As digital innovation and adaptability become increasingly important to create a digital healthcare ecosystem, NASSCOM FutureSkills® PRIME has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals to launch a Joint Technical Educational Platform. This unique collaboration will help in promoting multi-skilling and re-skilling along with enabling unlearning and re-learning to stay relevant, efficient, and productive.
Upskilling through the technical education platform will lead to an “alternate” way of thinking thereby adding a high level of effectiveness to overall healthcare delivery. The collaboration with NASSCOM FutureSkills PRIME (www.futureskillsprime.in) takes learning to the next level with a single comprehensive destination for skilling that will cover the use of digital technology in healthcare management as well as its use to create effective healthcare delivery ecosystem across societies.
Promoting a single comprehensive destination for skilling the collaboration will provide an innovative and flexible training approach by mapping the training to workers levels and career paths. Furthermore, it will help foster careers and motivate them to perform better.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer · IT-ITES Sector Skill Council of India, NASSCOM, said, “With the advancement of conventional and disruptive technologies, the healthcare sector in India is transforming, characterized by new age skills such AI and data analytics to embrace technology for healthcare transformation. This platform in collaboration with NASSCOM FutureSkills and Apollo Hospitals is a step towards moving away from the traditional healthcare practices and advancing towards reskilling/upskilling and to build cross-skills between core healthcare and digital. The healthcare workforce needs to be ready and skilled in not just developments in conventional medical practices, but also in the digital revolution, which is rapidly taking place.”
Speaking about the collaboration, Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “We see this partnership with NASSCOM FutureSkills Prime as an integral part of the digital transformation, which Apollo has championed over the last few years. A new era in healthcare beckons driven by the convergence of various technologies such as mobile phones, sensors, cloud computing, AI, ML, genomics and imaging. The healthcare workforce needs to be ready and skilled in not just the conventional medical practices, but also in the digital revolution, which is rapidly taking place. The upskilling through the technical education platform will lead to an “alternate” way of thinking and executing thereby adding a high level of effectiveness to overall healthcare delivery. The entire body of medical knowledge has begun to double every 73 days as compared with every 7 years in 1980 and every 50 years in 1950.  While use of this data can increase access to healthcare, one can only imagine the level of digital technology and skills required to make use of this vast repository of knowledge. This initiative will further our vision to create an ecosystem that drives learning, digital skilling and preparedness for the digital healthcare of the future, while helping to unleash the innovative thinking that is integral to digital technologies.”
Over the last 3 decades, India has become a global leader in IT, with the largest tech talent pool of 4.47 million, 138,000 net new hires to add over USD 4Bn revenues despite the pandemic. To create the necessary talent pipeline even in the healthcare ecosystem, this Joint Technical Educational Platform will further NASSCOM and Apollo’s vision to create an ecosystem that drives learning, digital skilling and preparedness for the digital healthcare of the future, while helping to unleash the innovative thinking that is integral to digital technologies.
Owing to the skill shortage, it can be observed that the coming two decades will see 90% of jobs requiring some level of digital proficiency. Hence, honing new age skill technologies including AI, ML, cloud, and data analytics can not only increase access to healthcare for all, but also help reduce the medical skill gap amongst doctors and other medical staff.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM®) is the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the Tech industry in India. It comprises over 2800-member companies spanning across the entire spectrum of the industry from start-ups to multinationals, products to services, Global Service Centers to Engineering firms. Guided by India’s vision to become a leading digital economy globally, NASSCOM focuses on accelerating the pace of transformation of the industry to emerge as the preferred enablers for global digital transformation. Our strategic imperative is to build the Industry narrative with a clear focus on Talent, Trust, and Innovation as we continue to champion the need for diversity and equal opportunity.
NASSCOM has played a key role in not just the growth of the industry to become a $190 Billion industry but has helped establish the Tech industry in India as one of the most trusted partners, globally. NASSCOM continues to make significant efforts in contributing towards India’s GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure development, and global visibility. Our membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs over 4 million professionals. Our mission is to make India a global hub for Innovation and Talent so when the world thinks Digital, the world will think India.
About Apollo Hospitals:
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavor by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals, 3800+ Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care clinics and 650 Diagnostic centers, 148 plus Telemedicine Centers, over 15 medical education centers and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honor, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.
For 35 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.
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