Special Correspondent

‘Transforming Healthcare with IT-2010' to be held between March 8 and 10

Conference aims at bringing together policy makers, healthcare providers and technologists

Highlight of the conference will be the announcement of Healthcare Awards

HYDERABAD: The Apollo Hospitals group and its consortium partners CISCO, IBM and Tata Consultancy Services will conduct the first international conference, ‘Transforming Healthcare with IT - 2010', between March 8 and 10 at New Delhi.

Terming it a first-of-its-kind conclave, executive director, Apollo Hospitals, Sangita Reddy said it would have a series of comprehensive discussions and panels to review the adoption of healthcare IT and industry best practices for enhanced operational efficiency and patient care. Speakers

The conference aims to bring together policy makers, healthcare providers and technologists from across the globe, combing the synergies of healthcare IT and mobile technology for a more ‘Connected Healthcare Ecosystem', she said.

Among speakers at the sessions are telecom guru Sam Pitroda, NASSCOM president Som Mittal, Pramod Bhasin of Genpact, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals and a host of others.

A highlight of the conference will be the announcement of Healthcare Awards, the first independently audited awards by KPMG, the consulting firm. Nomination details can be accessed on the conference website: www.transformhealth-it.org/awards.html.