The department of hospital administration of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday inaugurated The South Asian Conference on Synergy and Healthcare— Sashcon 2008. It is a second conference in the series of Sashcon conferences— the first was held in Bhutan in 2005.
The theme of the conference is planning and designing of specialty healthcare facilities, with major focus on safe hospitals and patient safety. Among other objectives of this first of its kind conference are emphasising on the need for shift from multidisciplinary design to single specialty centre based approach, to patient care in tertiary care settings; maintaining safe from diaster hospitals; need for patient safety policy and also energy management and green hospitals etc.
About 500 select experts are expected to participate in this four-day conference, which includes hospital promoters, healthcare policy makers, medical professionals, financial experts, engineers, architects among others. The conference
provides a platform to these various stakeholders to deliberate upon the relevant issues in the field of healthcare.