PF Authorities targeting Healthcare Establishments

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has recently in a cirucular dated 1st August 2014 has proposed to increasea the limit of Coverage for PF from the existing Rs.6500/- Limit to Rs.15000/-. The circular has notified the area enforcement officers to list out visible establishments like Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres, Maternity Centres, Hotels, Restaurants, Schools, Workshops, Showrooms of Branded Companies etc., and submit a report to the Regional Provident Fund Commissioners.

In view of the notification, Companies operating in these domains have to be ready and carry out preparatory activities to bring employees under above mentioned ceiling to be covered under Provident Fund.

For More Details download the Notification Here – PF Notification

Accreditation must for hospitals in State Insurance Scheme

Source: The Hindu

In an attempt to establish standards of care for patients and safety in healthcare institutions in Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) is contemplating making accreditation mandatory for hospitals seeking empanelment as part of the scheme.

A couple of protocols, pre-accreditation entry-level standards for hospitals and the other for smaller healthcare organisations have already been readied and issued as a circular, besides being hosted on the CMCHIS website.

“The idea is that even if the patients are not paying for the treatment, the government is. It is not charity that the hospitals are doing, and patients need to get the best,” a Health Department official said.

This is seen as the first move to bring both private and public healthcare institutions within the ambit of quality regulation, something that is achieved merely by self-motivation currently.

The standards have been evolved in consultation with the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH), and are in fact inspired by their entry-level accreditation standards that make it easier for hospitals to imbibe quality control culture.

“Earlier, hospitals which could not afford the process of quality control would just stay away. But, we are now offering them a foot in the door,” K.K. Kalra, CEO, NABH, had told The Hindu earlier.

The CMCHIS staff will first seek to orient hospitals on these standards before beginning the process of pre-accreditation, according to officials.

It is expected that at a certain point, accreditation for a hospital will become a pre-condition for empanelment in the government insurance scheme.

Existing hospitals that do not have accreditation will also be eased into the process, officials said.

United India Insurance, the insurance partner for the State government in this venture, seems equally enthused by this move.

Asha Nair, director and general manager, United India Insurance, said, “I would be very happy if this can be implemented. It means we are ensuring a minimum quality of service for all healthcare consumers across the board.”

The ideal would be to make it qualifying criteria for new hospitals that apply for empanelment.

Hospitals that have already been empanelled can be given time and a deadline to get accreditation, she said.

Conference on Healthcare Branding, Marketing & Profitability

HEALTHCARE BRANDING, MARKETING & PROFITABILITY

Sat, 19th July 2014, Chennai

AMEN, India’s leading Healthcare Management Event Organizers, in association with Value Added Corporate Services, Chennai present a 1 Day Conference and Knowledge Forum on HEALTHCARE BRANDING, MARKETING & PROFITABILITY on Saturday, the 19th of July 2014 at Chennai. Some of the finest speakers across the country will talk about ways of increasing profitability through effective Brand Strategy, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Medical Tourism etc.

As consumers become more engaging in their Hospital & Healthcare decisions, Entrepreneurs should take banding as top priority. Until recently, Hospitals never felt the need to advertise their services .. but fierce competition has forced them to brand and market their services to retain even their local consumers.  With increased attention of the consumers to their healthcare options and services, a positive brand recognition has become increasingly critical. In order to develop a strong brand, hospitals must gauge the likes and dislikes of its consumers as great hospital brand appeals to those that connects with its people. Therefore as competition increases, hospitals and healthcare organizations need the right mix of Branding and Marketing that will definitely impact their Profitability.

  • Organized by : AMEN
  • In association with : Value Added Corporate Services
  • Media Partners
    • Healthcare Executive
    • Healthbiz India
    • Medgate Today
    • eHealth
  • Internet Partner : Medicards
  • Electronic Media Partner : Care World TV

TOPICS & DISCUSSION

  • Hospital & Healthcare Branding and Advertising.
  • Current Trends, Issues and Future Challenges in Hospital Marketing
  • Effectively Positioning & Re-positioning your Brand.
  • Dos and Dont’s in Positioning your Brand
  • International Marketing Strategies
  • Innovative Techniques for Medical Tourism.
  • Social Media Marketing for Healthcare.
  • Make the best out of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter in Marketing your service.
  • Selling strategically to enhance Profitability.
  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management) in Healthcare and its impact on Profitability
  • Internal Marketing and achieving Customer Delight.

