SMART Academy for Healthcare’ launched in Mumbai

SMART Academy for Healthcare’ launched in Mumbai

After creating a cadre of well trained healthcare professionals in Delhi, Mohali and Vishakhapatnam, Tech Mahindra Foundation, the CSR arm of Tech Mahindra Ltd, has launched its state-of-the-art SMART Academy for Healthcare in Mumbai.
Started with an idea to contribute towards healthcare infrastructure, Tech Mahindra Foundation’s Employment drive “Mainbhihero” focuses on creating a pool of skilled healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds and providing placement opportunities to them with the country’s leading hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Said Dr Loveleen Kacker, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation, “The youth come here as students and leaves as healthcare professionals with life-long skills, employment, and a feeling to serve and improve the healthcare services of our country.”
The SMART Academy for Healthcare aims at bridging the skill gap prevailing in our healthcare infrastructure. To provide unparalleled theory classes, the academy has empanelled highly experienced faculty and guests; and set up a modern classroom infrastructure with modern audio video equipments and demo rooms. For practical and hands on training, the academy has on- boarded some reputed hospitals and medical care providers as their training and placement partners to make it a complete cycle of education and employability.
The SMART Academy is equipped with OT, laboratory, X-ray laboratory, dialysis laboratory, an advanced life-saving ambulance and basic skills laboratory. There are also other student facilities including a computer lab, library, canteen and facilities for sports and recreation.

Menterra invests in health tech companies

Menterra invests in health tech companies

Menterra Social Impact Fund has invested in technology companies covering HealthTech, AgTech and EdTech. These investments include Omix Labs and Adiuvo Diagnostics in healthcare. With these investments, Menterra has a portfolio of 10 investments and it is nearing a complete deployment of its first fund.
OmiX Labs has built a next-generation molecular diagnostics platform for rapid detection of infectious diseases. DNA-based proprietary tests allow detection of bugs causing infection within few hours instead of waiting for microbial culture over a few days. Specific information on resistance to common antibiotics enables targeted treatment. Temperature neutral protocols make it possible to use these tests in under resourced settings.
Adiuvo uses machine learning
enabled, non-invasive and portable device that uses multi-spectral imaging for wound care and detection of skin infections. This technology allows significant improvements over existing visual methods. Adiuvo is building a very advanced and powerful platform technology with multiple related products in the pipeline.
Said Mukesh Sharma, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Menterra Venture, “Menterra was formed to use the power of technology to deliver impact at scale by improving the quality of farming, healthcare and education in India. We are delighted to welcome such a talented group of founders to Menterra family.”

KardioScreen: Innovative ECG launched

The India arm of iMedrix, a Silicon Valley based enterprise, launched its revolutionary invention, KardioScreen, in the garden city. The product was launched in the presence of Dr Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the US.
Kardio Screen is the game changer in Electrocardiography, which now detects a heart disease years’ earlier, and it takes less than a minute! Using this product, millions of patients can be screened at their location, preventing untimely deaths. The findings of Kardio Screen are accurate and comprehensive that doctors can rely on to prescribe cardio-care.
Said Dr Benjamin, who served as the Surgeon General in the US and who is on the board of iMedrix, “Many times, the delay in problem detection leads to untimely deaths among the people suffering from heart diseases. Kardio Screen is a revolution that will help address this problem and save millions of lives across the world. I am happy to be associated with this exciting enterprise and a true ‘Make in India’ story that is here to change the world for better.”

BMT services at launched at NH-SRCC Children’s Hospital

SRCC Children’s Hospital, a super speciality tertiary care paediatric facility managed by Narayana Health, has launched Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Services at the dedicated children’s hospital in Haji Ali. With the launch of BMT service, SRCC Children’s Hospital, will be able to offer the most critical treatment to children suffering from leukaemia and many other cancers as well as non-cancerous conditions such as aplastic anaemia, thalassemia, certain neurological disorders, etc.
The BMT service was inaugurated by legendary cricket player, Sachin Tendulkar, and his wife, Dr Anjali Tendulkar.

