Encouraged by the overwhelming response and positive feedback to its diploma and masters programmes in health care and hospital management the Sankara Nethralaya Academy the teaching and training arm of Sankara Nethralaya decided to delve deeper into the subject and take it to the next stage. An expert in conducting seminars and workshops it organized a high power and highly topical seminar on ‘Emerging trends in hospital administration’ giving the participants a golden opportunity to pick the intricacies and finer nuances of healthcare delivery and management directly from the experts and industry leaders. The two day programme got off to an auspicious start on the 9th of May 2014 at the Sri V.D.Swami Auditorium, Sankara Nethralaya Main campus with the lighting of the kuthuvilakku by the distinguished dignitaries Shri John Punnosse, Mentor&CEO, Hospitals&Health Systems, Shri PR.Ravindran, former Chief General Manager, Sankara Nethralaya,Dr. SS.Badrinath Chairman Emeritus, Dr Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Mrs. Akila Ganesan, Registrar, Shri A.Mahalingam, Assistant Registrar and Shri Ramani, Principal, the Sankara Nethralaya Academy followed by an invocation by Ms Anuja Singh, HOD, Optometry Programs, Sankara Nethralaya Academy.
The two day seminar gave an in-depth perspective on topics ranging from teaching and training, role of a CEO in a fast changing healthcare delivery environment, branding of a health care institution, health care insurance and their impact, enhancing patient care, medico-legal issues and leveraging IT for better health care delivery and patient experience. The carefully chosen topics were handled by the pioneers, and acknowledged leaders in their respective fields with a lot of interaction from the participants. The seminar was attended by senior healthcare professionals and consultants from all over the country, an indication of the high confidence and goodwill that the Sankara Nethralaya academy has earned over the years.
The high point of the proceedings was a high power panel discussion on the seminar topic anchored by Mrs. Akila Ganesan, Senior General Manager, Sankara Nethralaya and participated by the eminent panel of Dr Sunil Chandy, Director Christian Medical college, Vellore, Dr S.Aravind, Administrator and Director, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Dr Sameer Mehta, Director, Dr Mehta’s Hospitals and Dr SS.Badrinath Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, followed by a most enlightening Q&A session with the participants. The curtains on a most educative and thought provoking seminar came down with a Vote of Thanks by Shri Ramani, Principal, Sankara Nethralaya Academy.