Event to also provide platform for startups for funding, incubation and beta-testing of new health-tech products
CAHOTECH 2020, the fifth international healthcare technology conference of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO), will be held virtually from September 25-29, 2020, between 5 to 7 pm. The theme this year is “Future of Healthcare – Making it Happen.”
More than 1,000 healthcare professionals and delegates will be attending CAHOTECH 2020 virtually to keep themselves updated with latest technology and products related to the healthcare sector. These include med-tech vendors, process innovators and solution providers; start-ups; hospital decision makers; and investors scouting for innovative and disruptive technologies. The event this year will also have a virtual expo and virtual conference.
The event includes the Hospital Innovation Awards for unique and indigenous innovations, with a jury comprising international and national healthcare and tech leaders.
Start-ups in healthcare looking for funding or beta testing can register for a nominal fee (Rs 500) for the virtual PitchFest to be held on Sept 19-20, 2020. They can present their ideas to healthcare leaders, technology experts, and investors and win prize money of up to Rs 5 lakhs. Registration is available at cahotech.com till September 15, 2020.
Sameer Mehta, Vice President, CAHO and Organising Chairman, CAHOTECH 2020, said the event will bring together international and national healthcare and technology experts closer to the participants to look beyond the pandemic and decode the future.
More than 30 speakers will address the audience virtually at CAHOTECH 2020 across several sessions and talks. These include names like Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY; Dr Girdhar J Gyani, Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers of India; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd.; Sangita Reddy, Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals; Dr Ajay Nair, CEO, Swasth; John Meiners, Chief of Mission, Aligned Business & Healthcare Solutions, American Heart Association; Dr Kumar Belani, Prof. of Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota Health (USA); Dr Mohan Chellappa, President (Global Ventures), Johns Hopkins Medicine International; Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman and Executive Director, Narayana Health; and Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare
J Adel, organising secretary, CAHOTECH 2020 said, “With a heavy focus on technological innovations, CAHOTECH is meant to introduce newer and better technology solutions to the healthcare industry. It offers a unique platform for healthcare providers to learn about the recent advancements in healthcare technology and to make them ready for futuristic trends in the field of IT, medical equipment, machinery and processes. The event connects healthcare with technology and looks at solutions to make modern healthcare accessible, available and affordable for all. The PitchFest would bring health-tech startups and investors on the same platform to identify promising technology at early stages and empower them to scale up and grow.”
Dr Lallu Joseph, General Secretary, CAHO, said, “CAHOTECH 2020 is a platform for healthcare organisations and technology industry to share and utilize combined experience, to guide themselves continuously towards more efficient practices utilising technological development. Each day national and international speakers will be deliberating on a range of topics including Faster Adoption of Telemedicine; Future of Learning – A Paradigm Shift; Connected Care – Breakthroughs, Disruption & Innovations; Hospitals of the Future – Advanced Technologies; and Next Generation Healthcare for India. The event is highly focused to understand future healthcare technologies for clinicians, hospital managers and administrators, biomedical engineers, scientists, researchers and other stakeholders of healthcare industry interested in promoting change through innovation and advancement in healthcare.”
Delegates can register for the conference at www.cahotech.com for a fee of Rs 500 for members and Rs 1000 for non-members.