Healthcare Times YouTube Channel for Hospitals


Healthcare Times YouTube Channel

The only dedicated Healthcare YouTube Channel promoting the best Hospital brands in India

In Association with

Identity Space – Healthcare Media Agency &

Healthcare Radius, leading B2B healthcare magazine


About:  Healthcare Times is an upcoming YouTube channel featuring leading Indian hospital brands and clinics offering wide choices of treatments for individuals seeking medical help. Healthcare Times You Tube channel promotes India as a top medical destination for domestic and international patient in particular. The channel broadcasts eminent leaders in healthcare, their future vision and growth plans, How modern technology is transforming medical treatment in India, Latest trends in healthcare and wellness, Presenting breakthrough medical cases successfully executed  by skilled Indian doctors and much more

Partner:  Content brought in collaboration with Healthcare Radius, India’s leading premier B2B healthcare media by ITP Publishing India

Target audience: Healthcare professionals, Patients [domestics & international], Medical Operators, Facilitators, Health bodies, Accreditation Agencies, Embassies, Insurance Companies, Corporates, Education Institute, Medical Colleges

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Medical Tourism Event Special Feature in Healthcare Radius, March 2017



India is fast emerging as the top medical tourism destination and is globally recognised for quality medical care, excellent services and competitive pricing. Our holistic medicine synergies are MT’s biggest attractions in India. Our Indian healthcare brand is synonymous with “safety trust and excellence”. Thus it is clear that the opportunities and challenges for growth in the health sector are lurking and our industry needs to collective address issue that plagues MT growth.

I am pleased to bring to your kind attention that in March 2017 our industry will be witnessing 2 prominent medical tourism exhibition collectively bringing together the best hospital brands and eminent personalities on single networking and discussion platform. Healthcare Radius announces it collaboration with World Medical Tourism Congress 2017 & International Healthcare Tourism Congress 2017 as media partners

ABOUT WMTC 2017 & IHTC 2017

1] World Medical Tourism Congress India 2017 is being held on 7th -8th March 2017 in New Delhi.
The World Medical Tourism Congress India sees the entry of the largest medical tourism event organizer in the world – WMTC into the Indian market in partnership with The Times Group India’s leading media group. The objective is to further leverage on India’s capabilities in the medical sector backed by a strong value proposition. This would help pole vault India ranked currently 5th in the Global Medical Tourism market and establish it as a hub for medical tourism. Event will provide an international dimension to the MT trade with renowned international speakers propagating modern trends and presenting global opportunities in the sector. An international hosted buyer program presents business prospects from across borders.

2] International Healthcare Tourism Congress 2017 being held in Bangalore from 3rd -4th March 2017
IHTC is the most comprehensive international healthcare conference and tradeshow in the industry. The event will offer an opportunity to interact with leaders in medical tourism industry, both from local and global partnerships. This will be a platform for Pharma company’s, hospitals, Medical Tourism Agents, Insurance Companies, Medical Technology Manufactures, Wellness and hospitality Industry and healthcare investors to meet & associate. There is a special hosted buyer program announced for Medical Tourism Agencies (MTA) which will provide a pre-set number of discounts for registrations, complimentary registrations, local hospitality and travel allowance to selected companies, government employees, insurance agents and other qualified buyers as benefits for Medical tourism facilitators.

Healthcare Radius plan to publish a exclusive medical tourism special feature in its March ’17 edition with special coverage to these 2 events and provide updates on new trends prevailing in international circuits. This features also provides an opportunity for Indian hospital to display their positioning in a global environment via our publication.
Health Radius magazine ensures to be circulated at these event along with a special digital promotion of the magazine to international audience that matters. We invite your participation in this high impact feature.


