Thursday, 1 February 2018

Workshop on Internet of things (IoT) held on 25th January 2018

A workshop on Internet of things was conducted on 25 th January 2018, Thursday .Internet of Things is becoming the necessity of time and a basic requirement for any organization and thus it is essential for students and budding Managers to learn the basic fundamentals of IOT and apply the same in their organizations while dealing with practical problem.
Session 1 - The session started at 9:30 am with an inspiring quote on internet by Miss Vanshika Sengar and introduction of first speaker Mr Rajesh Vartak. The topic of the session was cracking the code of generation next information. As we were all new to the topic he started with the basics of internet, how automation/programming has become a fourth language, Gartner technologies 2016, Technology growth, invention of JAVA and future technologies like SMAC .He explained how merger of the two that is physical world (sensor) and digital world (SMAC) lead to Internet of Things. We were also taught about the stories of analytics, Machine learning andDeep learning.After the basic introduction we were then explained about what is IOT, future of IOT i.e. IOT preparations in 2020, layers of IOT, what is an IOT device, emotional internet of things and components of IOT. The session ended with a video on how oracle IOT upgraded a car racing game to a real life experience.

Session 2- The second session started at 1135 hrs and was conducted by Mr Harish Rijhwani. The topic of the session was Impact of IOT on Healthcare vertical. He taught us about the three square market, what can IOT connect to, he showed us a video on social web of things, how IOT can help from appointment in a healthcare centre, bed management,Medication control,Management of room temperature and tracking of hand hygiene compliance and patients with the help of RFID. He emphasized on the use of IOT for sensors for points of care and ICD which helps in medical transcription, coding and billing. He cited the example of organization like Ohio Health, Apollo Hospital,Chennai and Manipal Bengaluru which are using IOT for efficient running. He ended the session with challenges in implementing IOT in healthcare and how do IT companies play a role in its development, integration and R&D which was followed by a lunch break.

Session 3- The final session for the day started post lunch at 1400 hrs. The session was conducted by Dr.Neelesh Kumbhojkar. It was an interactive session with Dr. Kumbhojkar asking the students multiple questions .The main focus of the talk was 'demystifying the technology trends in healthcare'. Dr Kumbhojkar started by talking about the current scenario, technology, market segmentation and latest happenings in the industry. He then went on to talk about the range of devices and growth talking place in the industry with  respect to internet of things. Later on he talked about the reasons for growth, expectations in the future and importance of developing skills in big data. The session was concluded after a discussion on various career opportunities in the sector for the MBA-HHM students.

26th January celebration by SIHS

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Hospital Finance Planning workshop held on 19th Jan 2018


As students we are always taught that “sky is the limit”. Symbiosis provides us with a platform to reach new heights. Keeping into mind the growth and development of an individual as a whole, SIHS conducted a workshop on 19th January 2018 on hospital financial planning. There was an array of speakers from renowned hospitals who enlightened us with various aspects of the finance in a hospital.

The first speaker was Col. SKM Rao, CEO, Jupiter Hospital, Baner. He spoke about the basic concepts of finance like profit and loss accounts, break even sales, break-even point etc. it provided us with an insight into the world of finance. Next we had Abhijit Dhumal and Mr.Avinash, customer care manager, Colombia Asia hospital, Pune. The session with them was exhilarating as they told us about the various procedures in billing and accounting of a patient when admitted in the hospital. They also spoke about the different packages that are designed for individual patients and executive packages. They shared some real- life situations where several issues regarding payment were of grave concern to the patient. The final speaker was Mr. Sunil Verma, Assistant Professor, AFMC, Pune. He spoke about the entire budget planning and how funds are raised in the public sector. His lecture changed our perception about the entire public sector.
All in all, the entire workshop was extremely educative and helped us to gain more information about the various aspects of finance and how is it dealt in the hospital. Such workshops always give us an opportunity to learn more about the industry and promote newer skills within us.

Submitted by-
Anuradha Banerjee
Batch 2017-19

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Akshay Kumar @ Symbiosis to talk about the "Cinema as a medium of social consciousness and cultural transformation"

On 15 th January 2017, Symbiosis Centre of Management Studies conducted a panel discussion on"Cinema as a medium of social consciousness and cultural transformation"    by the one and only Khiladi of the Bollywood –Mr. Akshay Kumar. 

Along with Mr.Akshay Kumar the others present for the discussion was Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro- Chancellor, Symbiosis International University, Dr. Ruchi Jaggi, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, and Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean and Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University.

Here, Mr. Kumar started the session by talking about the aims to remove the stigma around periods. He believes that entertainment can normalize taboos in a way, other mediums cannot. He discussed that how women should not shy away from talking about the menstruation issue and certainly should not whisper about it, as it is as natural as having food and drinking water. Mr. Kumar also shared his experiences with the women while shooting for the movie, like various methods these women are using to manage their menstrual bleeding like ashes, mud, dirty clothes etc. and he also told us that 30% of rural women do not even know about the sanitary napkins.

He also slammed the Central government for levying 12% GST on sanitary napkins and said that instead women should get it for free as it is a basic necessity. He also made the session interactive by answering several questions from students regarding the movie.In the hour-long discussion session; Akshay was witty, funny, and honest. He spoke of his stand on being a part of socially-relevant films,
his interesting line-up of films in the last few years, and his fitness.

