Health Information Technology Delegation to India

(11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS)


October 26 - November 5, 2019




















































26th Oct, Wed / Day 01            Arrive Delhi

A warm Indian welcome awaits you upon your arrival in Delhi, where you will be met by your travel manager and transferred to your hotel. 


Delhi stands as the capital of modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the old and new India; the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. It has seen the rise and fall of many emperors which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.


Overnight: The Grand / The Lalit


27th Oct, Thu / Day 02             Delhi: Professional Visit

This morning the delegation will visit the MAMC (Maulana Azad Medical College) and associated hospital complex. The complex consists of four integral units, including the Maulana Azad Medical College, Lok Nayak Hospital, Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital and Guru Nanak Eye Center. The college was established twenty two years after the commissioning of Irwin Hospital, a well-established general hospital drawing patients mainly from Delhi and from the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.


The college made its humble beginning in the hospital block of Irwin (Lok Nayak) in 1958. The foundation of the main building of the college was laid by Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, the then Home Minister of India, on October 24th, 1959. This building was declared open by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on February 26th, 1961.


In 1964, Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital was added to the complex to provide training facilities and super-specialties. The Guru Nanak Eye Centre came into existence on December 20th, 1977 with the commissioning of a separate outpatient department for ophthalmic diseases. The wards for the indoor patients were added in 1986. The long awaited demand of the residents of Union Territory of Delhi for a dental wing was met with the establishment of a separate dental wing in 1983. This wing became a fully established Dental College in 2003.




Professional program focusing on:


·           Quality in healthcare – what programs are in place and what is being developed and how information management is used to promote quality

·           Access to health services for the poor, effective public-private initiatives to increase access to health services, and effective interstate  sharing of health services

·     Public health infrastructure needs in India and possible application of health information technology solutions, mobile applications for public health in India,  and opportunities for home testing diagnostic technologies

·           Current HIT education opportunities in India


This afternoon, delegates will visit Medanta - The Medicity. Medanta is one of India's largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution was envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education, and training. Medanta is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion and commitment. Spread across 43 acres, the institute includes a research center, medical, and nursing school. It has 1250 beds and over 350 critical care beds with 45 operation theaters catering to over 20 specialties.


Medanta houses six centers of excellence which provide medical intelligentsia, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art infrastructure with a well-integrated and comprehensive information system.




Professional program focusing on:

·           About Medanta

·           Global synergies in development of health care technology


Use of HIT and EHR to improve access to care

·           Competencies for professionals in healthcare informatics

·           Academic programs in healthcare informatics in areas such as nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, and medicine

·           University-government-private sector partnerships in healthcare informatics

·           Electronic health exchange, personal health records and security/business continuity

·           Various programs are in place and what is being developed and how information management is used to promote quality


This evening we visit KEANE (NTT DATA) India office.


NTT DATA is a Global IT Innovator delivering technology-enabled services and solutions to clients around the world. The company provides consulting, managed services, projects, outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises in all major industries.


The healthcare and life sciences landscape is experiencing a period of rapid transformation driven by rising costs, legislative and regulatory changes, industry consolidation, and an aging demographic.


At the same time, innovation – in the form of new treatments, drugs, and services – remains the most powerful and effective driver of business growth, profitability, and competitiveness.


Professional program focus

·           Role of HIT / HER system in India

·           Global synergies in development of health care technology

·           Electronic health exchange, personal health records and security/business continuity

·           Various programs are in place and what is being developed and how information management is used to promote quality


Overnight: The Grand / The Lalit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


28th Oct, Fri / Day 03   Delhi: Cultural visit

This morning we will start our tour. Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi in 1650. Shah Jehan, possessing an exquisite talent in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see the Red Fort, the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. Visit India's largest mosque, the white marble Jama Masjid, with its marble domes and splendid minarets. 


After your walking tour of Old Delhi, you will visit New Delhi. New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920s. The imperial city displays well-composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautiful trees and imposing government buildings. We will visit Humayun's Tomb, which was built by the wife of Mughal Emperor Humayun, Haji Begum, in the mid-16th century. This red sandstone structure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. The structure is one of the best examples of Mughal architecture. Humayun's wife is also buried in the tomb, which is built of red and white sandstone and black and yellow marble.


Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.


This evening meeting with PWC India.


