Experts call for future-readiness in healthcare sector at Healthcare Senate 2017

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Focus on creating a roadmap for the industry to transform into an entity which can effectively tackle unprecedented challenges and opportunities which will arise in futureHealthcare Senate 2017, the national private healthcare business summit by Express Healthcare and The Indian Express Group, kickstarted at Novotel Airport in Hyderabad. After the success of its first edition in 2016, the three-day event’s focus this year is on ‘Building a future-ready healthcare sector in India’. An impressive gathering of healthcare leaders, game changers and innovators will focus on the roadmap to steer the industry towards transforming itself into an entity which is competent to handle both, opportunities and challenges of the future, which are likely to be unprecedented.The event began with a Welcome Address by Viveka Roychowdhury, Editor, Express Healthcare, followed by a lamp lighting ceremony.After an auspicious start, Thumbay Moideen, Founder & President, Thumbay Group gave the first keynote address at Healthcare Senate 2017, the second edition of the national private healthcare business summit. He spoke on the creation of an innovative, sustainable and self-financed private academic health system and elaborated on the efforts of the Thumbay Group in this direction. Moideen also revealed that the Thumbay Group has big plans for India and intends to make significant investments in the country.An informative session by Rajan Bir Singh, CIO, Sify Technologies threw light on the digital trends in the healthcare industry including robotics, 3D printing, AI and IoT. He highlighted the need to build distinct healthcare technologies in a country like India which Is faced with the threat of increasing incidence of chronic diseases on one hand and escalating healthcare expenses on the other. He also spoke on how technology can usher better efficiencies and innovation in healthcare delivery through end-to-end digitalised patient flows and personalised treatment.The day also saw two panel discussions on very pertinent topics. The first one, ‘Fighting the antibiotic apocalypse’ saw experts come together to find effective ways to tackle growing resistance to drugs and the huge adverse implications on the country’s health. The panel comprised Dr Clive Fernandes, Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Hospitals & JCI Consultant, Joint Commission International, Dr Selwyn Colaco, COO, Cytecare Cancer Hospitals, Dr Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman, CEO & GMD Columbia Asia hospitals, Dr Subramanian Swaminathan, Infection Control Expert, Global Hospitals and Sumit Marwah, CEO & Director, Dispoline India.The panelists were unanimous in their view that we need a multi-disciplinary approach to vanquish this growing menace. They recommended awareness, meaningful collaborations, learning from global experience etc as measures to be implemented as part of a comprehensive blueprint to curb AMR.Evolving role of hospital pharmacies was the topic for the next discussion which had an eminent panel comprising Biplab Chatterjee, CEO, BPPI, Department of Pharmaceuticals, GoI; Dr Suresh Saravdekar, Chairman Hospital Division, IPA, Maharashtra; Prafulla Naigaonkar, Former Pharmacy in Charge,Tata Memorial Hospital; Dr Meena Shriniwas Shelgaonkar, Senior Research Consultant (Clinical Pharmacologist),CIIMS and Sojwal Vora, VP & Group Head–Supply Chain, Chief Procurement Officer, Manipal Hospitals.The panelists in this session showcased how hospital pharmacies can become revenue boosters if leveraged effectively. At the same time, they also spoke on the steps needed to streamline pharmacy operations and make them more effective which included incorporating an efficient quality assurance programme, improving supply-chain management, compliance with regulations etc.The first day of Healthcare Senate 2017, after knowledge-sharing galore, ended with a gala dinner which gave an opportunity to delegates to mix and mingle with their colleagues from different healthcare organisations across the [email protected] By salil sule on September 8, 2017 Experts call for future-readiness in healthcare sector at Healthcare Senate 2017 last_img read more

Schools Close on March 26

first_imgSchools Close on March 26 EducationMarch 22, 2012 RelatedSchools Close on March 26 RelatedSchools Close on March 26 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Education is advising that all schools must be closed on Monday, (March 26), as the majority of public schools will be used as polling stations for the Local Government Elections on that day. “Schools are however asked to ensure that arrangements are made to recover this additional day, so that the 190 days (per school year), stipulated by the Code of Regulations can be honoured,” says Acting Director for Communications in the Ministry of Education, Sheryl Bromfield. Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), Professor Errol Miller, had informed at a media briefing on March 14 at the ECJ’s Red Hills Road location that some 6,630 polling stations have been secured in 2,191 polling locations. Monday’s elections will allow for political representation in 228 divisions in the 63 constituencies islandwide. The current number of electors on the voters’ list is 1,648,036, the same number as the November 30, 2011 voters’ list used in last year’s General Election on Thursday (December 29). By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter RelatedSchools Close on March 26 Advertisementslast_img read more

T-Mobile: iPhone X demand will spill into Q1

first_img Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 NOV 2017 HomeDevicesNews T-Mobile: iPhone X demand will spill into Q1 Related T-Mobile US CFO Braxton Carter said demand for the iPhone X is expected to rollover into Q1 2018 as a result of limited supply in the current holiday quarter.At an investor conference Carter indicated the operator experienced “great demand” for Apple’s flagship smartphone from consumers and “more supply than we anticipated”. Despite this, the executive said “going into the holiday season we do think we will still be overall supply constrained,” hence the likely rollover.Carter explained flagship smartphone launches present the perfect opportunity for consumers to assess their device and operator options. As the operator was the last in the US to get the iPhone and holds the smallest embedded subscriber base, Carter said T-Mobile is uniquely positioned to take advantage of upgrade decisions to create more switching.The CFO added T-Mobile is already reaping the benefits of switchers coming in for promotions around the iPhone X. Fourth quarter porting ratios to date are “up significantly” against all carriers, he said. Halfway through Q4, Carter noted the overall porting ratio stands at 1.73 per cent, which compares favourably to a ratio of 1.53 per cent for the full Q4 2016.Over the past two years, the only porting ratio higher than the current Q4 figure came in Q1 2017, which stood at 1.89 per cent. Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Microsoft taps T-Mobile to test connected PCscenter_img Diana Goovaerts Previous ArticleFeature: 5G football – the virtual and physical worlds collideNext ArticleFRAND and connected vehicles – why the Unwired Planet judgment matters to the automotive industry iPhone X shipments hit 50M units up to June TCL quietly expands Alcatel smartphone portfolio Devices iPhone XT-Mobile USlast_img read more

