CEO Symposium on ‘Redefining Hospital Management Eminence 2.0’ at IIM Bangalore

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 04 Sep 2015

IIM Bangalore’s Executive Education Programme (EEP) on ‘Redefining Hospital Management Eminence 2.0’, a CEO Symposium of healthcare in partnership with Johnson & Johnson

IIM Bangalore

As a part of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’s (IIMB’s) Executive Education Programme (EEP) on ‘Redefining Hospital Management Eminence 2.0’ a CEO Symposium of healthcare thought leaders was hosted, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, on 1st September between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm at the IIMB campus.

Dr. Chirantan Chatterjee, Program Director and Faculty Member at IIMB said: “The programme, specially designed for CEOs, CXOs, senior hospital managers, hospital function heads and hospital administrators, among others, aims to enable modern quality-centric paradigms in the context of traditional hospital management approaches. The symposium provided the participants an opportunity to interact with the industry thought leaders and get a real time understanding of various issues in hospital management, namely strategy, finance, operations, organizational behavior and human resource management.”  
The panelists included Mr. Sushobhan Dasgupta, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India & President - NATHEALTH, Ms. Meena Ganesh, MD & CEO, Portea Medical, Mr. Gautam Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, P D Hinduja National Hospital & MRC, Dr. Ajaikumar, Founder & Chairman, HCG (Healthcare Global Enterprises), Dr Sharan Patil, Chairman, Sparsh Hospitals, Mr. Swami Swaminathan, Executive Chairman, Manipal Health Enterprises. Mr. Anjan Bose, Secretary General, NATHEALTH & Former President, Philips Healthcare, India, moderated the discussion.


The panelists, while offering an overview of the country’s healthcare management ecosystem, broadly discussed ‘Ethics, Image & Quality of Healthcare in India’, ‘Creating & Retaining Talent & Skilling Indian Healthcare’, ‘Digitizing Indian Healthcare & Improving Access’ and touched on the tradeoffs between patient welfare and hyperactivism in the context of healthcare regulation in India.

They also touched upon patient centricity, disruptive models in healthcare and medical entrepreneurship. In recent times, the panelists observed, medical establishments including hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centres were being looked upon as edifices of hope. Yet while they operate as organized institutions, handling complex processes and efficient practices while managing cost effectiveness - quality healthcare remained a huge challenge and a key policy concern in the country.

The panel appreciated the integral role that media plays in healthcare. It stressed on the need to partner with media to more proactively communicate the good practices followed in healthcare industry for patient welfare.

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