Speakers

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Dr. Alex Thomas - AHPI

Dr. Thomas, Founder-Member and President of the Association of Healthcare Providers (India), Founder-Member and President of the Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), Founder-President (2012-2017) and Patron of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), Consultant to the World Bank and Former Director (CEO) of Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH), has served the healthcare sector for over 30 years. Dr. Thomas has played a key role in advancing progress in India's healthcare landscape, especially in the areas of Quality and Communication.

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Mr. A.N. Singh - Lean Solutions

Mr. Singh is a Management Consultant with specialization in Lean Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, Zero Defect Zero Effect, Lean Service, Lean IT, Lean Healthcare, and TQM. Associated with industry for last 45 years with hands-on experience of production management, project management, quality management, management teaching, corporate training, and management consulting.

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Dr. Anurag Saxena - IIPH, Gandhinagar

Dr. Saxena is an engineering graduate with a MBA from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) has a Ph.D from IIM-Ahmedabad. He is presently working as an Assistant Professor with the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar.

Dr. Saxena's research work was awarded best research proposal award in Doctoral Colloquium, IIM Ahmedabad, 2010. He was one of the fifteen young scholars from Asia-Pacific region who were invited for CPRsouth Young Scholar Programme, IIT-Madras, 2007. His areas of interest are Hospital Management, Health Policy and Planning, Health Systems Analysis, ICT Strategy and Planning, Management Information Systems, ICT for Development, Decision Support Systems.

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Dr. Ashish Arora - Ask Techsoft Care Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Arora is a Co-founder and Medical Director at ASK Techsoft Care Pvt Ltd. The company was established with the aim of using technology for improving delivery of healthcare and providing preventive health services. He has a rich experience of the industry spanning more than 17 years in the areas of healthcare management.

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Dr. Deepika Sharma - NHSRC

Dr. Sharma is presently working as consultant in Quality Improvement at NHSRC. She holds a PGD in Hospital Management & Health Promotion. She is also the lead auditor for ISO 9001:2008. Dr. Sharma has 9 years of experience in establishing & implementing Quality System. She is the Lead & Co-Author for various publications.

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Dr. Girdhar Gyani - AHPI

Dr. Gyani is currently working as Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India), which is engaged in building capacity in India's health systems. He has previously been associated as Secretary General, Quality Council of India during 2003-12. He was instrumental in setting up of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers. He has over 40 years of service in the areas of Teaching, Research and Quality Management. He has been involved in research & development with the DRDO for 15 years and has designed & launched India's first M S Programme in Quality Management.

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Dr. Indu Arneja - Indian Institute of Healthcare Communication

Dr. Arneja is Psychologist in private practice, working for the last 30 years in the field of Health and Psychology. She is presently associated with Indian Institute of Healthcare Communication. She is a Professor and Soft Skills Trainer imparting indepth knowledge and skills to the students of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Management on various subjects like understanding human behaviour, applied psychology, interpersonal skills and communication.

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Dr. J.N. Srivastava - NHSRC

Dr. J N Srivastava, is working as Advisor Quality Improvement at the National Health Systems Resource Centre, which is a Technical Advisory Body to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI. He and his team lead Quality Improvement initiatives under the National Health Mission (NHM). Under his leadership, the National Quality Assurance Standards for every level of Primary and Secondary care facility have been developed. The Standards have been accorded International Accreditation of International Society of Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). For addressing the issue of cleanliness and strengthening infection control practices, 'Kayakalp' initiative has been launched. For improving Quality of Care around birth, he led technical consultations on 'LaQshya' initiative. He supported Government of India constituted task-force on 'Standard Treatment Guidelines'. He is also WHO Consultant in Health Quality & STGs for Republic of Maldives. He is an elected member of National Academy of Medical Sciences and founder member of Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management and Health Systems Action Network; and visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai & guide to PhD scholars.

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Dr. Jaydeep M. Gadhavi - GMERS Medical College

Dr. Gadhavi is presently working as Associate Professor at the GMERS Medical College, Gandhinagar. With over 19 years of experience he has conducted over 200 NABH assessments. He is also an assessor for NQAS under ministry of health and family welfare. Dr. Gadhavi is an empaneled assessor for NABH and QCI. His interest areas include Laparoscopy and healthcare quality.

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Dr. Neeraj Nischal - AIIMS

Dr. Nischal is working as Assistant Professor of Department of Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. His areas of interest include, Infectious Disease with special emphasis on HIV and Tuberculosis, evidence based guideline development and Socio-demographic studies. He is also running the ART plus center of the Institute.

