IDC encourages health summits as these events bring synergy and transparency to the whole healthcare ecosystem. This summit yielded multiple thought-provoking discussions and brought awareness about technological developments taking place in the country. It also served as a stage for the showcase of innovative health tech start-ups.
Although appreciative of the efforts behind this event, IDC feels that the inclusion of technology leaders from payers and pharmaceutical companies would have enriched this event further, mainly in forming the opinion on interoperability that could help in population health management, specifically in effectively managing NCDs and infectious diseases in the country.
"As healthcare organizations are being bombarded with innovative technological solutions, both by the tech giants and the start-ups, a clearly defined strategy is very critical to ensure competitive edge. Having the latest tools without the rightly skilled workforce does not ensure outcome-based solutions. A focus on skills upgrade across not just IT staff but also non-IT staff will be equally, if not more, important to ensure organizational relevance and long-term survivability," says Manoj Vallikkat, research Manager, IDC Asia/Pacific Healthcare Insights.