NEW DELHI : To improve health outcomes for patients and improve their overall experience at all its facilities, Aster DM Healthcare is setting up Aster Innovation and Research Centres in GCC and India.
Over the next three years, the Centre will aim to achieve key milestones like introduction of innovative solutions for home healthcare with focus on digital primary care, establishing a rich eco-system of digital health partners from start-ups to academia and starting digital health, informatics, medicine as a stream for future healthcare workers.
Chief of Innovation, Dr. Satish Prasad Rath, would be spearheading the innovation projects that will aim to leverage the advances in digital health research like AI, cognitive psychology, blockchain, IOT, behavioral economics etc. and on-board start-ups which can drive innovation.
The Centre will also work in a collaborative manner focusing on applied research with academia, startups and industry partners.
The new center will accelerate various ongoing innovation projects being led by different units, like the diabetes, sepsis and dialysis projects; and will be working to introduce an interdisciplinary subject on digital health/medicine at DMWIMS.
Dr Azad Moopen, Managing Director of the group stated, “Our main objective has been to ensure that quality and affordable healthcare is easily available at the doorsteps of our patients. With evolving patient needs, it is essential to focus on digital transformation of healthcare because of advances being made in various areas like genomics and molecular biology which is likely to produce a quantum leap.”
Dr. Rath, a digital health scientist, said, “Today, there are many inefficiencies being experienced by the healthcare industry. We can reach far more people who are not able to access health system due to geography, knowledge or affordability constraints.”