Having spent 25 years in the healthcare industry, working with the multilateral bodies and organisations across the United States of America, European Union, United Kingdom, Middle East & South-East Asia and the continuum of care, I realised that healthcare needs major transformation across governance, financing and delivery. This requires passionate professionals in healthcare to come together and drive this change bottom-up. Healthcare transformation needs to become a People’s movement. So, the Health Parliament
Parliament is a word that comes with a very high level of responsibility and responsiveness and is sacrosanct in the realm of policy making. My vision is that the Health Parliament will become the platform for brainstorming, debating and ideating the innovative health reforms which will lead to healthcare becoming outcome-driven, accessible and affordable. In the coming decade, the vision is that the influencers in health care across the private and public sector will come from the Health Parliament™. And we will be a major catalyst for healthcare transformation.
We understand that healthcare leadership is bottom line-driven and people generally don’t look at the larger canvas or the bigger picture for healthcare. Through Health Parliament™, we want to broaden the horizons of thinking of people and re-imagine the healthcare as an ecosystem and adopt a systems-approach in solving the major challenges.
Another initiative is the Digital Health Academy™, which eventually will become the world’s first digital health university. We believe that in the coming decades, Digital Health will cease to exist because digital will get incorporated in every aspect of healthcare delivery. It will not be a separate domain. But the challenge of digital adoption lies in the mismatch between technical maturity and organisational maturity. With technical maturity, I mean, there are umpteen technical solutions for every challenge healthcare faces, but the organisation (its people) are not capable of leveraging these technical solutions because they lack the necessary skills and hence, the organisation maturity is low. Through this Academy & University, we wish to provide them courses in digital health to make sure that they have the level of competence to leverage the digital tools to their full potential.
The modules & chapters will be taken by professionals who are either involved in developing or delivering digital solutions. This sets us apart as a unique course in the world. This will help you gain practical insights in using this knowledge by enhancing the skills and competence in the profession and daily practice.
The third initiative – International Patients Union™. The entire healthcare system works for the patient, but the patient is nowhere in the picture because they’re not organized. Through the International Patients Union™, we wish to organize patients based on their medical condition, to make them a force before the industry and the policymakers so that the healthcare is user-centric and not provider-centric. It is not supplier-driven, it is user-driven. This will make healthcare affordable and outcome-driven.
Please watch this space for the launch of IPU
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Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam,
Current CEO of Global eHealth Consultants, a Geneva-based consultancy. He is also Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH). Former Chief, Telemedicine, World Health Organization (WHO).
Is an internet pioneer and Co-Founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company that was acquired by Lycos in 1998. Gunjan currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies.
Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Strategic Risk Management at Verily (formerly called Google Life Sciences). He has over 15 years of experience in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and digital health.
Brian O’ Connor, Chair,
Chairman of the European Connected Health Alliance, a not for profit organization which connects Governments, Industry, Research Institutes, Health Services, Patient Groups etc. through a Global Network of Ecosystems.
Ananta P. Sarma,
Former MD & CEO SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd and currently, Senior Advisor, IDBI Capital Markets & Security Ltd.
Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar
Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar is an established technology leader with experience across sectors managing global customer, telecom, BFSI, Automotive, Healthcare, Government and Education.He is the former Delivery Head for Tech Mahindra. He is an established thought leader, has co-authored the book titled ‘Enterprise IoT’, and authored multiple articles, whitepapers and policy frameworks.
Worked across businesses and verticals, with special expertise in turnaround and startup operations. Former Vice President at TATA Teleservices.
Dr. Monika Lukasiewicz,
Practising clinician with an interest in global health, and the expanding frontier of digital health. Author of articles and books on female health. Public speaker in Poland and abroad. Practised and worked in France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany.
Ms. Mevish Vaishnav,
Policy, Operations & Strategy
Mevish is a senior professional in the healthcare industry, and serves on the boards of various healthcare organizations & government committees. Leads the Government Industry Dialogue and Currently a Vice President at a listed hospital chain in India. Mevish is also a freelance columnist and has delivered talks in India and abroad.
Global Health and International Development professional. Worked with WHO & World Bank. A former Official on Special Duty with the Union Minister of IT, Government of India.
Legal & Compliance
Adrian has experience of about two decades in legal practice and is a revered name in the corporate and social sectors.
An expert in web designing and hosting services
Advisor – Training & Certification
Is an expert in Healthcare IT implementation and training.
Dr. Sukhampreet Kaur,
Advisor, Clinical Content & Training
Healthcare innovation and quality consultant. A medical advisor with content development expertise
Dr. Himadri Bisht
Senior Project Associate
Dr. Himadri is a passionate public health advocate and leads various initiatives at Health Parliament and Digital Health Academy. Served on the jury of Global Challenge Lab 2021 organised by Imperial Enterprise Lab & Tsinghua University and serves on the committee of women’s health guidelines.
Dr. Rahul K. Garg
Rahul is a physician turned strategy consultant trained at IIM- Ahmedabad. He has advised global corporations on health, insurance, and technology.
Health and life science industry professional with expertise in communications and engagement.
Dr. Archana Tapuria
Digital Health Consultant and Research Fellow at King’s College London with keen interest in clinical knowledge modelling for EHR systems, EHR standards, clinical ontology, and computable phenotyping.
Finance & Compliance
Professional with good standing in finance, compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Pushkar Dua is a creative filmmaker. 5+ years of experience in marketing & video editing. Specializes in taking things from ideas to screens. Worked extensively in Education.
Holds a Master’s degree in business administration and psychology. She has worked as an HR trainer and counselor in a nonprofit organization for more than 4years; a Member of Counselor Council of India, is a certified career counselor from Lifology and hold’s various certifications on psychological assessments, techniques and therapies.
Dr. Neha Lakshman
A Graduate in Dental Surgery and a Postgraduate in Hospital and Health Management with a specialization in Health Management from IIHMR Delhi. She has interned under the National Health Mission, Jammu and Kashmir, and worked on a research project on the Health and Wellness Centres in Jammu. She has a keen interest in Public Health Research and Advocacy.