CAHOCON 2023, the seventh edition of the healthcare professionals' conference, came to a successful conclusion on Sunday evening at HICC, Madhapur in Hyderabad. The two-day conference saw the participation of over 1500 delegates from 26 Indian states and 15 countries.
It featured 91 speaker sessions and was the highest-ever attended COHOCON conference. Organised by the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO), the conference aimed to enable quality and patient safety initiatives in Indian healthcare.
At the valedictory function, Dr Anurag Batra, a serial entrepreneur, and media mogul, the guest of honour, spoke about the importance of patient outcomes in healthcare and suggested the 3Hs- Hope, Hard-work, and Humility for a better life.
The President of CAHO, Dr Vijay Agarwal, emphasised that accreditation is just the beginning of the journey for quality healthcare, and the conference's theme was "Leadership is the Key to Quality". Dr B. Bhaskar Rao, the Organising Chairman of CAHOCON-2023, noted that Hyderabad has become a healthcare hub and appealed to governments across India to create green corridors for ambulances like the Hyderabad police have done for organ transportation.
During the valedictory function, three medical professionals were honoured for their outstanding contributions. Dr Narottam Puri received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his veteran clinical practice and healthcare management in India. Dr Anuradha Pichumani was honoured with the Quality Champion Award, and Dr Geeta Pulari received the Young Quality Achiever Award.
The conference also saw the launch of LifeSigns, an intelligent wireless patient monitoring service that can continuously monitor multiple patients' parameters. The next conference will be held in Kolkata in 2024.