in biosimilars, specialty drugs and gene therapy, and an ambitious plan to expand the impact of Indian pharmaceutical companies across the globe, while seeking to make quality medicine affordable and available to billions of people all over the world.
Sangita Reddy, Joint MD of Apollo group of hospitals and incoming Chairman of FICCI shared her passion for the care of the masses, using technology to reach out. Her conviction in using the Internet for patient management was substantiated by a MOU signed between Apollo Hospitals and AAPI for Telemedicine for Second Opinions. Dr. Anupam Sibel, the Apollo Chief of their Medical Group also outlined the multiple ways they have enhanced access to healthcare.
Ms. Suchitra Ella, Joint MD of Bharat Biotech, recounted how her passion for India resulted in an entrepreneurial company for vaccine productions, that has global presence now. She outlined the challenges to her success, and how these were overcome.
Dr. Mani Srinivasan, the current Chief Medical Officer of U.S. personnel in India, showcased the contributions of AAPI physicians on the Indian landscape. Dr. Nusrat Deen brought her expertise in Clinical Research, and Dr. Azaz Ahmed shared his vision to place India in high international standing for quality care. Mr. Hitesh Dahiya from the Council of Healthcare and Pharma represented a not for profit medical think tank, with a global imprint, and their ambitions.
A new dimension was added by the participation of Dr. Pratibha Shah from AYUSH on Ayurveda’s continued large national presence in patient care and in research, and their leadership role in Aayushman Bharat – the largest Governmental program in healthcare being undertaken under the stewardship of the PM Shri Narendra Modi and the Union Minister of Health, Dr.Harsh Vardhan. “AYUSHMAN BHARAT” – is a brainchild of the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, whose vision is to provide quality healthcare to India’s Billion people – a project that is being watched intently across the Globe for emulation.
Sponsors to AAPI by CEOs, including Mr. Jawahar Shah of Mind Technologies (who gave a glimpse on Homeopathy), as well as Mr. Naishad Desai of Britacel, and Mr. Prasad Jagatap 0f Sangli, were some of the others participants who addressed the Forum. A brief expose of aspirations of young Physicians by Drs. Kushal Hippalgaonkar and Adarsh Reddy was revealing.
A group discussion followed on the topics above, with a white paper to be produced in the near future. The meeting then concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Gurava Reddy. For more information on Global Health Summit, please visit www.aapiusa.org