Care Continuum: Compassionate, Affordable, Accessible Healthcare
New Delhi, May 7, 2018: The first of Future Care Conference series, started with a resounding success on the evening of 5th May, at India Habitat Center. The conference was aptly titled‘The Care Continuum: Challenges and Solutions’ and was jointly organized by continuum healthcare industry’s three emerging leaders– ElderCare, India Virtual Hospital and Kainos Global.
Swadeep Srivastava, Founding Partner and CBO India Virtual Hospital (IVH),Capt. Harsh, CEO, Eldercare and Bhuwan Bhaskar CEO, Kainos Global applaudedGovernment of India’s Ayusman Bharat scheme and felt the time was ripe to haveconferences like this all over India to provide Care Continuum and collaborate andintegrate in various ways to improve healthcare in India. Throughthis series of conferences, together the organizers are trying to find areliable mechanism, overcome challenges and find solutions to provide entirespectrum of healthcare right from preventive to tertiary to end of life careacross the length and breadth of India.
The conference witnessed some active discussions fromrenowned doctors from Delhi, media and social workers. Thoughtprovoking conversations identified the need for four main pillars of Care Continuum Model viz Compassion,Affordability, Accessibility and Sustainability. The need to make patientsaware of the right treatment, understand their fears and address their gaps inknowledge was identified as a major need for the day. The last mile connectivityand accessibility can only be provided through technology, the speakers felt.
Swadeep Srivastava, explained that his initiativeIVH “isalready helping thousands of Indians in second and third tier cities bycompassionately handling their need for tertiary care in big metro likeDelhi-right from identifying the doctor and hospital to getting them discountson treatment, helping them communicate with doctors, with out of pocketexpenses etc. IVH experts also provide the Care Continuum beyond dischargewhen patient is back to his home right up the time he is alive.”
Speaking about their unique initiative, Capt. Harsh said “our elderly are the mostaffected due to the disruption of the Indian joint family system andglobalization of job opportunities. Eldercare uses the expertise of Veteransand thousands of doctors to take care of entire spectrum of elderly care. Theconcept is to provide a local child to care for them and to provide jobopportunities to the underprivileged by training them on compassionate elderlycare including healthcare and imbibing them into the system.”
BhuwanBhaskar stressed “Technologyalong will not help. We need technology providers, connectors and trainers.Technology is of no use if end user cannot operate it. This is the major focusof Kainos Global to provide Care Continuum via technology.”
The conference ended with dinner and cocktailsproviding the healthcare providers the opportunity to interact with thedignitaries. The conference provided everyone present a path to channelizetheir expertise towards health revolution in India.