Published On: Mon, Jun 24th, 2019

Practice management measures and transparency key to patient delight: Bangalore Ophthalmic Society

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Bengaluru:Bangalore Ophthalmic Society’s(BOS) 2019 Annual Summit -‘ENVISION’ concluded in the city today.  The 7th annual summit based on the Central theme Practice Beyond 2020focused on various aspects of Practice Management in Eye Care that could lead to cost effective quality eyecare solutions for all.

Times are changing, technology is simplifying several clinical and non-clinical aspects of eyecare and is enhancing eyecare capability in an unprecedented manner. Practice Management measures help doctors stay updated and provide patients with the best solutions. We are happy that hundreds of young doctors were able to learn from the scientific sessions organized in the summit., said Dr. G.V. Divakar, President, BOS.

 

Dr. G. V. Divakar, President, Bangalore Ophthalmic Society lighting the lamp during the inauguration of Bangalore Ophthalmic Society Summit 2019 – Envision – Practice Beyond 2020 in the presence of Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar, Medical Director, Laxmi Eye Institute; Dr. Muralidhara N. S., President, Retina Institute of Karnataka; Dr. R. V. Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee, Sankara Eye Hospitals; Dr. Krishna Prasad Kudlu, Honorary Secretary, Karnataka Ophthalmic Society; and Dr. Elankumaran P, Secretary, Bangalore Ophthalmic Society

Adding to the importance of practice management measures, Dr. Elankumaran P., Secretary, BOS said, “Patient communication and documentation has become very important in today’s context. Practice Management measures provide a framework for this andencourage maintaining transparency with patients for better outcomes.”

 

Advising young ophthalmologists, Dr. SuhasHaldipurkar, veteran eye surgeon and the Gold Medal Orator at the summit said, “We should put the welfare of the patient ahead of our success as a surgeon, we will always make the right decisions then. To be a successful surgeon, you must have the eyes of a hawk, the heart of a lion and the hands of lady.

 

Dr. Haldipurkar was speaking post his felicitation by the society. He advised surgical ophthalmologists to develop the capability of ‘Ambidexterity’ as it would help them perform complicated surgeries significantly better.

 

“There isno all fits one formula for patient delight, every patient and their conditions are different, so should be our approach for delivering patient delight. Healthcare is like tennis, you serve, your return the serve and it all starts with ‘Love All’remarked Chief Guest Dr. R. V. Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee, Shankara Eye Hospitals, urging doctors to focus on all aspects of Patient Delight.

 

Dr. G. V. Divakar, President, Bangalore Ophthalmic Society lighting the lamp during the inauguration of Bangalore Ophthalmic Society Summit 2019 – Envision – Practice Beyond 2020 in the presence of Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar, Medical Director, Laxmi Eye Institute; Dr. Muralidhara N. S., President, Retina Institute of Karnataka; Dr. R. V. Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee, Sankara Eye Hospitals; Dr. Krishna Prasad Kudlu, Honorary Secretary, Karnataka Ophthalmic Society; and Dr. Elankumaran P, Secretary, Bangalore Ophthalmic Societynaugural session also saw the society announcing their exclusive website, www.bangaloreophthalmicsociety.com in the presence of the society’s leadership team, which will go live in the next 4 days.

A series of scientific sessions that included symposiums on advanced retina practices, oculoplasty, glaucoma, phaco and other eyecare aspects formed the highlights of on the concluding day of the summit.” The scientific sessions were designed to ensure doctors get to learn from the experiences of each other, the latest developments in eyecare surgical methods and treatment strategies for several critical eye conditions and injury management. We also had some exclusive sessions on importance of patient communication, transparency, and practice management measure for delivering cost effective eyecare solutions.” said Dr. Arun Samprathi, Convenor of the scientific sessions at BOS Summit 2019.

Earlier, on day one of the summit the society had urged the state and central governments to simplify the approval process for starting a medical practice by introducing a single-window clearance system which could greatly help bridge the doctors to patients ratio in the country in the long run.

Dr. Priyank Solanki, Joint Secretary, BOS; Dr. Arun Samprathi, Academic Convenor, BOS Summit 2019; Dr. Jyoti Shetty, Vice-President, BOS; Dr. Muralidhara N. S., President, Retina Institute of Karnataka; Dr. Krishna Prasad Kudlu, Honorary Secretary, Karnataka Ophthalmic Society;  Dr. Elankumaran P, Secretary, BOSand other executive committee members were also present during the occasion.

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