Anupam Sibal will be speaking as part of the APAC Forum, his presentation ‘Accreditation and Beyond, Apollo Hospitals Group’ is on Thursday 24th September as part of the APAC General Programme.
The man who played a significant role in establishing the first successful liver transplant programme in India will be stressing quality and patient safety at the APAC Forum 2015.
Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director of India’s largest private healthcare provider, Apollo Hospitals Group, says a new era of patient literacy arising from access to health information on the internet has created demand for improvement.
“Every aspect of healthcare delivery has to be rethought and restructured into offerings that suit the patients’ needs in a better way,” Professor Sibal says.
Since 1998, when the first successful liver transplant was carried out, the Apollo Transplant Programme has become the first solid organ transplant programme in the world to perform more than 1000 transplants in a year, with a record of 1200 transplants carried out in 2012, 1456 in 2013 and 1547 in 2014.
However, Professor Sibal says, while the sort of medical excellence that achieved these numbers is essential, every patient requires more than just medical treatment.
“A generous heart to help, a few kind words of affection and compassion infuse positivity that can make a significant difference in healing. These qualities should be at the core of culture at each healthcare organisation.”
Professor Sibal believes there is much optimism for a culture of change within organisations, with an increasing number of leaders bringing “dynamic thinking” to their roles.
In the next 10 years he hopes technology will help health professionals to reach out to populations living in very remote locations; “to make healthcare accessible to all in the true sense.”
“I also envisage that genomics will bring about the transformation in healthcare and augment the trend of ‘predictive, preventive and personalised’ medicine.”
Professor Sibal says, in terms of attitudes towards healthcare, there are similarities between India and New Zealand.
“The two countries have a very strong commitment to hardwire quality improvement and patient safety in the care provided to the patients.”
Looking forward to his APAC forum 2015 visit, he says getting a global perspective is imperative to learn to provide “uniform and impeccable healthcare” across the nations.
“There’s a lot to be learnt from the pioneers of healthcare who shall be there at APAC.” he says.
To learn more about this years APAC Forum, and to book your tickets, go to the APAC Forum website – http://apacforum.com/