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Medical conference on Innovation in Healthcare’ held in Mumbai

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Discussions were held on latest innovations in healthcare and intellectual property rights

A medical conference ‘Innovation in Healthcare’ was recently held in Mumbai, which showcased the latest innovations in healthcare. Physicians, who have indulged in creating innovative therapies or treatments that can be made available to patients at a very economical cost, took part in the conference. Discussions were also held on intellectual property rights.

Dr Gauri Gore, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecologist, “We launched the VYTAL App, which helps the doctors and hospitals to keep a tab on the health of the patient even after he moves out of the hospital premises. It works as a health manager for the entire family and helps the hospital to stay connected with the patient and it’s privacy setting ensures that confidentiality of all the reports and medication is maintained. The app also works as an emergency card that provides details such as allergic reactions , blood group and hereditary medical issues that comes handy if a patient is staying or travelling alone and in need of medical care.”

Dr Vishal Rao innovated a medical device that is available at a nominal price. “Voice prosthesis is a device created for throat cancer patients. It is portable, disposable and can be easily changed, despite which we have priced it at Rs 50 per prosthesis. This is far more economical than other similar prosthesis in the market and hence we call it the one dollar speaking device,” said Dr Rao.

Some of the innovations are focused on helping the doctors for better diagnosis as well. “We have come up with the TNM app that helps standardise the way diagnosis for different types of cancer and its stages is done in the country. This app has a 20 second questionnaire which needs to be filled with just a yes or no and immediate diagnosis of the node of cancer and its stage is revealed. This becomes helpful for junior doctors, radiologists and general practitioners who are not specialists in oncology. This app will help provide immediate information to the patients and their family,” said Dr Palak Popat.

Similarly, Dr Prashant Jha has created a Feto Maternal Device. It can assess foetal distress that can be helpful for patients as well as doctors. Dr Jha has innovated few other such devices as well modelled on various gastric ailments.

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