Report of 1st Annual Conference of Telemedicine Society of India (MahaTelemedicon 13) held on 1st September, 2013 at Pune, Maharashtra
The inaugural conference of The Telemedicine Society of India, Maharashtra Chapter was organized by TSI Maharashtra Chapter jointly with the IMA Pune branch on 1st Sept, 2013 at Dr. Nitu Mandke IMA House Pune. Over 200 delegates attended the Conference.The CME started off with a welcome address by Dr.Prakash Marathe Secretary IMA Pune branch.He called upon Dr Bharati Dhore Patil Immediate Past President IMA and Shri L.S.Satyamurthy President Elect TSI to chair the morning session. Abhijit Gupta opened the session with a demonstration of Praxify. The product generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm amongst the audience.
Another novel demonstration Health Risk Assessment (HRA) for lifestyle diseases through Telemedicine was made by Dr.B.S.Ratta.A volunteer from the audience underwent the HRA and his report was received on his mobile phone which was shown to the delegates subsequently. Dr. Ratta showed how this tool could be used to detect early cases of Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, increased Lipids and cardiac disorders at an affordable cost by holding mass camps at work site.
The conference was inaugurated by Dr. P.K. Sinha Senior Director (R&D) and High Performance Computing) at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-Dac)Pune, in the presence of Guest of Honour Dr N.K. Dhamija, Deputy Commissioner Training and Nodal Officer Telemedicine , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MOH&FW) ,Government of India, New Delhi. The other dignitaries present on the dais for the Lighting of Lamp ceremony were office bearers of Telemedicine Society of India and IMA dignitaries Dr. Prakash Marathe and Dr. Bharati Dhorepatil. Dr P.K Sinha appreciated the role of TSI and spoke on development of cloud computing technology for development of Electronic Health Record (EHR) for every citizen of India linking it to Aadhar cards. With the EHR being central to most health informatics applications, several countries have initiated programs for implementing national EHR infrastructures. Building and implementing such a national EHR infrastructure requires an understanding of healthcare standards, coding systems, and standard frameworks, each of which may vary across borders and/or come from a myriad of sources. He then spoke on Mercury Nimbus- CDAC’s Cloud Enabled EMR/EHR and Telemedicine Suite. In fact Mercury Nimbus was launched in this conference and was well accepted by the audience. Mercury Nimbus was then demonstrated by Gaur Sunder and Praphul Kolte. It consists of three tools; Mercury on Cloud, Cloud Repository and Mercury for Android, specially tailored to cloud/clustered infrastructure. It can be used in Telemedicine scenarios like doctors working in multiple clinics, groups of clinicians working, clinicians at remote end with clinicians at specialist end and HSP-to-HSP interaction.
Dr N.K. Dhamija and Dr. S.K. Mishra shared their views on the Central Government initiatives in Telemedicine and healthcare sector including National Medical College Network. Dr. N.K. Dhamija stated that MoH&FW, Govt. of India is laying major emphasis on telemedicine application and there is a huge budget provision for the same to help in bridging the gap between Rural and Urban health divide. He also highlighted the fact that Tele-health Act is on the anvil and National Task Force for standards in Telemedicine will be rejuvenated. Dr. B.N. Mohanty spoke on the Odisha TM Network and it’s functioning in the state of Odisha. He demonstrated how three Government Medical Colleges in the state have taken on all the districts of Odisha to provide medical care through Telemedicine. Dr. Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari spoke on National Health Portal. He mentioned that it will now be possible for Indian Doctors to upload useful clinical data and interesting medical case reports on the National Health Portal (NHP). This portal is likely to be inaugurated by October,2013.