Psychologists find a simple way to reduce racial prejudice

first_imgAll three experiments used a procedure called the Implicit Associations Test (IAT) to gauge implicit bias. The IAT measures differences in reaction time (gauged in fractions of seconds) taken to categorize faces (in this case, Black or White) into groups depending on whether they are paired with positive or negative sets of words. Typically, it takes slightly longer to categorize faces when a negatively stereotyped group is paired with pleasant words, or when a positively stereotyped group is identified with unpleasant ones.In the first experiment, 146 White, Asian, and Latino undergraduate college students took an IAT with two different conditions. In the first, faces were identified only as Black or White. In the second, the same faces were identified as Black or White students attending the same college as the participants. Participants showed less implicit anti-Black bias in the second condition, in which they saw themselves as sharing membership in an important and positively-valued group with the Black people pictured.The second experiment, which included 112 students, had the same basic design as the first, but added a third condition identifying faces as Black or White firefighters. Describing Black individuals as members of this positively perceived group to which the participants did not belong did not reduce implicit anti-Black bias. This appears to indicate that it was perceiving Black individuals as members of a shared ingroup, rather than simply seeing them as members of a positively valued group, that changed prejudiced responses in the first experiment.The third experiment, including 141 students, was similar to the first except that instead of pleasant and unpleasant words, participants had to identify the logo of their own college or that of a rival. Participants were more readily able to categorize ingroup Black faces paired with their own logo (a symbol of ingroup membership), indicating that they formed a direct implicit association between Black faces and the ingroup under the right conditions.“This research provides the first evidence of how and why categorization in terms of shared group memberships can reduce implicit bias,” Scroggins and his colleagues said.The study authors conclude that their results might be used to develop interventions that help to reduce racial bias by identifying and highlighting shared ingroup categories between potentially biased individuals and the targets of that bias. They suggest that these techniques could one day be used to reduce inequalities in medical care employment that arise due to subtle but pervasive implicit biases on the part of health care providers and job interviewers.Even fatal shootings of unarmed Black suspects might one day be reduced simply by finding ways of reminding White police officers of the group ties they may share with one another. Email Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebookcenter_img Racially biased judgments can be effectively reduced by changing the way that people think about group memberships they share with those against whom they are biased, according to a study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.A wealth of research has shown that biased judgments about members of racial minority groups often happen as an automatic reaction occurring within a fraction of a second. Prejudiced reactions that occur in this way are known as implicit biases. Because these reactions occur without thinking, people who hold them often do not think of themselves as being prejudiced. This makes implicit biases particularly difficult to eliminate, raising questions about how to make enduring social change possible.A team of psychologists led by W. Anthony Scroggins, of the University of California, Santa Barbara, conducted a series of three experiments to investigate one potential approach to changing these biases. Research shows that, in addition to implicit negative biases against members of stigmatized groups (or “outgroups”), people also have implicit positive biases towards groups to which they themselves belong (or “ingroups”). The authors of this study examined whether these positive ingroup biases could erase the impact of negative outgroup bias on implicit prejudice. Pinterest LinkedInlast_img read more

Yuji Goto Taking Reins of Yokohama Tire Group

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement From Tire Review/Tyres & AccessoriesAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement On Jan. 1, 2012, Yuji Goto will take over from Hikomitsu Noji as president of Yokohama Rubber Corp.’s Tire Group. Goto is already general manager of Yokohama’s Tire Global Business Planning Division, a role he will continue in next year. Hikomitsu Noji will retain his position as president and representative director of Yokohama Rubber Corp.  (Tyres & Accessories),Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Round Rock Express take on role of zombie armadillos

first_img 521 SportsLogos.Net 8,685 8,685 Forums Home By SportsLogos.Net News, March 31, 2018 in Sports Logo News Forums Home Followers 1 Round Rock Express take on role of zombie armadillos 521 Sports Logo News Round Rock Express take on role of zombie armadillos March 30, 2018 – 18:06 PMDuring the past offseason, Dell Diamond, home of the Double-A Round Rock Express, served as a set for the TV show Fear the Walking Dead. The Express will carry the partnership with AMC into the new baseball season, when for […] Read More… 521 SL.N News 4 Location:DC area Link to post Round Rock Express take on role of zombie armadillos Link to post 1,233 posts Posted March 31, 2018 Go To Topic Listing SportsLogos.Net News WSU151 Sports Logos Sports Logo News Round Rock Express take on role of zombie armadillos Share on other sites Share on other sites Recommended Posts Sports Logos NewsBot Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. All Activity Members Share this post SportsLogos.Net News Sign in to follow this   0 Sign in to follow this   8,685 Members 17,487 posts SportsLogos.Net WSU151 All Activity Posted March 31, 2018 Followers 1last_img read more