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A Virtual/Online International Summit on ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT: India as Manufacturing Hub for Global Health on November 26-27, 2020

(Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices and Tele Health)

Inaugural Session

A Virtual / Online International Summit

Session 1: Disruptive Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Describing the Future of Healthcare and Emerging Trends in Healthcare Technology

Disruptive innovations have proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Technology continues to change our lives in subtle ways. Today, a large number of devices, sensors, cloud infrastructure, data and business intelligence tools are already in use. Disruptive innovation also creates a new market by disrupting an existing market, displacing established market leaders and alliances. It has been postulated that the future doctor-patient interaction & diagnosis will occur anytime and anywhere. AI, Robotics, Nanomaterials, Internet of Things in healthcare are transforming the world.

  • How disruptive technologies must be matched with innovative business models

  • Displaces older systems and ways of doing things

  • Models, antecedents and economic, social and organizational consequences

  • Role of IoT in Health Care

  • A digital future accelerated by COVID-19

Session 2: Digital Health Technology VISION 2025: How to Amplify Digital Interventions in post COVID-19 era?

Past few months have changed the way we look at technology which was introduced in households irrespective of the socio-economic strata. This revolution has had a magnificent impact on the health industry as well. Major trends that will continue to emerge are smartphones, big data, virtual reality, wearables, artificial intelligence, blockchain etc. which helped to ensure the best prevention and treatment making healthcare accessible in minimal duration, through means of telemedicine, video consultation, m-health.

  • New models of technology enabled care from Vaccination Certificate, Infection Monitoring, Remote monitoring, Telemedicine and Nursing Robots

  • Population health Management

  • Digital system supporting individual centric health

  • Consumerism and participative healthcare

Session 3: Standardisation: An Important key of Industrial Evolution 4.0

In the time of digitalisation which is affecting all areas of industry including Healthcare. The term Industry 4.0 stands for fourth industrial revolution. This requires the interaction of technical objects with each other and integrated application of cloud based platforms. For the successful cooperation of interaction, interoperability is required. To obtain this, particular norms and standards with specifications are being set by international standardisation organisations

  • Role of globally harmonised standards for IoT devices: Enabling a 360 degree Healthcare view

  • Vision and Key paradigm of Industry 4.0

  • Reference architecture model Industry 4.0 (RAMI 4.0)

  • Mechanical, Electrical and communication standards between all vendors

  • Production line and process for standardization

Session 4: Medical Device Testing and Calibration: Assessment & Regulation

Medical Device industry has been growing rapidly and constantly. With the increase in adoption of new technologies, the requirement of safety and performance also increases. Medical Device testing and calibration ensures safety, accuracy and functionality for patients as well as for the manufacturers also

  • Medical Grade IoT Sensors (Thermal Screening to Non-invasive monitoring): Role of calibration and accuracy in medical application

  • The Importance of testing of medical devices before delivery to the point of use such as hospitals, clinics, pathology labs

  • The Importance of Calibration as each item and device in a hospital, clinic or pathology lab is perfectly calibrated when it is delivered, but as it is used, it becomes susceptible to wear and tear. Each time it’s used, moved or bumped, the calibration gets knocked out of alignment a little bit

  • Impact of quality calibrated medical devices on patient health and safety, and its crucial role in determining the performance and efficiency of healthcare institutions

  • The impact of measurements taken from out-of-calibration instruments

  • Key parameters for bio-medical equipment calibration

Session 5: Bharat - Future Global Manufacturing Hub of Medical Devices: Challenges & Strengths

  • India being a future hub for economic growth as more young and trained population is available for new ventures at all technological innovations and investments

  • Advanced manufacturing units deployment and Skill development for the younger generation for future growth

  • Availability of natural resources in ample amount for establishing high level manufacturing units for biotechnology, healthcare and biomedical sectors

  • More population provides more consumers to the industries for their several kind of products

  • Some problems also need to be addressed such as infrastructure, roads, electricity are deferring the foreign investors to invest in India upto some extent. Other problems like crime rate, policy problems, focus areas, red-tapism and operational glitches may also be discussed

Session 6: Role of Good Agricultural Practices in Health Promotion: Reduction of non-Biodegradable Chemical Entry in Food Chain

  • Agriculture can affect a range of health issues including under nutrition, chronic/ infectious diseases, food safety, environmental and occupational health. How to address these issues and to plan strategies to find the solutions to overcome these issues?

  • Development and deployment of existing and new technologies for production, processing, preservation, and distribution of food

  • Other important health risks include agrochemical poisoning, transmissible animal diseases, toxic or allergenic agents, ergonomic hazards and accidental harms from machinery

  • India with huge diversity of medicinal plants is an excellent source for biomedical and healthcare support

Session 7: AI & ML in Healthcare: Synergy for Accuracy & Sustainability

  • AI-Enabled Genomics can help in the determination of personalised treatments at all levels

  • 3D Printing can help Doctors replicate patient-specific organs. Advancements in 3D printing can be discussed

  • Wearable Technological devices can offer more than just counting steps such as monitoring heart rhythms, monitoring blood pressure, detecting atrial fibrillation and send reports to doctor etc

  • Use of AI and ML in point-of-care devices to facilitate medical practitioners as well as common population

Session 8: Use Case Study: Why & How Telemedicine will Outlast the Pandemic?

Over the last few months hospitals have canceled or eliminated elective procedures, and physicians have restricted physical access to their practices. Those trends are accelerating the adoption of telehealth services as providers and patients turn to virtual visits for safety and convenience. Interactive medicine, also known as "live telemedicine", allows patients and physicians to communicate in real-time while also maintaining compliance.

Prior to Covid-19, patients used telehealth to "see any doctor" primarily for urgent care needs. The pandemic expanded the use of telehealth to "see any doctor" for the acute treatment and triage of patients with the coronavirus. but it also prompted a broader adoption of telehealth, allowing patients to "see my doctor" for ongoing care of chronic conditions. This new pattern of digital engagements is likely to continue and to increase the frequency of consultations, deepening the docotr-patient relationship.

  • Besides why and how of telemedicine, points such as pandemic conditions can be resolved using telemedicine

  • Advancements in user-friendly software as well as medical device based hardware could be an important topic of discussion

Session 9: IPR & Commercialization: Lessons for an Innovator and Valedictory Session

The ongoing revolution in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has paved a way of transmitting knowledge globally, thus paced the innovation significantly. At the same time innovation and production activities of the companies are globalizing. This raises challenges in protecting, managing and enforcing Intellectual property rights across borders. So there is a need for information and implementation of well designed IP systems to encourage the future innovators.

  • Use of new technologies for innovations and how it can be used as an IP for the betterment of the human race

  • Commercialization of IP but keeping in mind the demand of the economy of the country involved (as it is an international summit so we can focus for this point towards Indian scenario).