Booking Deadline : 10th Feb 2017 | Ad Submission deadline: 15th Feb 2017

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MEDHOST Achieves Stage 3 Meaningful Use Certification

Continuing its strong streak in Meaningful Use (MU), MEDHOST, a leading provider of enterprise solutions for healthcare management systems, today announced that its Business Intelligence solution has achieved MU Stage 3 certification for Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) 2015.1

 MEDHOST partnered with CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology services and solutions, to leverage its healthcare BI and analytics capabilities. CitiusTech enabled MEDHOST to enhance its MU Stage 3 certified solution with its advanced CQM capabilities for MU reporting. MEDHOST Business Intelligence is a SaaS-based and a cloud-based executive dashboard, for C-level executives and quality administrators, which helps monitor actionable data for MU reporting. With hundreds of clinical and financial key performance indicators (KPIs) to analyze, Business Intelligence provides deep insight into operational and financial measures, increasing visibility enterprise-wide so that organizations can improve overall facility performance.

 “Attaining Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification is just a part of our larger mission to better equip our clients to provide coordinated care with maximum business efficiency,” said Bill Anderson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MEDHOST. “MEDHOST Business Intelligence solution has extensive capabilities that help our clients meet pay-for-performance requirements, submit outcomes data, perform benchmarking and analytics to optimize clinical and revenue cycle processes, and engage with their clients through intuitive consumer portals.”

 “Delivering fewer medical errors and managing alerting across systems is a key to ensuring effective patient care. Our partnership with MEDHOST has enabled us to build a robust solution which helps ensure clinical accuracy and patient safety, allowing greater ease of electronic flow of information between patients and providers,” said Rizwan Koita, Chief Executive Officer, CitiusTech.

BI-Clinical, CitiusTech’s healthcare BI/ analytics platform, is a certified platform for both provider organizations (e.g. Meaningful Use, PQRS, MIPS/ MACRA) and payer organizations (e.g. NCQA and HEDIS). BI-Clinical consists of a library of more than 600 pre-built KPIs, is deployed over 4,500 locations, supports over 550,000 providers and impacts over 30 million lives.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals releases ‘Painful Wait’

A survey commissioned by Gleneagles Global Hospitals and conducted by CubeX – Sorento reveals the pain points faced by cancer patients and caregivers

  Report Highlights:

·         Overall, Lung Cancer (17%), Breast Cancer (16%), Oral Cancer (15%) and blood cancer (15%) were the most reported cancers in the study

 ·         More than 64 percent of patients in the West were diagnosed with cancer in the second or later stage

 ·         70 percent people had to go through multiple level of testing leading to delay in the onset of treatment

 ·         57 percent patients had to wait for more than 3 months for a confirmed diagnosis

 Gleneagles Global Hospitals today released its ‘Painful Wait’ report that aims at highlighting the difficulties faced by cancer patients during their journey from diagnosis to treatment and thereby identify the key ‘Painful Wait’ areas. This is a national level study commissioned by Gleneagles Global Hospitals in collaboration with CubeX Sorento Health.

The main Painful Wait areas that have been identified include initial symptom recognition and diagnosis, access to cancer diagnostic tests, multiple diagnostic tests, time taken from diagnosis to confirmation, poor access to oncologists, initiation of treatment, satisfaction with hospitals and cost of treatment.

In the area of initial symptom recognition, there is a stark contradiction in the perceived ability of family physicians to understand the symptoms. Respondents in the south (97%) said their family physicians were effective in understanding the symptoms. However, respondents in East (71%), West (69%) and North (47%) opined that their family physicians could not gauge the signs of cancer to correctly route them to specialist. Delay in effectively gauging the signs of cancer at the primary care level delays timely diagnosis and treatment. Hence, the ability of the family physician to gauge early signs of cancer and patient awareness is crucial reported the study.

With regard to screening and diagnosis, less than half the respondents (46%) reported that cancer was detected at stage 1; lowest being in the west (39%) and North (20%) were diagnosed at stage IV. While, 70% respondents got confirmation of diagnosis within 3 months, in west and south the value is low. This indicates the need for faster access to specialized tests and the availability of timely tests results and accurate interpretation to initiate treatment.

