New Delhi: A 30-member Australian digital health and life sciences delegation is currently in New Delhi. As part of the Australian digital health and life sciences delegation’s visit to India a session on Australia-India Digital Health Dialogue was organised in New Delhi today by The Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), Australian Government
Session on Australia-India Digital Health Dialogue
The session focused on the digital health sector in India and some of the key issues discussed at this session included developing a road map for a technology-enabled healthcare ecosystem; defining the future of health through use of technology; transforming India through technology enabled care and innovations in digital health & medical devices
Australia’s experience delivering healthcare in remote areas and using data analytics to predict future demand is synergistic with India’s need for remote health in rural parts of the country.
Key participants at this session included
· Mr Vikram Thaploo, CEO, Apollo Telehealth Services
· Mr Tim Kelsey, CEO, Australian Digital Health Agency
· Mr Anjan Bose, Secretary General, NATHEALTH
· Mr Satyprakash Dash, Head- Strategic Partnerships , BIRAC
· Dr Shubnam Singh, Chief Executive, Max Institute of Education and Research.
· Dr Bronwyn Evans, Chairperson, MTP Connect, Australia
· Prof Yogesan Kanagasingam, Director, Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO
Senior representatives from Indian healthcare companies, IT companies, hospitals & telemedicine experts, med-tech and medical devices companies, digital health start-ups & investors participated in this session
Australian expertise in digital health & lifesciences
Australia has significant expertise in,
· High-technology solutions in remote environments
· Digital healthcare services patient-flow application, e-prescriptions, systems for sharing clinical information, etc
· Mobile computing platforms for data analysis that includes home-based cardiac rehabilitation programs, wireless health monitoring systems for cardiac, respiratory and diabetes management
· Medical imaging and data analysis – ‘Smart software’ for analysing reports and medical imaging for diagnosis and treatment.
· Medical training and simulation including a high-fidelity colonoscopy simulator, software to create a life-like training simulation model for nurses; hands-free wearable technologies to provide remote medical assistance in real time.
· Genomics and precision medicine – Australia is active in the fields of genomics, epigenomics, metabolic genomics and molecular medicine.
· Bio-informatics and big data analysis – Australia has significant expertise and capabilities in bio-informatics and big data analysis.
Speaking about the delegation, Mr John Madew, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Australian Trade & Investment Commission, Australian Government said, “Australian Government and businesses are investing in digital health solutions to build a sustainable healthcare system and respond to challenges including increased cost and demand pressures, greater demand for personalised care and an ageing population. In particular, Australia’s ability to deliver healthcare in remote areas and use data analytics to predict future demand can help India meet its need for remote health in rural parts of the country”.
“Australia has a diverse health industry, with capabilities spread across a wide range of niche and complex health areas. The country has a strong reputation in medicine including cardiology, neuroscience, oncology and sports science, and can demonstrate these capabilities in the delivery of policy, research, equipment, technology, skills and services”, said John Madew
The 30-member Australian higher education delegation is a part of the 150 member Australian business delegation that are currently in India as part of The Australia Business Week in India 2017 (ABWI) organised by The Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), Australian Government.
The Australia Business Week in India features more than 50 business events and activities spread across 6 cities. The ABWI Australian business delegation would visit New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. ABWI will feature seminars, roundtables and site visits with Indian businesses, industry and government. The week-long series of activities is designed to enhance Australia’s trade, education and investment relationships with India.
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