Three-day symposium on telemedicine on Nov 9

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Monday, 6 November 2017

Dr Ratta said, “Over the years, the TSI has brought key players across different disciplines together to discuss the future of telemedicine. The adoption of telemedicine has increased significantly in India and beyond in the past 12 months. The time for telemedicine is now."

PUNE: A three-day symposium will be held to introduce the concept of telemedicine to a larger audience, while discussing its potential as an enabler for transformation of health strategy in India, said Dr BS Ratta, Consultant Neonatal and Urosurgeon, Ruby Hall Clinic and President, Telemedicine Society of India (TSI). 

He was speaking during a media interaction on Monday. He said this year’s theme is ‘Digital Health - Shaping the Future of Healthcare’. The conference will be held from November 9 to 11 in the city.

Dr Ratta said, “Over the years, the TSI has brought key players across different disciplines together to discuss the future of telemedicine. The adoption of telemedicine has increased significantly in India and beyond in the past 12 months. The time for telemedicine is now. 

During this year’s conference, our speakers will focus on how we can build on this momentum and broaden our reach to more people to benefit from telemedicine.”

Speaking to the media, Dr Sanjay Pathare, Medical Director at Ruby Hall Clinic said telemedicine is a complex and dynamic field with many opportunities for innovations that will extend and improve lives. 

“Through increased access to medical care, patients are now able to receive treatment faster; resulting in decreased recovery times, increased patient satisfaction and outcomes, as well as a significant reduction in the amount of money and resources utilised to treat patients. This proven technology platform has enabled us to improve access to care and improve the health of patients. 

“The future of telehealth depends on our ability to make it as convenient and seamless as possible and Ruby Hall Clinic is doing exactly that,” said Pathare.

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