CAHOTECH 2019, the fourth international healthcare technology conference of Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), will be held at IIT Madras Research Park in Chennai from September 27-28, 2019. The two-day annual gathering is considered as the biggest healthcare technology event in India. (The event will be conducted for two days; However, the conference is held on 28th September 2019).
More than 700 healthcare professionals and delegates from across the country will be attending CAHOTECH 2019 this year to keep themselves updated with latest technology and products related to the healthcare sector. These include med-tech vendors, process innovators and solution
providers; start-ups looking for funding and beta-testing space; hospital decision makers; and investors scouting for innovative and disruptive technologies. Start-ups in healthcare looking for funding or beta testing can register for free for the pitch fest.
Mr. Sameer Mehta, Organizing Chairman, CAHOTECH 2019, Said “The event this year will be on even a grander scale than before. An important aspect will be the sharing of experiences and key learnings regarding technological innovations already functional at some of our member hospitals. There will also be assessment of newer technologies and showcasing of promising start-ups. CAHOTECH 2019 will also facilitate business discussions through a separate arm of vendors showcasing their latest technology and products. This international healthcare technology conference organized by CAHO connects healthcare with technology. It is the definitive event for health and technology innovation, investment and best practices. It showcases the latest technology-based solutions to enable maximum efficiency at hospitals.”
More than 25 distinguished speakers will address the audience at CAHOTECH 2019 at about 25 sessions and talks spread across two days. These include names like Som Mittal (Former President & Chairman, NASSCOM), Dr. Gagandeep Kang (Christian Medical College), Lakshmi Narayanan (Cognizant Technology Solutions), Josh Foulger (Foxconn International Holding), Arun Jain (Founder – Polaris), Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Director – IIT Madras); Dr. Yoon Kyoung Cho (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), Dr. Hooshmand Palany (ASEAN – Business Advisory Council), Ravindran B (IIT Madras), and Anil Relia (Quality Council of India). The event also has 28 technical partners and 3 knowledge partners.
Mr. J Adel, Organizing Secretary, CAHOTECH 2019 while addressing the conference said “Technology plays a critical role in increasing operational efficiency and profitability of healthcare providers. It is a driving force behind quality healthcare, helping increase provider capabilities and enabling them to offer better patient care. The focus of CAHOTECH 2019 is on technological innovations in the areas of process efficiency and optimum utilization, enhancing clinical and patient care and empowering patients. This year, we are also bringing health-tech start-ups and investors on the same platform. The aim is to capture good technology at early stages and empower the innovators to scale up and grow.”
Mrs.Bharathi Reddy,Tamil Nadu representative of CAHO, added that “CAHOTECH is the only platform of its kind that brings together healthcare organizations and technology companies under one roof to share and utilize their experience and adopt more efficient practices by healthcare organizations. The objective is to help introduce newer and better technology solutions to hospitals.”
A major highlight of the event will be the presence of equity investors and venture capitalists who will be assessing participating start-ups for funding opportunities in healthcare technology space. Start-ups will get to explore opportunities for incubation and engaging with hospitals for the beta testing of new products. A pitch-fest for startups will be held, with a total purse of Rs 20 lakh available for funding.