 Multiple diagnostic tests were another area of concern. About 7 out of every 10 respondents had to perform several tests on visiting different oncologists. Every respondent in the south (100%) and 70% from the north had to re-do the tests. Poor access to oncologists is a key concern of diagnosis (49%). Faster access to cancer specialists will avoid repeated/multiple tests and agony of patients, commented the study.

Most respondents stated that their expectations from hospitals included accessibility to cancer specialists, quality & expertise of doctors, counseling services, cleanliness & hygiene and all-under-one-roof availability. In the south, especially Chennai, satisfaction level with most parameters while choosing a hospital are higher than other regions. Patient engagement through counseling and timely access to healthcare facilities are clear need gaps to be fulfilled. 

Respondents shared that costly treatment options, re-emergence of cancer, lack of counseling to deal with the emotional stress and access to oncologists were the key areas of concern in their personal experience.

Commenting on the report, Dr. Raja Sundaram, Director – Gleneagles Global Institute of Oncology, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, said, “Painful Wait has given us an indication of the ordeal a cancer patient in India has to go through. The report has shed light on many cracks in the system that affects the proper diagnosis and treatment of cancer in our country. While I am glad that our city according to the report ranks higher on satisfaction while choosing a hospital than the other regions, it is still imperative that we listen to the patients and provide better access to oncologists and counselling to help them deal with emotional stress. I sincerely hope that this study creates awareness and helps the eco-system in India understand the gaps to create a better path to recovery for cancer patients.”         

Dr. Jagprag Singh Gujral, Group COO of Gleneagles Global Hospitals said, “This national survey is an attempt by us to understand a cancer patients journey from diagnosis to treatment and a commitment to streamline the hospitals clinical and operational interfaces to reduce unwarranted stress for the patient and his care takers. The findings are an eye opener and by all means revolutionary for all stakeholders in the healthcare delivery space. We are confident that this new holistic approach that we are introducing in cancer patient care in India will revolutionize the way healthcare delivery providers look at a patient’s journey from symptomatic diagnosis to treatment. “

Mr. Ramesh Krishnan, CEO – India Operations Division, Parkway Pantai said, “According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the projected figure for new cancer cases in 2016 was 14.5 lakh and by 2020, the number is expected to rise exponentially to 17 lakhs.  These numbers are alarming and require collaborative action at both individual and collective levels to make big strides in the fight to cure cancer. We are making a beginning towards serving the unmet needs of patients by creating a pathway, ensuring better patient experience. Through the findings from the research commissioned by us, we will use it to make necessary changes in the way we practice, both clinically and non clinically. Through such initiatives we need to demonstrate control strategies to spread awareness for early detection of cancer and reduce its devastating impact. We also aim to strengthen our resources and provide the best training to meet this increased patient load and deliver quality healthcare”

 The study covers 6 major Indian cities including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. A comprehensive sample of 600 cancer patients and survivors were kind enough to be a part of this study. Insights and feedback was collected through in person interactions with cancer survivors between the ages of 20-55 years old.

The 2nd Edition of the International Healthcare Tourism Congress (IHTC) 2017, in Bengaluru, India, is set to pave way for some new boost to the Tourism Industry

The 2nd Edition of the International Healthcare Tourism Congress (IHTC) 2017, in Bengaluru, India, is set to pave way for some new boost to the Tourism Industry


The IHTC 2017 to take place on the 3rd – 4th March, 2017 in Bengaluru.

IHTC – INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE TOURISM CONGRESS is a noted knowledge platform of international standard Healthcare and Tourism in India with an objective to bring together India’s top executives/ decision makers from the health, healthcare and tourism industry, innovative solution providers and stalwarts to discuss on acute technological issues and business challenges currently faced in the Healthcare Sector in the country. It will, therefore, provide maximum inputs of practical knowledge among Medical Tourism Agencies (MTAs), Tourism experts and Medical Marketing heads, addressing sessions on the latest and most recent developments. The IHTC is more than just a Healthcare Tourism conference. It is a dynamic forum packed with Thought Leadership sessions over a period of two days.

