CAHOCON 2018 & Speech of Dr. Preetha Reddy, Apollo Hospitals

CAHOCON 2018 & Speech of Dr. Preetha Reddy, Apollo Hospitals

Over 600 healthcare experts attend international conference CAHOCON 2018 in Chennai

* The fourth annual international conference of Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO) witness healthcare executives, leaders and policy makers under one roof to deliberate on a range of topics impacting the country’s healthcare sector

* Interesting projects that have been implemented in various hospitals in Chennai are showcased.

* Awards in different spheres of excellence are presented

* Accredited with 6 CME credit points in CAT 1 by the Tamilnadu Medical Council

CHENNAI / April 7, 2018 – The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO), a not for profit institution with the goal to boost healthcare quality by promoting collaboration between hospitals and labs accredited with NABH, NABL and JCI, organised its fourth international conference, CAHOCON 2018, today at Chennai. The two-day conference from 7th - 8th of April, 2018, was inaugurated by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Dr Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group, Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) and Governing committee members of CAHO were present on the occasion. The Conference is accredited with 6 CME credit points in Category 1 by the Tamilnadu Medical Council.

More than 600 national and international delegates, including healthcare leaders and policy makers attend this two-day conclave and deliberate on this year’s chosen theme of  “Timely Intervention is the Key to Quality” through back-to-back sessions and workshops on both the days.

This conference provides the important source of learning about the challenges faced in improving quality healthcare. It aimed to integrate knowledge and identify a range of tactics that may be used to respond to these challenges

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) said, “I congratulate CAHO for its concrete and progressive efforts in order to bring in the best practices and create benchmarks to raise the bar of healthcare quality. Moreover, I believe that this conference would equip the participants with knowledge that focusses on patient safety and quality of healthcare based upon national and international standards.”

“CAHOCON is the signature event and annual conference of CAHO to engage with stakeholders to promote quality in healthcare delivery. We are delighted to host CAHOCON 2018 in Chennai this year on World Health day. In this international conference, we join together to intend to introduce fresh and innovative ideas to help address various challenges facing the nation’s healthcare industry and build a world-class healthcare ecosystem.”:Said Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO).

The event includes a scientific exhibition and an awards presentation ceremony. Research presentations, posters, panel discussions and pre-event workshops and master-classes are some of the other highlights. Interesting projects implemented in various Chennai hospitals on energy efficiency, 5S implementation, lab-on-chip, etc. are showcased. Key sessions deliberated upon topics like, Is healthcare sustainable in the present context, Key learnings from other industries, Is marketing a hospital ethical, Medical education, Handling medical negligence, Equity and quality in healthcare, Importance of timely intervention, and the Costing of procedures.

Prominentspeakers include, Dr.Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals; Dr. Dinesh Arora, Director, Ayushman Bharat; Mr. Alok Saraogi, Chief Innovation Officer, Ashok Leyland; Dr. GSK Velu, Founder & Chairman, Neuberg Diagnostics; Dr.Murali Srinivas, Chief - Medical Services, Manipal; Dr. Antony Basile