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AIIMS says digitization is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare

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According to AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, the fourth industrial revolution is causing a “major transformation” in the healthcare industry. He also stated that digitalization is changing the way healthcare is delivered.

On Wednesday, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria stated at an event held by Ambedkar University in Delhi that the fourth industrial revolution will radically transform the way “we live, work, and interact to one other.” Guleria claims that the magnitude, scope, and complexity of the shift will be unprecedented in human history.

While delivering the keynote talk at AUD’s Shodhotsav 2022 research festival, Guleria said, “From the relationship between patients and caregivers to government and stakeholders, digitization is altering the way healthcare is given. In the fourth revolution, we will see new diagnostic methods of treatment and diagnosis, enhanced means of monitoring health care, new innovations in administration and organization of health systems, and access to health care.”

According to Guleria, as society transitions through the industrial revolution, there will be challenges of inequality and employment and skill disruption.

He believes that in order to grow in the “correct” way, the arts and humanities must be approached holistically.

He added, “It is critical for scientists and responsible citizens to examine it (problems) holistically, and this must be done by industries, government-private sector academia, social scientists, and civil society.”

Guleria claimed that humanities and arts are required for creative approaches, comprehending the world, and establishing forms of knowledge creation, emphasizing the relevance of research in social science and humanities.

Guleria believes it will help connect disparate viewpoints and stimulate unexpected debate. The AUD has organized a three-day festival called ‘Shodhotsav 2022 Research [In] the Epidemic,’ with the goal of inspiring its research researchers to write about their experiences with the worldwide pandemic and how it has affected their lives.

The three-day event kicked up on Wednesday. According to the university, the festival intends to increase research scientists’ confidence, as 59 papers and seven photo essays have been accepted to be presented at the conference. Speaking at the ceremony, AUD Vice-Chancellor Anu Singh Lather stated that there is a need to establish a direction in social sciences research so that it is read, referred to, and translated into societal social capital.

She said, “At the moment, all social science academics are focused on the paradigm of research for the people rather than research by and for the people. We must chart a course for social science research so that it is read, referred to, and translated into societal social capital. The growing paradigm in education is an appreciation for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics) courses as opposed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics) courses.”

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