NABH initiates work on standards for digital health

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app NABHNABH Digital Health Standardspatient safetyProf Rajendra Pratap Guptaquality of carestandards for digital health It will encompass SOPs, guidelines for standardising / defining processes with overarching goal of ensuring patient safety and quality of careNational Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers ( NABH) has initiated the work on standards for digital health by setting a committee on digital health standards. This is the first initiative of its kind in the world to accredit digital health providers, and NABH has roped in the top global expert Prof Rajendra Pratap Gupta to lead this exercise of defining the digital health standards. Prof Gupta has been at the forefront for driving the adoption of digital technologies globally, and played a key role at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in drafting the first-ever guidelines for Digital Health released last year. He is also on the core team, which developed the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI) besides being a co-author of the Global eObservatory Report of the WHO. His tenure as the advisor to the Union Health Minister led to path breaking policy initiatives, and his imprint is visible in the major initiatives of the Modi Government as the policy points-man for the Government, who has driven paradigm policy shifts across sectors since 2014. He was also on the nine-member committee entrusted to draft the national education policy. Prof Gupta has global exposure and is known for his innovative and futuristic thinking, and I am sure this committee will set a truly global standard under his leadership, commented one committee member requesting anonymity. Dr Atul Mohan Kochhar, CEO, NABH will serve as a member secretary to the committee, which shows that the committee is a serious focus area for the Government. The NABH Digital Health Standards aim to consider all relevant aspects of the application of patient interfacing technologies across the continuum of care (for Health & Wellness) applicable for outpatient, inpatient, and remote patient monitoring. It will encompass SOPs and guidelines for standardising / defining the processes with the overarching goal of ensuring patient safety and quality of care. Digital Health Standards may also consider; a) standards with regards to legal obligations, interoperability and communication standards, privacy, and data security, remote monitoring, mobile apps, and other associated activities and fields.The committee comprises experts from across the continuum of care in the field of digital health.People can share their inputs with regards to the standards : [email protected] Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story NABH initiates work on standards for digital health By EH News Bureau on April 23, 2020 Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Commentlast_img read more

Cecon Update on Delivery of First Vessel

first_imgCecon has confirmed that the ramp-up and progress at Chantier Davie Canada Inc. for completion of the first vessel is now well underway. The yard confirms delivery of the first vessel “Cecon Pride” to take place during week 8/2014 as per the contract.The sea trials will take place during second half January 2014.Currently a staff of over 400 is on site with a continued build up during the coming weeks. Cecon ASA looks forward to receiving the first vessel under the new yard contract and the new yard management.[mappress]Cecon, July 11, 2013last_img read more

Dentons appoints ‘mindfulness’ chief to boost wellbeing

first_imgKarina Furga-DabrowskaDuring the two-month course, participants will learn how to reduce stress, improve their well-being, and develop their empathy and self-awareness. Techniques will include breathing meditation, walking meditation, meditation with counting and ‘mindful movement’. The course will also cover exercises that solicitors can do before meetings or when responding to emails.NextMind was trialled last year across Dentons’ European offices and participants recorded feeling less stressed and noted improvements in their social and emotional wellbeing.Furga-Dabrowska said: ‘Neuroscientific research shows that regular mindfulness practice improves resilience, communication, productivity and wellbeing, which are not only beneficial for our people, but also for our bottom line.’Dentons claims to be the first global law firm to create a mindfulness role, and will be joining the likes of Google and IBM. International firm Dentons has appointed a ‘chief mindfulness officer’ to teach staff about long-term stress, perfectionism and the dangers of multi-tasking.In her new role Karina Furga-Dabrowska will roll out her ‘NextMind’ training programme, which claims to develop emotional intelligence through regular ‘mindfulness meditation’. Furga-Dabrowska, a partner at the firm since 2008, designed the programme with the Kalapa Leadership Academy, a wellbeing expert. last_img read more

Dominica places 4th at ECVA Youth games

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 166 Views   no discussions LocalNewsSports Dominica places 4th at ECVA Youth games by: By: Kairann George – July 30, 2015 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share (L-R): Back row: Ray Robinson (coach), Faywani Foye, Darnel Pollock, Marcus Cornelius, Arden Elmes, Lesroy King, Kede Edmund, Jeffrey Edmund (trainer/asst coach.)Front row: Tamir Lawrence (captain) Wayne James, Caron James, Akeem James (photo compliments Oris Photography)The National U-21 male volleyball team recently returned from St Maarten after placing fourth in the ECVA Junior Championships held there last weekend. Despite only two months of training, the team performed fairly well at the tournament much to the delight of the coaching staff.Dominica started off with a bang crushing Anguilla with what tournament officials class as an “impressive win.” The 3-0 victory saw scores of 25-16 25-15 25-23. Next up a 5 set thriller against Grenada tested the boys’ fortitude. After easily handling Grenada in sets 1 and 2 (25-14 25-19), Coach Robinson’s team suffered what he termed a “meltdown” which saw Grenada trounce on Dominica 25-6. The fourth set was more of the same as the Grenadians continued to gain steam and won the set 25-18. Dominica was able to hang on in the 5th and won the game 15-11. The team would advance to face long time, bitter rivals St Lucia in the semi finals. Team celebrates after point (photo compliments Oris Photography)Unfortunately for the first timers, St lucia would continue its dominance in the sport as they would defeat Dominica in straight sets (3-0) to advance to the finals leaving our team to face hosts St Maarten in the bronze medal match. Amidst a raucous home crowd, the lack of experience of our young players saw Dominica fall to another straight set defeat. Coach Robinson also cited a lack of proper preparations and necessary facilities as the cause of his team’s demise. The tournament was won by st Vincent and the Grenadines while in the women’s division St Martin emerged victors.The DAVA again thanks the DOC and LIME for their continued support to our national teams.By: Kairann Georgelast_img read more