LIST OF CONFIRMED SPEAKERS WILL BE SHARED AFTER JUNE 20th 2014. HOWEVER, REGISTRATION IS OPEN !!

OTHER FEATURES

  • An interactive PANEL DISCUSSION on Legal issues & Ethics in today’s Healthcare Marketing processes
  • Case Studies and practical examples shared by Stalwarts from the Industry
  • An innovative Networking opportunity for all Participants.
  • Delegates include Members and Key Decision makers from Top Management of Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
  • Organized by one of India’s leading Healthcare Management Event Organizers

REGISTRATION 

CLICK HER FOR Registration_Form

  • DELEGATES
    • Individual Delegate : Rs. 5000 per head
    • Group (3+) from one organization : Rs. 3500 per head
  • STUDENTS
    • Individual Student : Rs. 2500 per head
    • Group (5+) from one Institute : Rs. 2000 per head
  • FOREIGN NATIONAL
    • $ 150 (USD) per head

SPECIAL DISCOUNT (Early Bird) FOR DELEGATES REGISTERING BEFORE 20th June 2014

Registration FEE includes :

  • Conference – Full Day
  • Lunch and High Tea
  • Knowledge Material : Presentations of the Speakers *
  • Conference Kit including Folder, Pad, Pen and other necessary accessories
  • Participation Certificate
  • Photographs of the Conference

subject to acceptance by the speaker

HOW TO REGISTER

OPTION I : COURIER

Courier a DD drawn in favour of “AMEN Business Solutions” payable at Bangalore along with duly filled Registration Form to the address mentioned below :

AMEN
No. 233, 6th Main, Rajeevgandhi Nagar, Near Lourdes School,
Nandini layout, Bengaluru – 560096,
Karnataka State, India. 

Ph : 09742439404 / 09035189825


Once Registration Form along with the respective DD is received, our Executive would call / Email you and furnish the required details and confirm Registration…

OPTION II : (ONLINE MONEY TRANSFER) :

Carry out an Online Money transfer / RTGS to the following Account :

Account Name : AMEN Business Solutions
Account Type : Current Account
Account Number : 1145201001640
Bank : Canara Bank
Branch : Rajajinagar 1st Block, Bangalore
IFSC Code : CNRB0001145
Swift Code of Foreign Dept. Bangalore : CNRBINBBLFD

Note : In case of RTGS / NEFT (Online Money Transfer), Registration form can be scanned and sent by Email

PLEASE NOTE (Important)

  • Registration Fee is Non-refundable or Non-transferable against any other event. However change in Delegate / Student is possible
  • Students are requested to send /produce a photocopy of their college IDs along with the Registration Form and Fee. Only Students pursuing FULL TIME course are valid for Student Fee.
  • You would receive confirmation of Registration by Email.
  • Physical Receipts and Certificates would be handed over to you on the day of the event
  • Organizers would not be responsible for cancellation / postponement of the Event due to any kind of Natural / Man-made Disaster or unfavorable situation / incident.
  • 15 Minutes of the Conference would be dedicated to Sponsors (if any)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Hospital & Healthcare Promoters
  • CEOs and Managing Directors
  • Hospital Administrators and Managers
  • Healthcare Branding and Marketing Professionals & Consultants
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurs
  • Healthcare Management Consultants
  • Healthcare Management Students

VENUE

Hotel Ramada
Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road,
Next to CMDA Building, Ansari Estate, Egmore,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008

 

CONTACT

Sajitha Nair

Manager Operations – Events

AMEN

Ph: +91 9742439404

Email: sajitha@amenbs.com

 

Draft Minimum Standards for Various Categories of Clinical Establishments

The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 has been enacted by the Central Government to provide for registration and regulation of all clinical establishments in the country with a view to prescribing the minimum standards of facilities and services provided by them. The act has already taken effect in 4 States and all Union Territories since 1st March 2012 vide Gazette Notification dated 28th February 2012.

