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SPIEF 2021 Business Programme to Address Digitalization of Healthcare

1 June

The expert discussion ‘Digital Healthcare: Transparency, Efficiency, Quality’ is part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum’s business programme. The session participants will discuss the use of digital technologies in healthcare and exchange the best Russian and international practices for the introduction of IT technologies in medicine.

The event will be attended by Pavel Pugachev, Russian Deputy Minister of Health; Andrey Kaprin, Director of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Russian Ministry of Health; Claire Bloomfield, CEO of the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging at the University of Oxford; Evgeny Shlyakhto, General Director of the Almazov National Medical Research Centre of the Russian Ministry of Health and President of the Russian Cardiological Society; Petr Glybochko, Rector of the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Russian Ministry of Health; Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government for Social Development; Arkady Stolpner, Chairman of the Board of the Berezin Medical Institute; and Yelena Legezina, President and CEO of GE Healthcare in Russia/CIS. The session will be moderated by Alena Rogozina, special correspondent of the Russia 1 TV channel.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has hastened the digitalization of healthcare, providing a major impetus to the development of big-data technologies, the use of artificial intelligence, and the formation of infrastructure solutions for providing timely care to cardiovascular disease and cancer patients. Remote monitoring and telemedicine solutions facilitating communication between doctors and supporting inpatient, at-home, and outpatient care are in high demand. The use of information technology in global medicine has recently exploded, which has led to a new, high-tech era for the entire healthcare industry, making it more effective, safe, and convenient for doctors and patients.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of healthcare. A major breakthrough has been seen in the development of technologies for working with big data and the use of artificial intelligence, as well as the creation of infrastructure solutions to provide timely assistance to patients with cardiovascular and oncological diseases. The formats of remote monitoring and telemedicine have become crucial for the exchange of experience between doctors and tending to patients in the hospital, at home, and in outpatient treatment. Today, IT technologies in global medicine have been given a powerful impetus, taking the entire healthcare industry to a high-tech level and making it more efficient, safe, and comfortable for doctors and patients.

“During an expert discussion on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, we will exchange best Russian and international practice on the use of digital technologies in medicine, including in the automation of the treatment process, the use of artificial intelligence, and the introduction of other innovative solutions in Russia and around the world. In recent years, the Russian healthcare industry has taken a big leap forward on its way to introducing digital services. The final stage of creating a unified digital loop based on a unified state information system of healthcare is currently under way,” said Andrey Kaprin, Director of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Russian Ministry of Health.

“The pandemic has had a serious impact on the global healthcare system, creating new challenges for all members of the industry and forcing them to search for new solutions. At the same time, it has been a powerful incentive for the development of medical digitalization. During the discussion, we will talk about international experience in the use of digital technologies and IT infrastructure solutions in order to improve the quality and availability of diagnostics for oncological and cardiological patients, and also discuss what global practices of effective patient routing that Russian clinics are successfully using today,” said Yelena Legezina, President and CEO of GE Healthcare in Russia/CIS.

The session participants will discuss the benefits of developing information systems and digital services in healthcare for patients, doctors, healthcare organizers, the government, and business, what top priority tasks will have to be solved to finish building a unified digital loop in healthcare, and what requirements should be applied to the legislative and regulatory support of digital health.

The session will be held with the support of GE.

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