Sumit Puri

Group Chief Technology Officer - Evercare Group, UAE

Sumit heads the technology wing for the entire Evercare Group conglomerate, reporting to Andrew Currie, COO and acting CEO of Evercare Group.

The group is focused on integrated EHR deployments across hospital units globally and pioneering the use of AI, Big Data and predictive analytics effectively. Deploying new-age technology to enhance patient safety and deliver affordable patient care in Evercare hospital units located across countries is on the top of his agenda.

Puri has over two decades of global industry experience in the field of technology and business operations. Prior to this role, Puri served as CIO at Max Healthcare for 4 years.

Evercare is wholly owned by The Evercare Health Fund, a $1B emerging markets healthcare fund managed by The Rise Fund, the impact investment platform of global alternative asset manager TPG. Delivering accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare to underserved markets across Africa and South Asia through the development of an integrated healthcare ecosystem, the Fund currently operates 30+ hospitals, 3000+ beds, 75+ Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, and employs 10,000+ across India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Kenya.

11.40 - 12.25 PM Panel

Wednesday 21 October

How Do We Achieve the Connected, Automated and Patient-Centric Hospital in the Post-Covid World?

  • What does patient-centricity mean for your organisation, and how does technological investment translate into better outcomes for patients?
  • The traditional healthcare business model is changing, and high-tech devices are increasingly a part of healthcare. How can a traditional hospital keep up with the changing times, especially in a world with rapid advances in technology?
  • Everyone talks about patient-centricity, but with the pandemic, caregiver (doctor, nurse, pharmacist, staff, etc) experience and safety has made headlines across the globe. How can caregivers also be made secure? Can technology help - and if so, how?
  • Real-time communication is a real pain-point for a lot of healthcare organisations, especially as healthcare steps out of the hospital into rural clinics, communities and even homes. What sort of connectivity-enabled future do you envision for healthcare, when will we see things like remote surgery, VR, etc? What are some of the technologies that need to be in place to make this happen?
  • Finally, are digital innovation and technology enough? How do you choose what tech to invest in and what to skip, how do you resist buying technology just because it's a shiny new toy out there? Also, to truly enable patient-centricity, what are the process-oriented and "soft" aspects of innovation that need to happen, beyond hard technology implementations?