Keeping in view to implement the act across the country the National Council for Clinical Establishments under the Chairmanship of Director General of Health Services, Government of India in consultation with various stakeholders has prepared draft minimum standards for various categories of Clinical Establishments for implementation of the Clinical Establishments Act.

The comments, suggestions, objections, including deletions /additions if required in the draft documents are invited from public at large, including the stakeholders like hospitals and other clinical establishments, consumer groups etc.

The draft standards for various categories of clinical establishments is available and can be downloaded from the link below

http://clinicalestablishments.nic.in/En/1070-draft-minimum-standards.aspx

 

The comments may kindly be sent to Dr. Anil Kumar, CMO(AK) Room No.506 ‘D’ Wing, 5th Floor, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110018 at his email- id dr.anilkumar@nic.in with in one month of publication of this Notice on the website. A copy of the same may also be endorsed to nsdharmshaktu@yahoo.com

The last date for sending the comments is 20/04/2014.

Financial Management for Non Finance Management Teams in Healthcare Industry

About the Program

This program is exclusively designed for Healthcare Industry covering various verticals like  Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres, Nursing Homes, Medical Centres, OP Clinics, Wellness Centres etc.

Program Objective

The program is designed and intended for Non-Finance Management Teams in Healthcare spaceThe program provides a practical guide to analyze financial data and understanding the implications of financial performance of business and various nuances of financial management.

Objectives of the Program

  •  Understand the financial implications of their functional decisions and put them at ease when financial language/data passes by them.
  •  Be more informed participants in internal discussion especially when financial and cost related data is discussed.
  •  Read their own firm’s and competitor financial statements and to do a basic analysis of its financial strengths and weakness

Program Coverage

Understanding Financial Statements and the underlying Concepts

  • Balance sheet
    • Meaning
    • BS Structure
    • Assets
    • Liabilities
  • Profit and Loss Account (P&L)
    • Meaning
    • P&L Mechanism
    • Different levels of profit
    • Relationship between P&L and BS
    • Profit & cash flow
  • Cash Flow Statement (CFS)
    • Structure
    • Operating cash flows
    • Investing cash flows
    • Financing cash flows

Financial Statement Analysis

  • Financial ratio analysis
    • Ratios for assessing short term liquidity
    • Ratios for assessing long term financial strength
    • Ratios for assessing efficiency
    • Ratios for assessing performance
    • Performance drivers

 

  • Cash flow analysis

 

Working Capital (WC) Management

  • Concept of WC
  • The WC or operating cycle
  • Estimation of WC needs
  • Financing WC
  • Cash management
  • Credit management
  • Financial implications of Inventory management

 Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis

  • Cost classification
  • Cost allocation – apportionment and absorption
  • Cost-volume-profit relationship
  • Break-even analysis and the significance of break-even point
  • Using CVP for decision-making
  •  “Operating Leverage” and its significance

Capital Investment Analysis

  • Basic framework – capital investment process
  • Time value of money
  • Methods of appraising capital investment
    • Accounting rate of return
    • Payback period
    • Net present value
    • Internal rate of return

Who can participate?

The following members from various verticals of the Healthcare industry can participate:

  • Promoters , Directors
  • Sr.Management Teams, Sr.Operational Teams, Sr.Marketing Teams
  • Administrators, Sr. HR Managers, Sr. Finance & Accounts Managers, Sr.QA Teams
  • Sr. IT Managers, Purchase & Stores Teams

Registration Fee Details 

Course Fee Rs.10,000/- plus 12.36% Service Tax per participant.

The cheque/DD to be drawn in favour of “Value Added Corporate Services P Ltd” payable at Chennai. Full payment in advance. Fees once paid will not be refunded. However changes in nomination before commencement of programme permitted.

Click here for registration forms – Registration_Form_Finance-for-NonFinance

Feedback given by Participants of Earlier Programs

Please click here for feedback given by participants who attended the previous sessions of the Program.