The Afternoon session was chaired by Dr N.K.Dhamija and Dr Suparna Telang. Presentations on Tele-Psychiatry were made by Dr. Suparna Telang and Dr. Animish Chavan. They made a video presentation on use of Tele Psychiatry – SCARF in Chennai. They emphasized that it saves time and money for the patient and the service provider. They discussed various revenue models and a simple software to run a Tele-Psychiatry program. This was followed by a presentation made on Tele Ophthalmology by Dr. Sangeeta Wagh and Dr. Suchetra Kulkarni. Through video-conference with Aravind Eye Hospital of Madurai, they showed how from Ophthalmic camps the images of retina were transferred for opinion to the base hospital and from there treatment offered to the camps. They also made a video presentation on Retinopathy of Prematurity. Mr. B.S. Bedi , Advisor, CDAC and Immediate Past President of TSI spoke on EMR Standardization and it’s Inter-operability. Shri L.S. Satyamurthy, president-elect of TSI and ex-director of Telemedicine, ISRO/Deptt. of Space spoke on telemedicine as a service that can be successfully be adopted for the societal benefits in bringing healthcare to the rural and the under-served population, both in India and in other developing countries. Dr. D.B. Kadam, Professor of Medicine, Sassoon General Hospital and Nodal Officer, Telemedicine (SGH),NRHM(Maharashtra) spoke on how Maharashtra has come on to the Map of Telemedicine. He highlighted the Government Medical College Network and showcased the TM program at Sassoon General Hospital. This was well appreciated by one and all.
In the concluding session convenor Dr B.S.Ratta proposed vote of thanks.
Venue: Dr. Nitu Mandke IMA House, Pune
Date: 1st September 2013, Sunday
Time: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
|08:30 to 09:00am||Registration and Breakfast.|
|09:00 to 09:15am||Demonstration of PRAXIFY – Abhijit Gupta / Mohan Rao|
|09:15 to 10:00am||Demonstration of Health Risk Assessment – Dr. B.S.Ratta|
|10:00 to 10:30am||Inaugration – Telemedicine Society of India Maharashtra Chapter,
Chief Guest – Dr. P. K. Sinha – Senior Director (HPC and R&D), C-DAC, Pune
Guest of Honour – Dr. N.K.Dhamija
Keynote address – Dr. P. K. Sinha
|10:30 to 11:00am||Launch and Demonstration of New Edition of C-DAC’s Mercury – Gaur Sunder & Praphul Kolte|
|11:00 to 11:30am||Keynote address Central Government Initiatives in Telemedicine – Dr. N.K.Dhamija (Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Health, Govt of India)|
|11:30 to 11:45am||Tea Break|
|11:45 to 12:05pm||Networking Medical Colleges in India -Prof. Dr. S.K.Mishra (SGPGIMS Lucknow)|
|12:05 to 12:25pm||Odisha TM Network – Prof Dr.B.N.Mohanty (SCB Medical College Cuttak)|
|12:25 to 12:45pm||National Health Portal – Dr. Supten Sarbadhikari|
|12:45 to 01:00pm||Open Session|
|01:00 to 02:00pm||Lunch Break|
|02:00 to 02:30pm||Tele Psychiatry – Dr. Suparna Telang & Dr. Animish Chavan|
|02:30 to 03:00pm||Tele Ophthalmology – Dr. Sangeeta Wagh & Dr. Sucheta Kulkarni|
|03:00 to 03:20pm||Maharashtra on Map of Telemedicinei in India – Dr. D. B. Kadam|
|03:20 to 03:40pm||Electronic Health Record – Mr. B.S.Bedi (Ministry of IT)|
|03:40 to 04:00pm||Telemedicine as a Service – Mr. L. Satyamurty (Ex Director ISRO)|
|04:00 to 04:20pm||Sustainable 24/7 Rural Healthcare – Dr. L. DoraiRaj|
|04:20 to 04:30pm||Open House|
Venue: S.G.P.G.I.M.S. Lucknow.
Date: 15th February 2014, Sunday
Time: 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.
