We are living in exciting times. Technology is transforming every aspect of the way we live. Perhaps no area is more important or more profound than the innovations we are seeing in healthcare. As we look to leverage technology to increase access to information, drive better patient outcomes and unlock mysteries hidden in plain sight, it is imperative that we work together towards redefining Healthcare delivery. From Smartphones, apps, and wearables empowering patients, doctors, and caregivers to Big Data uncovering patterns, problems, and opportunities in healthcare, we have come a long way to help better understand disease patterns and develop newer treatments.
Innovation through co-creation is driving the change to help broaden access to the under-served populations across geographies. With all of these technological advances before us in the 21st century, it’s time for bold ideas and design solutions to deliver equitable and efficient healthcare services to all those in need.
Anthony Vipin Das, Dr
Dr. Anthony Vipin Das is an Ophthalmologist by passion, an Innovator by choice and a Maker by evolution. He completed his Post Graduate Training in Ophthalmology from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal. He then pursued a short term fellowship in Oculoplasty at the DUKE University, Durham, USA. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow. His specific interests include Ocular Trauma and Community Ophthalmology and he is currently pursuing research in the field of Whole Eyeball Transplantation. He has presented widely both on National and International Platforms.
He is the Head of Technology at LVPEI. He is the Team Principal of eyeSmart EMR, an award winning Electronic Medical Record and Hospital Management System developed in-house at LVPEI. The system is currently operational at varied platforms in the LVPEI Network, and has checked in over 1.4 Million consultations over 6 years. He is also the Founder of REPOrT (Rural Education and Prevention of Ocular Trauma) which has addressed over 20,500 rural children in the prevention of Ocular Trauma and is an ongoing project.
He is a Member of the International Task Force for Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning at the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and is passionate about developing meaningful ophthalmic educational content on the Internet. He served as an Advisor on Healthcare Innovation to the Ministry of Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Telangana, India. He is the Principal Investigator and Mentor of projects in the visual rehabilitation space such as the Braille Phone, FITTLE and LeChal – The Haptic shoe for the Blind. He is a TED Senior Fellow and is named among the Top 35 Innovators under 35 years of age in the world (TR35 2012) by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.