HLF 2012 - Indian Medical Technology Industry: Market Challenges & Opportunities - Dr. Gayatri V Mahindroo
Dr. Gayatri V Mahindroo, Director, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers
Speaker at: Healthcare Leaders’ Forum 2012
Date: March 14, 2012
Venue: Assocham House, New Delhi
Brief: Health technology is the application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life. Effective health technology address accessibility, affordability and availability of innovative and core medical devices required to target the health needs. To achieve this there are four phases of medical devices research and innovation, regulation for device safety, assessment for better decision making, and comprehensive management.
Clinical Engineers are part of the clinical and management team, and work closely with the medical practioners to achieve optional use of technology in healthcare. Typically, the purpose of a medical device is not achieved by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means. Medical devices in particular are crucial in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and disease, as well as patient rehabilitation.