|08:00 to 09:00am||Registration and Breakfast.|
|09:00 to 10:00am||Inauguration Programme|
|09:00 to 09:15am||Welcome Address: Shri L.S. Satyamurthy, President, TSI|
|09:15 to 09:25am||Introduction to the event: Col. Ashwini Goel, Hony. Secretary, TSI|
|09:25 to 09:40am||Key Note Address: – To be announced|
|09:40 to 09:55am||Inaugural Address: Prof. S.K. Mishra, Immediate Past President|
|09:55 to 10:00am||Vote of Thanks: Prof. Nirmal Gutpa, Local Org. Secretary|
|10:00 to 10:30am||Coffee Break (30 min)|
|10:30 to 12:00pm||Session I- Theme: – Basic Concepts on Telemedicine (12+3×5′)|
|Chair: Lt. Gen. A.K.Singh / Shri Vimal Wakhlu
1. Introduction to Telemedicine as technology and its role in health care
– L.S. Satyamurthy
2. Clinical applications of Telemedicine: B.N. Mohanty
3. Applications in knowledge sharing in collaborative environment: Selva Kumar
4. Models of work spaces for telemedicine applications: Demonstration through Virtual Tour of STBMI- S.K. Mishra
5. e-Learning modules: Opportunities and Challenges: U.C. Ghoshal
|12:00 to 01:00pm||Session II- Video/ physical introduction of Natural Resource Center Facilities and Activities (15min) Followed by Tour by STBMI Team Conducted tour (45 min)|
|1. High-tech Digital Lecture Theater
2. Surgical Tele-presence Suits (Module I & II)
3. Medical Education Content Development Lab
4. Mobile e-Health platforms: Tools and Kits
5. Integrated Telemedicine Clinic
6. Integrated Digital Operation Theatre
7. SGPGI Telemedicine Enterprise and Network Operating Center(NOC)
8. SGPGI Knowledge Park
9. Pan Africa and SAARC Telemedicine Network Facilities
10. Introduction to softwares
a. Telemedicine Appplications (Mercury, Sanjeevani, Televital, Prognosys, Nimbus, Telemedicine, etc)
b. Softwares used in medical education content development
c. Medical content editing softwares (FCP, Adobe)
|01:00 to 02:00pm||-Lunch Break|
|02:00 to 03:00pm||Session III- Social Theme m-Health (12+3 min each)|
|Chair: Prof. R.N. Misra Prof. V.K. Kapoor
1. Introduction to m-Health: How it is different from e-Health and Telemedicine?: B.S. Bedi
2. Global development in m-Health: Historical, Standards and policies: K.Ganapathy
3. m-Health Application Scenarios: e-Learning and socialmedia – Nirmal Gupta
|03:00 to 04:00pm||Session IV Theme: Live Demonstration of Telemedicine Applications|
|Co-ordinators: P.K.Pradhan/ A.K. Sangal
1. Tele-Education: Online/ Real Time
2. Tele-Consultation: Standard and open systems (Skype, Google, etc.)
3. Clinical information & Telemedicine synergy (medical students, nursing and medical and para-medical professionals)
|04:00 to 04:30pm||Coffee break (30 min)|
|04:30 to 05:30pm||Session V Theme: Open House Session|
|Co-ordinator: Col. Ashvini Goel
Panelist: Shri L.S. Satyamurthy/ Prof. Saroj K. Mishra/ Dr. Bhagwant S. Ratta/ Dr. Col. Ashwani Goel/ Shri Ashok K. Sangal/ Maj. Gen. Ashok K. Singh/ Prof. Selva Kumar/ Shri Vimal Waklu/ Prof. P.K. Pradhan/ Prof. Nirmal Gupta/ Dr. Vinod K. Gupta/ Dr. Sanjay SharmaA distinguished panel of experts will address questions placed in the question pool during the day until 4:00PM
|05:30pm||Coffee and Adjourn (30 min)|
Dr. B. S. Ratta & Dr. Suprna Telang presented talks on mhealth in Indian scenario & Telepsychiatry respectively.
2nd Annual Conference of Telemedicine Society of India (MahaTelemedicon 14) held on 24th August 2014 at Sangli, Maharashtra.
MahaTelemedicon 14 this year was held in conjunction with Sparsh Advanced Laparoscopy Center and Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College and Hospital , through the aegesis of IMA Sangli. We presented the Journey of Telemedicine in India along with Developing information technology infrastructure for health care.In addition there were sessions on Tele Psychiatry and Mercury Nimbus and its mobile applications .C Snomed was show cased.
The programme was accredited by Maharastra Medical Council with 2 credit hours. Over 350 Delegates were registered and spot registrations added another 25 to the list. It was an eye opener on Telemedicine in this part of Maharashtra and enthusiased many to the field. We are following up to make them as new members. We thank IMA Sangli for its whole hearted support in organising the event.CDAC Pune as usual were the spine of the event.Thanks to the team headed by Shailesh Narvaria, Deepankar Dixit, Santosh Nirmal and Deepak Chaudhary.
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,Wardha
Date: 30th August 2015
Time: 09.30 am to 4.00 pm.
|09:30 to 10:00am||Registration and Breakfast.|
|10:00 to 12:30pm||Workshop Programme|
|1:30pm to 4:00pm||Invited Lectures:|