The Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), which hosted two-day Management Development Program (MDP) highlighted the legal issues in healthcare and called to prevent litigation in the first place. The two-day program witnessed most intricate legal issues being imparted in simplest ways by eminent resource persons. The panel of resource members included, Samuel Abraham, senior law officer, CMC, Vellore, Dr Ramanand Nadig, past president & deputy dean, CREMA, Dr Usha Manjunath, director, IIHMR-Bangalore Dr Ajith Rayan, MD and VP, HOSMAT, Bangalore, Dr Chethana HS, consultant – medical operations, Motherhood Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru, Shashi Bhushan, founder & CEO, HealthMacro Technologies Bengaluru and Dr Veena R, assistant professor, IIHMR-Bengaluru.
Dr Nagesh N. S, professor and head, department of surgical gastroenterology, Bangalore Medical College and Hospital who inaugurated the event said that it was very crucial to prevent litigation in the first place. Doctor’s direct communication with patients and work culture based on human values have to be nurtured. This would go a long way in improving the complexities of medico-legal issues and challenges faced by the sector. The event was attended by over 40+ healthcare professionals. The attendees of the program included, Motherhood Hospital Bangalore, NHM Karnataka, Gujarat and Manipur, State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (SIHFW), Kosmoderma Clinics and Spas Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Access Health International, NU Hospitals, BMS Hospital Trust, RGIPH and CDC, Government College of Nursing Bangalore, Narayana Health, Mallige Hospital, St. Marthas Heart Center, Zion Hospitals and Research Center, NHM Manipur, to name a few.
Dr Usha Manjunath, director, IIHMR, Bengaluru stressed on the importance of training programs for the working healthcare professionals in updating their knowledge to the individual and organization’s benefit and highlighted the need for improved communication and documentation in the healthcare organizations for coping with increased litigation. The training covered various topics related to Indian legal system, various laws applicable to the healthcare sector, relevance of IT in healthcare in establishing a system to reduce errors, alert the healthcare professionals of patients’ health conditions to the treatment. The pedagogy also included a moot court and group discussion on various types of cases. The participants also had the opportunity to interact with the expert and seek inputs and advices on various issues. The event also created a platform to gather healthcare professionals from public sector, private sector and academics. – PharmaBiz