By creating a platform and by bringing in all the stakeholders of the Healthcare Tourism Sector under one roof, Ms. Anitha Niranjan, Managing Director – CIMGlobal wants to encourage the strength of the industry just as much. Keynote Address by Prof. Ravi Ramamurti (Distinguished Professor at North-eastern University and The Founding Director of The Center For Emerging Markets, USA). Also, a Parallel session on Outcome based Round table closed door discussion, Emerging Multiple business models and stakeholders in promoting medical tourism

International Healthcare Tourism Congress have successfully acquired attention and support from both State and Central Government as the topics of the congress are well sorted as per the industry needs. Few of the topic for this congress are as follows like Embracing Health Innovation – India’s strength on Health tourism, Telemedicine, Oncology, Organ Transplant, Dentistry, etc.

IHTC 2017 will be successful in planning and designing the congress around the MTA’s and the Industry prerequisites. We are well aware that Healthcare tourism in India is the next crown jewel that could shape the future of India’s economy and hence we are putting effort in gathering the much-required support. The government also estimates that the growth of health-related services will be more than 5 percent for the next 10 years and that should further attract more such visitors.

Major corporations such as Tata, Fortis, Max, Wockhardt, and Apollo Hospitals have made significant investments in setting up modern hospitals and tourism-related services to cater to the new brand of visitors from abroad.

Bengaluru, is a leading player in the Health tourism/healthcare industry. It is increasingly emerging as the destination of choice for a wide range of Health procedures.

• Highest number of JCI hospitals
• The only city in India which has national Institute in Unani medicine
• Good supply source of medical talent. This includes doctors, nurses, pharmacist, lab assistants.
• Cosmopolitan outlook of the city and that is strong on hospitality
• Key source locations are aware of the city and the infrastructure and it can be leveraged. Source location countries for Bengaluru include Middle East and Africa, particularly, Central Africa Kenya, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, but it also gets patients from Oman, Iraq, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Myanmar.
• City has well development ecosystem of partners including allied service like language translators
• South India has had a good start in attractive medical tourists and Chennai is leading the visitors in the country.

The event will offer an opportunity to interact with leaders in Health tourism industry, both from local and global partnerships. This will be a platform for Pharma companies, hospitals, Health Tourism Agents, Insurance Companies, Health Technology Manufactures, Wellness and hospitality Industry and healthcare investors to meet & associate.

We look forward to see you!!

Contact Person
Registrations – Mr. Gautam Menon (+91 97312 61053 /
Sponsorships – Ms. Meenakshi Ganesan (+91 98454 31894 /

Signing of MoU on National Cardiac Life Support Programme – SEMI & AHPI

Signing of MoU on National Cardiac Life Support Programme – SEMI & AHPI

AHPI and SEMI launched National Cardiac Life Support Programme. Knowledge & Training on Basic and Advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique is essential for every health care staff in a hospital including doctors,nurses and paramedical staff. The survival chances in cardiac arrest can be drastically improved with Early identification and immediate resuscitation.

In India, very few healthcare providers are formally trained or certified in such resuscitation techniques which could save thousands of lifes. In view of providing such an essential training to all healthcare providers across our country, at their own work place,  The Association of Health Care Providers India (AHPI) have partnered with Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) which is the prime society representing Emergency Medicine in India, for providing a two day cardiac life support program.The program will cover basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques,managing cardiac arrhythmia and providing hands on training in techniques like defibrillation.The training program is also designed to address some of the common problems unique to India including medico legal issues and life support in poisoning, pregnancy, trauma victims & children.

An MOU was signed on 12th January 2017 between AHPI and SEMI in the august presence of presidents and board members of both the associations and the CEO of National Board for Accreditation of Hospitals (NABH).