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Dr. Nikhil Prakash - NHSRC

Dr. Prakash is presently working as a Senior Consultant in Quality Improvement at NHSRC. He holds a post graduate degree in Quality Management, a certified lean practitioner and Six Sigma Black Belt with over 10 years of experience with core competence in developing Quality standards and tools. Dr. Prakash has publications in various International Journals.

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Dr. Parminder Gautam - NHSRC

Dr. Gautam is presently working as a Senior Consultant in Quality Improvement at NHSRC. He is a M.Phil. (Health Systems Management) BITS Pilani, MBA (Health Care Administration) FMS, DU and has an experience of over 20 years in Hospital and Health system Management.

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Dr. Rashmi Wadhwa - NHSRC

Dr. Wadhwa is presently working as a Consultant in Quality Improvement with NHSRC. She holds a PGDHM from IIHMR- Delhi and is a certified professional in health care quality management from Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation, Hyderabad. She has over 4 years of experience working in implementation of National guidelines of quality improvement (NQAS) in public health facilities and for quality improvement of neonatal health (Family participatory care for sick women).

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Dr. Sangeeta Sharma - IHBAS

Dr. Sharma is presently a Professor & Head of Neuropsychopharmacology at Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences, Delhi. She has a rich and diversified professional and managerial experience in health as Secretary, Medical Council of India, and Medical Superintendent, IHBAS. Dr. Sharma's key area of interest for last 25 years is promotion of rational use of medicines among various stakeholders, planning, implementation & monitoring of policy-relevant interventions to improve availability & accessibility of medicines and operations involved in medicine use, patient safety, quality management systems in hospital, and material management.

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Dr. Sanjiv Kumar - IIHMR

Dr. Kumar has an experience of over 40 years in public health in 29 countries in Central and South Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Eastern Europe and in academics. Dr. Kumar is presently associated with IIHMR as Director. He was previously Executive Director of NHSRC that provides technical support to Ministry of Health and state governments in India.

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Mr. Satish Kapoor - Artemis Hospitals

Mr. Kapoor is a skilled Health care Professional with more than 15 years of experience in Quality / Accreditation, Hospital Operations and implementing all aspects of NABH and JCI Accreditations in Hospitals. He has worked with Senior Management teams and gained valuable experience in hospital operations including Medical Operations, CAPEX Management, Clinicians' Engagement, and Academic programmes.

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Prof. S. K. Neogy - Indian Statistical Institute

*Ph.D from Indian Statistical Institute *Research Interests: Mathematical Programming, Complementarity Modeling, Non-cooperative games, Stochastic Games, Matrix Analysis with applications in Optimization Theory, Generalized Convexity and Combinatorial Optimization *Teaching Interests: Applied Statistics, Linear Programming, Nonlinear Programming, Non-cooperative games, Stochastic games, Statistical Quality Control, Six Sigma, Quality Management.

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Mr. Shomik Ray - IIPH, Delhi

Mr. Ray is a management professional engaged in the public health sector for over 20 years. He has worked on HIV/AIDS and health sector support programmes at the district, state and national level. He has been engaged with various development organisations including international NGOs like OXFAM, GTZ and DFID in positions of increasing responsibility. He is presently working as Associate Professor with the Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi.

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Dr. Somen Saha - IIPH, Gandhinagar

Dr. Saha is an Associate Professor with the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar. His work areas include economic assessment of health programmes, impact evaluation, health financing, and health systems convergence. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia and dual Masters in Public Health and Health Management. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, serves as External Project Advisor at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and served as visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design and Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management at Ahmedabad.

Dr. Saha currently leads the Regional Resource Centre for Health Technology Assessment set up at IIPHG with support from Department of Health Research, Government of India. He is also a recipient of Mental Health grant from the Gujarat Institute of Mental Health – Hospital for Mental Health Ahmedabad. His teaching experience includes teaching courses in Project Management, Financial Management, Health Technology Assessment, Impact Evaluation and Quality of Care at the Master’s level.

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Ms. Vinny Arora - NHSRC

Ms. Arora is presently working as a consultant in Quality improvement at NHSRC. She holds a MBA in hospital administration and PG certificate in QM and AHO. She has over 11 years of experience in healthcare quality and operations management. Her areas of expertise include accreditation and training, infection control.

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Dr. V. K. Singh - InnovatioCuris

Surgeon R Admiral Singh, VSM (Retd.) is Managing Director of InnovatioCuris (IC), he also is the Adjunct Professor-World Heath Innovation Network, Odette School of Business and University of Windsor, Canada. He is an honorary Professor at Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia and visiting professor of Indian Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Technology. He has served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer of United Nations. He is also the Founder Director of International Institute of Health Management & Research.