Program Schedule

Workshop will be held at  Hotel NKMS Grand, 6-3-563/31/1, Off Taj Deccan Road, Erramanzil, Somajiguda, Hyderabad – 500 082 on the 21st & 22nd of March 2014 spread over 2 full days (9.30 am to 5.30 pm).   Please click here for Google map to the Venue

Click Here for Google Maps Link

For More Details Contact:

D.Satishkumar
Sr.Manager –Business Development
satish@valueadded.in
(+919840842530)

Dr.B.Srivatsan
Sr.Manager – Operations
srivatsan@valueadded.in
(+919382204466)

Padma Sriramakrishnan
Manager – Customer Service
padma@valueadded.in
(+919940013518)

 

 

Training Program for Laboratory Professionals on EQAS and Proficiency Testing – Cancelled

Greetings from Value Added Corporate Services

We regret to inform you that the Training Program for Laboratory Professionals on EQAS & Proficiency Testing scheduled on 28th February 2014 at Andhra Chamber of Commerce has been CANCELLED due to certain unavoidable circumstances..

The program would now be held on a later date and we will shortly inform you the revised dates and venue for the same.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused and extend our full support for any issues related to the same.

For any further Queries please Contact

D.Satishkumar
Sr.Manager –Business Development

satish@valueadded.in

(+919840842530)

Mr.Prabhu
Team Leader – Laboratory Projects

prabhu@valueadded.in

(+919841655542)

Padma Sriramakrishnan
Manager – Customer Service

padma@valueadded.in

(+919940013518)

TiE Healthcare SIG Event on “HEALTH INSURANCE – THE OUTPATIENT – DAY CARE PERSPECTIVE”

Greetings!!!

TIE Chennai – Healthcare Special Interest Group (SIG)

TiE Chennai has recently launched a Special Interest Group for Healthcare. The aim of the SIG is to bring all healthcare entrepreneurs under a common platform to inspire, educate & mentor them. As a part of the SIG initiative TiE Chennai plans to hold regular events on its own, and through partnerships, where Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, SMEs, VCs, Govt. bodies, educational institutions come together and deliver programs on success stories, business opportunities, building enterprises, raising capital, networking etc.

About the Event

First in the series of events planned is the panel discussion on “HEALTH INSURANCE – THE OUTPATIENT – DAY CARE PERSPECTIVE”.

Among the innovations health insurance customers can look forward to in 2014 are products focusing on OPD (Out Patient Department) treatment, that is, treatment that does not require a stay in a hospital. These can be visits to the local general practitioner or medical bills from the neighbourhood medical store.

A recent report by a leading General Insurance company says insurance companies will focus on OPD, in line with changing customer trends and the emergence of shorter treatments.

Hence , TiE’s SIG planned for a panel discussion to discuss about the opportunities & Challenges in covering outpatient services under Health Insurance.

The Panel will constitute Eminent Speakers from the Insurance Companies, HCO’s, Regulatory Bodies , Consumers & Knowledge Partner from Healthcare Consulting Domain.

Target Audience:

Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Medical Centres, Polyclinics, Diagnostic Centres, Pharmacy Outlets

For details about the speaker, Please see the brochure – TiE Hcare SIG

Session Details are as Follows:

Date February 20th, 2014
Time 6.30pm – 8.00pm followed by Dinner
Fee Rs.750/- for Non Members, Complimentary for TiE Members
Venue Emperor Hall,Residency Towers,T.Nagar, Chennai

 

For Registration Please Click here

For More Details Contact:

Sonia Pradhan-NayakAsst. Manager: Events & MembershipTiE Chennai

 

sonia@tiechennai.org8870309826
D.SatishkumarSr.Manager – Business DevelopmentValue Added Corporate Services P Ltd satish@valueadded.in9840842530

Looking forward for your active participation……

Training Program on 5S for Hospitals revised to a One Day Training Program

Greetings !!!

We wish to bring to your notice that the program on 5S for Hospitals is revised from a 2 day program to a 1 day training program based on the feedback we have received from various Healthcare Organisations. Most of the HCO’s have expressed their inability to send their teams at a stretch for 2 days and have requested us to make it a 1 day training program.

Please find below the revised schedule of the program

The session details are as follows:

Date of Training :   22nd February, 2014
Timings   10.00 am – 05.30 pm
Trainer   Mr.A.V.Ravichandran
Fee Details   Rs. 2250/- (inclusive of tax) per participant

 

Venue

Andhra Chamber of Commerce

Velagapudi Ramakrishna Building,

New no. 23, Third Cross Street,

P.B.No. 3368, Nandanam,

Chennai – 600 035.

