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  • A Focus on Digital Health at the 5th Edition of the International Conference InnoHEALTH 2022 organized by IIIT Delhi and InnovatioCuris

    Published on December 12, 2022

    New Delhi : Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi co-organized and hosted the InnoHEALTH 2022 on 9th and 10th of December, 2022. InnoHEALTH is an annual event of InnovatioCuris (IC), a unique organization, which brings deep healthcare expertise, a scientific rigour on applying global innovation models & management processes by leveraging IT to deliver healthcare at an optimum cost.

    The theme for this year’s event was Digital Health, walking in the path of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. Policymakers, healthcare thought leaders, providers, academicians and scientists, and innovators were invited to deliberate on Healthcare Delivery, Health Research & Development, Affordable Treatment, and Digital Health Infrastructure in the country.

    The event hosted discussions on diverse areas of digital health, including universal health coverage, artificial intelligence, healthcare data, ethics, and inclusion and digital skilling of the healthcare workforce. It aligns with the goals and objectives of the National Health Policy (NHP) 2017, National Education Policy 2020, and the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission to create a digital infrastructure for providing healthcare services across the country.

    Speaking on the occasion Prof. Ranjan Bose, Director IIIT-Delhi said “By pursuing a cohesive, sustainable approach with the help of new-gen technologies, healthcare delivery is witnessing rapid innovation and improved outcomes. Embracing such innovative technologies, the digital-first approach can enhance patient-centricity and is the need of the hour”. He also added that “IIIT-Delhi started the Centre of Excellence on Healthcare two years back. Since then, the centre has been making tremendous progress in this space. The centre also designed WashKaro app which was very useful during the Covid times. Two faculty members from the Institute were also on the team to develop the Delhi Governments’ official Delhi Corona App.”

    IIIT-Delhi and ScanBalt also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with during InnoHEALTH 2022 conference. This partnership aims to develop cooperation in the digital health field jointly. Supporting each other in the outreach on relevant Digital Health activities and events. The collaboration will also help in exchanging best practices through one–to–one meetings and public webinars/seminars between EU and India.

    During the Inaugural session Dr. Jaanus Pikani, Chairman, ScanBalt & Tartu Biotechnology Park said “The acceptance of digital health applications, including teleconsultations, is at much higher levels post covid 19. I think that a lot of governments, policymakers and healthcare providers  have now realised that they need to accelerate the use of these digital services for end to end delivery of healthcare facilities”

    The campus saw an impressive line of panels and speakers during the course of two days.

    Day 1:

        Pre Conference Workshop: Dealing with Healthcare Data for Clinicians

             Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi, Head of the Centre of Excellence on Healthcare at IIIT-Delhi

            Dr. Gitanjali Yadav, NIPGR, IISER Bhopal

        Session 1: Inaugural

            Prof. Ranjan Bose, Director, IIIT-Delhi

            Dr. V K Singh, MD, InnovatioCuris

            Mr. Margus Solnson, Deputy Head of Mission Estonian Embassy in India

            Dr. R K Srivastava, Senior Advisor for innovation and public health

            Dr. M. Vishnu Vardhana Rao, Scientist G and Director ICMR-National Institute of Medical Statistics

            Tavpritesh Sethi, Associate Professor (CB), IIIT-Delhi

            Dr. Jaanus Pikani, Chairman, ScanBalt & Tartu Biotechnology Park

            Ms. Shipra Mishra, CEO & MD, Delhi Research Implementation and Innovation

            Mr. Utkarsh Uppal, Deep Learning Solutions Architect, NVIDIA

        Session 2: Invited Talk on Digital Health Implementation / Case Studies

            Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President, CAHO

            Dr. Sujay Kar, Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President Apollo Hospitals

            Dr. Jaanus Pikani, Chairman, ScanBalt & Tartu Biotechnology Park

            Dr. K Madan Gopal, Senior Consultant (health), NITI Aayog

    4.     Session 3: AI / SaMD implementation challenges and opportunities

            Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Founder & Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging

            Mr. Sachin Gaur, Director Operations, InnovatioCuris

            Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi, Associate Professor (CB), IIIT-Delhi

            Dr. Rakesh Lodha, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

            Dr. Vibha Jain, Principal Consultant, Synergy Digitals

            Dr. Sujay Kar, Chief Medical Information Officer & Vice President Apollo Hospitals

            Dr. AI, Natural Language Processor, Large Language Model (Internet)

    Day 2

        Session 4: InnovateHER: Inspiring Women Leaders in Digital Health

             Dr. Sunita Chauhan, Director, Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering and Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Monash University             Australia

            Ms. Upasana Arora, Director, Yashoda Super Speciality Hospitals

            Dr. Kamini Khillan, Senior Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

            Dr. Debleena Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Marwadi University

            Dr. Gitanjali Yadav, Scientist, NIPGR New Delhi, Adjunct Professor of Data Science, IISER Bhopal

        Session 5: Digital Health Services for Non Communicable Diseases / Preventive Health Care

            Dr. Ravi Gaur, Founder & Director Unipath DRG Specialty Laboratories Chairman Medical Advisory Committee Unipath Specialty Laboratories Ltd

            Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Co – Founder, FootSecure, Yostra Labs

            Ms. Khushboo Agarwal, Founder, Zyla Health

            Mr. Bhuvan Srinivasan, Chief Business Officer, Ultrahuman

            Dr. Amit Raj, Managing Director, Plexus Cardiac Care

        Session 6: Getting Healthcare Data Right

            Ms. Brahmajyot Dhillon, Healthcare Analytics Solutions and Delivery Leader Marsh McLennan

            Mr. Partha Dey, Founder & CEO, U4RAD

            Dr. Hemant Kumar, Visiting faculty, FMS, University of Delhi

            Dr. Vibha Jain, Principal Consultant, Synergy Digitals

            Dr. AI, Natural Language Processor, Large Language Model (Internet)

        Fireside Chat: Counselling by effective communication in wellness

            Ms. Poonam Bhargava, Director, VNAND – The Learning Academy

            Dr. Ravi Gaur, Founder & Director Unipath DRG Specialty Laboratories, Chairman Medical Advisory Committee Unipath Specialty Laboratories Ltd

        Session 7: Preparing Indian Healthcare workers for Digital Services

            Dr. Gopichandran Lakshmanan, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, AIIMS

            Mr. Devdatta Puntambekar, Founder & CEO, Sattvarise Technologies

            Dr. (Prof) Raminder Kalra, Principal, Holy Family College of Nursing

            Ms. Achala, Assistant Director, Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India

            Dr. Lekha Vishwanath, Principal, Nursing College & Deputy Director, Nursing Service at Amrita Hospital, Faridabad

        Session 8: Code of Medical Ethics

            Dr. Hara Prasad Mishra, Physician, University of Delhi

    To celebrate and encourage innovation, particularly in the healthcare sector, InnovatioCuris Foundation of Healthcare and Excellence and Arvind Lal Vandana Lal (ALVL) Foundation jointly organised “Young Innovator Award” the session was judged by :

    1. Prof. S. Venkataramanaiah, Professor of Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
    • Prof. Saurabh Gupta, Assistant Professor, NIT Raipur
    • Dr. Mohit Gambhir, Innovation Director, MHRD Innovation Cell, Government of India
    • Mr. Saurabh Kumar Chaubey, CEO, iHub Anubhuti-IIITD Foundation

    This year’s Young Innovator’s Award received a total of 102 nominations from various parts of India. The innovations included, innovation like Clip-on light tracker (MyLyt) for estimating light exposure in real time, Embedded device to detect harmful gases and dangerous situations in coal mines, Micro ECG – A compact and portable ECG machine, Prescribe diets for reducing the glycemic index and detect diabetic complication issues using machine learning and neural networks, Reduce fluorine levels in the drinking water through natural fluorine filter (water pot) and natural materials, IoT based device to Track leg motion activity of normal and orthotic person and suggest an exercise based on their Gait analysis. 


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