Matters of Accountability: Regulatory Frameworks for Driving Safe Digital Healthcare Adoption in India

Matters of Accountability: Regulatory Frameworks for Driving Safe Digital Healthcare Adoption in India

A part of the Digital Dialogue Series on Mixed Health Systems

Matters of Accountability: Regulatory Frameworks for Driving Safe Digital Healthcare Adoption in India

Digital solutions are strengthening the delivery of healthcare with improved diagnostic capabilities and patient outcomes, and making healthcare more affordable and accessible. For digital health solutions to flourish, trust is imperative. This will come from having robust laws and a reliable grievance redressal mechanism. It will come from laws that bring out rights and liabilities of all stakeholders concerned; prescribe minimum standards of testing, provide for risk assessment and mitigation to account for the use of technology in healthcare; provide proper instructions to doctors and patients, and provide an ecosystem for data protection and privacy. However, the current regulatory framework governing digital health is scattered and dated.  This session brings together medical practitioners, policymakers and health innovators to explore what an ideal legal and regulatory framework should look like that brings out the rights and liabilities of all stakeholders concerned for the use of technology across all healthcare sectors.

The Mutual Learning Series on Digital Health Ecosystems consists of three dialogues around inclusivity, integration and accountability and regulation of digital health in India to understand the extent to which digital tools have increased/improved access to health services for vulnerable and underserved populations. We explore possible measures to address emerging inequalities, challenges digital health companies face, and capacities governments need to integrate digital technologies beyond COVID.

Speakers :

Dr. K. Madan Gopal, Senior Consultant (Health) National Institute of Transforming India (NITI Aayog)

Dr. Uma Nambiar, Executive Director, Gimcare Hospital & Chairperson, DHIA (DH India Association)

Mr. Sundararajan Srinivasan, Co-founder & Chairman and MD Ubiqare Health

Moderator :

Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Principal Associate, Ikigai Law