Phone: 24315277 / 78

Landmark to the Venue    :     Near Alpha School

Click here for Google Maps Linkhttp://goo.gl/maps/1jN1K

Please download here for full program details:

5S for Hospitals – Brochure

Registration Form :

Registration Form – 5S for Hospitals

For Registrations Contact:

Padma SriramakrishnanManager – Customer Service padma@valueadded.in+91 44 24462337 / 24462338
Satish KumarSr Manager – Business Dept satish@valueadded.in9840842530
Srinivasan A.ASr.Manager
srinivasanaa@valueadded.in 9840490368
AkshayapriyaTraining Coordinator
marketing@valueadded.in+91 44 24462337 / 24462338

Looking forward to have your participation as usual

Training Program for Laboratory Professionals on EQAS and Proficiency Testing @Chennai

We are glad to announce our Next Training Program for Laboratory Professionals on EQAS and Proficiency Testing in Chennai. 

The session details are as follows:

Date of Training                 :    28th February, 2014

Timings                             :    09.30am – 05.00pm

Trainer                              :    Dr. V. K. Ramadesikan, MD, Biochemistry

Fee Details                        :     Rs. 2250/- (inclusive of tax) per participant

Venue                               :    Andhra Chamber of Commerce

                                              Velagapudi Ramakrishna Building,

                                              New no. 23, Third Cross Street,

                                              P.B.No. 3368, Nandanam,

                                              Chennai – 600 035.

                                              Phone: 24315277 / 78        

Direction to the Venue        :     Near Alpha School

Click here for Google Maps Linkhttp://goo.gl/maps/1jN1K

Download here :

Program Brochure :

Eqas-Training-Brochure-Chennai

Registration Form :

Registration Form – EQAS

For Registrations Contact: 

Padma Sriramakrishnan

Manager – Customer Service

padma@valueadded.in+91 44 24462337 / 24462338
Satish Kumar

Sr Manager – Business Devt

satish@valueadded.in9840842530
Prabhu

Team Leader – Laboratory Projects

prabhu@valueadded.in9841655542
Hemalatha

Training Coordinator

training@valueadded.in24462337 / 24462338

Looking forward to have your participation.

 

– Team Value Added

NABL 112 Revision – Draft Announcement made by NABL Secretariat

Subject: Draft NABL 112 for Comments

This has reference to the announcement from NABL regarding the release of Draft NABL 112 documents for revision requesting comments from Laboratories and Assessors.

We would like to appreciate the efforts taken by NABL to draft a very clear and extensive specific criteria document for the ISO 15189:2012 Standards. All disciplines have been covered extensively in simple language, with a professional touch.

Further to the announcement a meeting was called for in Chennai inviting all Accredited Laboratories, Applicant Laboratories and Laboratories who are in the process of sending application to discuss on the revised document and give their suggestions for NABL Secretariats’ consideration.

The Meeting was held on 5th January 2014 at Andhra Chamber of Commerce and was attended by the following laboratories

Name of the Laboratory Lab ID
Laboratory Services of Frontier Lifeline Hospital M – 0110
MV Hospital for Diabetes M – 0109
Hitech Diagnostic Centre M – 0098
Sri Ramachandra Medical College M – 0101
Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory M – 0107
Madras Medical Mission M – 0108
Medall M – 0576
Primex Labs M – 0446
Chennai Port Trust Hospital M – 0254
MIOT Hospitals, Chennai M  -0700
ESIC Hospitals, Chennai  
Chettinad Hospitals & Research Institute  
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai  
Diagnostic Services (A unit of VRR Diagnostics)  
Billroth Hospitals, Chennai  
Mehta Hospitals, Chennai  

The meeting was conducted between 10 am to 1 pm and all the participating members discussed on the new draft version of NABL 112 and the following suggestions / comments were given by them which have been compiled below.

NABL feedback on 112

We have submitted the same for NABL’s perusal and would be grateful if NABL could to take in to consideration some of the suggestions given by the participant laboratories and  incorporate the same in the final draft.