The healthcare industry in India has been impacted by the pandemic, but not as severely as other industries. This is owing to the medical industry’s importance. But there are some multifaceted challenges due to changing regulations, rising cost of resources, government caps, and other requirements for delivering care.
Through the pandemic, India has faced shortages of healthcare workers. Other challenges are the production of medicines and medical equipment, incorporation of technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and better management of healthcare and hospital facilities.
The need of the hour is to develop an army of healthcare management professional and ease out the burden of clinical workforce from the non-clinical responsibilities. Preparing the younger generation for this noble cause. Institute of Health Management Research (IHMR)-Bangalore, offers a two-year full-time Postgraduate Program in Hospital and Health Management with specialisation in Hospital Management, Health Management. Health Information Technology Management and Pharmaceutical Management.
Dr Kirti Udayai, Associate Professor and Associate Dean Academics and Students Affairs, IIHMR Bangalore said, “The Post Graduate Program is approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), accredited by NBA (National Board of Accreditation) and accorded MBA equivalency try AIU (Association of Indian Universities). International collaborations and partnerships with top hospitals and healthcare organizations such as Maastricht University, University of Mysore, Piramal Swasthya, Sri Rajarajeshwari rsiedical College and Research Center, Burjeel Hospital, UAE, Narayana Hrudalaya etc. have added values in the course curriculum and industry exposures.”
Piyush Kumar, Associate Professor and Associate Dean Training, IIHMR Bangalore added, “A cut above the rest, IIHMR Bangalore’s post graduate program has been crafted through the lens of modem business fundamentals in consultation with the healthcare industry leaders experienced faculty members and industry stakeholders. We also offer a gamut of industry-specific training programs to upskill healthcare business leaders with strategic mindset to build, lead and manage the modern healthcare business ecosystem. This program brings forward an opportunity to develop management competencies, to understand healthcare business, the new imperatives for growth and its practical application to spearhead the national, organizational and individual’s growth.”
Prateek Jain, Facility Director, Narayanu Health, Kolkata and alumni of IIHMR and Mrinmoy Roy, Assistant Professor, IIHMR Bangalore shares their thoughts on the importance of Hospital & Healthcare Management courses.