THE BENGAL CHAMBER IN HEALTH CARE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India’s oldest institution of its kind, traces its origins to 1833. The Chamber has played a pioneering role as a helmsman, steering the evolution of Commerce and Industry in India. The Chamber reviewed and commented upon some of the most critical legislations in the country.
The Bengal Chamber has managed to remain both young and relevant simply because it is quick to recognize and value the only constant in time – change.
In keeping with this practice, The Chamber has pioneered a number of initiatives and programmes in new directions in the past which have brought the cutting-edge offerings in healthcare services to the common man and included lectures on health issues by leading and iconic personalities in health like doctors, entrepreneurs and policymakers.
The Bengal Chamber’s Health Committee has been playing an important role in addressing the critical aspects in the field of healthcare in the State and has been catalytic in bringing about significant corporate consciousness in healthcare management. It has organized Health Expos, Panel Discussions, and Lectures on Health issues by leading and iconic personalities in Health from the fraternities of doctors, entrepreneurs and policymakers. The Chamber’s National Health Debate also deserves special mention, which were addressed by national and international personalities. The Committee also organizes quiz on health & lifestyle to create awareness on healthy living. The Committee’s activities also include B2B Meet with the IT companies to discuss latest offerings relevant to the healthcare sector, Medico Legal Workshop involving doctors, lawyers and hospital administrators to learn and share the experiences on medico legal issues & guidelines, Blood Donation Camp, Seminar on Deceased Organ Donation as a gesture of our responsibility to our Society. The Committee also celebrates Doctor’s Day in a unique way by organising Panel Discussion, Quiz with the Doctors of our Society.
The Chamber has a vibrant IT Committee comprising of all leading developers, consultants and corporates. The focus has always been to communicate and create a bridge between the technology users and the developers on how the applications can make enterprise planning and manufacturing processes simpler, faster and less complicated – achieving all this at a lower cost. Most importantly, as a catalyst, service provider, initiator of sector specific activities, facilitator of business and spokesperson for the State Government, the Chamber envisions itself to be the most valued partner of our members in promoting and facilitating sustainable growth.
Our signature programme is Business IT Conclave, the eighth edition of which was held on 24th May 2017 on Bridging Automation and Society. The presentations shared by speakers, photographs, YouTube links of video are available on our website http://www.bengalchamber.com/events-gallery-business-it-conclave.html The archive of the earlier editions is also available here. The Conclave brings together stakeholders of IT to discuss, brainstorm, share best practices of the latest happenings in the realm of technology. The use of technology in healthcare in the forms of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Analytics, Tele Medicine, AI to name a few, is gaining popularity with passing time and improving with scientific advancements. Use of healthcare mobile applications are increasingly gaining popularity. According to industry estimates, about 500 million smartphone users worldwide would be using a health care application by 2015, and by 2018, 50 percent of the more than 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users will have downloaded mobile health applications.