He also explained that how government cannot be blamed for everything, Akshay expressed, “We always blame the government. But what do we do? I stay on the beachside in Mumbai. So I make sure at least the 100-meter area in front of my house is clean. That’s what every citizen of India needs to do. It is about time we did things ourselves and only then we will see a change.”

In between the session, the Ambassador of Gambia, Jainaba Jagne walked up and Mr.Akshay invited her to join him on the dais. Impressed by his work, she remarked, “The message that he is trying to send out is a problem for every lady across the world. It’s a natural phenomenon, which should actually be a part of everyday conversation.” And also she was generous enough to promise Akshay that she would love to screen Padman across theatres in Gambia.

At last he also shared the mantra behind his great physique- he sleeps at 9.30 p.m. and wakes up by 4a.m. In short, he has never missed a sunrise. And without fail he chants the Gayatri Mantra in the morning. Akshay is a family man. His parting words to us were: “Before stepping out of the house, I always touch my parents’ feet. Just do that because there’s some positive aura about it.” Through his speech he busted many myths regarding periods and emphasized on youth being country future and its role in spreading awareness among the country.

MBA HHM (2017-2019)

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

SIHS wins "Best Healthcare Academic Institution Of The Year 2017"

SIHS wins the Six Sigma Healthcare Excellence Awards 2017 under the category:

"Best Healthcare Academic Institution Of The Year"

Dr. Parag Rishipathak, Deputy Director, SIHS in receipt of the award during the Six Sigma Healthcare Leadership Summit 2017 held on 23rd December'2017 at Hotel Taj, New Delhi.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

AHPI workshop for MBA(HHM) 2016-18 batch

AHPI workshop for MBA(HHM) 2016-18 batch held during 7th-9th Dec'2017.

The first speaker for the workshop was Dr. Sujata Malik. She is currently the CEO and MD of Sunburst Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. She is an experienced healthcare professional skilled in healthcare consulting, healthcare information technology (HIT), Electronic Medical Record(EMR), Clinical Research and Medical Education.

 She started the session on day 1 with brief discussions about the various NABH standards for hospitals. She explained all the standards to us in a very simple language which was easy to grasp by the students. On the second day of the workshop, she gave a lecture on how to conduct internal audits for hospitals. She explained in detail about the various types and steps involved in auditing.

The second day ended with an interesting class activity which required us to create an audit checklist for various departments of the hospital. The class also gave an assessment exam which would help the faculty to analyze our level of understanding about the AHPI workshop.

The second speaker for the workshop was Mr. Balaji Reddie.

He works as an independent management consulting professional, is the founder of the Deming Forum (India) and is also currently an Assistant Professor for operations at the Balaji Institute for Modern Management, Pune. His session was on lean six sigma in healthcare industry. He started by sharing with us the history behind quality management. He spoke all about the principles and studies of W.E Deming and Dr. Joseph Juran. He made us understand the aspects of quality management in the form of great real life examples. He gave us an insight to the core teachings of W.E Deming and Dr. Joseph Juran since he himself has been tutored under Prof. Henry R. Neave ( Retired W.E. Deming professor of leadership and management at the Nottingham Trent University, UK).

NABH workshop for students of MBA(HHM)

National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare providers (NABH) workshop was held for students of MBA(HHM) 2017-19 batch on 28th-30th November'2017. NABH experts Dr. Reena Kumar and Dr. S. K. M. Rao were the speakers for the workshop. National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare providers is a hospital accreditation board under the Quality Control of India.
A 3 day workshop was conducted by SIHS- MBA HHM Pune with 28th November 2017 marking the first day of the workshop. NABH aims to improve the quality of healthcare services in our country through various methodologies and tools. The workshop was conducted by eminent speakers Dr. Reena Kumar and Col. Sunil Rao. Dr. Reena is the Principal Assessor at NABH. She is the HOD of Hospital Administration at IHMR and Additional Medical Director at Gangaram Hospital, Delhi. Col. Sunil Rao is currently the CEO at Jupiter Hospital Pune.

The day began with a warm welcome and introduction of the speakers by the 1 st batch of 45 MBA HHM 1 st year students. A pre-workshop assessment was conducted which was followed by lectures on implementation of NABH hospital standards.

The session was interactive with various group discussions and doubt solving sessions conducted by the speakers. The session for the day 1 ended at 5.30 pm with students having gained important knowledge regarding the hospital standards.
The day 2 of the NABH workshop started at 9.00 am and was conducted by Col. Sunil Rao and Dr. Reena Kumar. The first half of the session was conducted by Dr. Reena Kumar where she gave a brief recap of the topics covered on the previous day of the workshop and then went on to give a gist of the day’s upcoming schedule.

The first topic of the day was the 4 th chapter from the NABH notes followed by further chapters and a tea break. The session was concluded with a question answer session and a group discussion.
The lectures in the second half of the day were conducted by Col. Sunil Rao. The session involved various examples which made it easier for the students to understand the topics. His session ended with various group activities and discussions.