Overnight: The Grand / The Lalit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


29th Oct, Sat / Day 04 Delhi – Agra (4-5 Hrs drive)

Early morning drive via motor coach to Agra. The drive is about 6 hours (240 kms). Upon arrival the delegation will check in at your hotel.


Visit Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration. The present structure owes its origins to Akbar, who erected the walls, gates and first buildings on the eastern banks of the Yamuna River.


In the evening enjoy the grand live performance “Mohabbat-e-Taj”, based on the love story of Taj Mahal.


Overnight: Radisson / ITC Mughal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


30th Oct, Sun / Day 05 Agra – Jaipur

This morning explore Shah Jehan’s monument to love - the Taj Mahal. A mausoleum built by Shah Jehan for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is said to have taken 22 years and 20,000 craftsmen to construct. Its perfect proportions and minutely detailed marble inlays will astound you. It is renowned for its perfect proportions and marks the most developed stage of Mughal architecture.


Later we're off by road to the “Pink City” of Jaipur, known for the terracotta plaster that coats buildings in the old part of the city. On arrival check in at your hotel.


This evening we celebrate Diwali with a local family. Diwali is a favorite festival for nationals and tourists. Nicknamed the festival of lights, it is celebrated by the young and old, rich and poor, to dispel darkness and bestow light in their lives. Very colorful and amazing scenes await all those who have the pleasure of being in the communities to witness the fun and activities. Later enjoy a special Diwali dinner.


Overnight: Lebua Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


31st Oct, Mon / Day 06            Jaipur: Professional visit

This morning meet with the staff at Fortis Healthcare Ltd. (FHL), a Ranbaxy promotor group company incorporated in 1996. Fortis Healthcare Limited was founded on the vision of the late Dr. Parvinder Singh to become an integrated healthcare delivery organization driven by quality, excellence, technology, and research. Based in Delhi, Fortis Healthcare has its operations in Mohali-Chandigarh, Amritsar, Noida and Delhi 


In line with its growth strategy and with the recent acquisition of the Escorts Healthcare System, Fortis Healthcare has brought within its fold an additional set of 4 hospitals in the north of India, taking its total operational hospital strength to 10 hospitals with a bed capacity of over 1600 beds and has established itself as the leading healthcare provider in North India. The Fortis Healthcare group has progressive plans to change the healthcare delivery landscape in India by being the premier healthcare provider in the region, driven by quality and most importantly "patient-centricity".


Professional Program focusing on:

·           Organization and financing of the Indian health care system

·           Tele Medicine to sharing of health services, date exchange, information management

·           Global Synergies in development of health care


Continue on to see the SMS Hospital Jaipur (government hospital and medical college). The Senior Superintend will receive the delegation and show the delegation around on a comprehensive tour of the SMS hospital complex.


·           Overview of the health status of children

·           Pediatric practice in India, including primary care, specialty care, and hospital based care

·           Children’s hospitals and children’s care in hospitals

·           Health care in rural areas, electronic health records, and community economic development

·           The use of HIT in care delivery for indigent urban and cultural populations, the use of HIT to reduce healthcare costs and future use of technology in healthcare telemedicine.

·           Public health system in India


Overnight: Lebua Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


01st Nov, Tue / Day 07 Jaipur: Cultural Visits

This morning enjoy a yoga and meditation session at your hotel. Later we embark on an extensive exploration of the monuments of Jaipur's golden age. We will travel first as the Maharajah's did by elephant back to Amber Fort, a beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples.


Next,  we turn  our attention  to the city  proper,  visiting  Jantar  Mantar,  the largest  of the five remarkable observatories representing the high points of mediaeval Indian astronomy and the City Palace, a former royal residence built in the centre of the old city in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles.


This evening enjoy a traditional dance performance (Kalbelia) pool side at your hotel.


Overnight: Lebua Lodge

Meals: Breakfast


02nd Nov, Wed / Day 08           Jaipur – Fly to Mumbai: Professional visit

This morning we visit IIHMR. The delegation will meet with Dr. Gupta and his team at IIHMR Jaipur. Established in 1984 in Jaipur, IIHMR is the first of its kind in India, with attention solely focused on health systems management.


They are recognized by the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Finance and Government of India as a Research Institution.


The Institute undertakes training, research and consultancy in health management in close collaboration with international organizations such as UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, ODA, DANIDA, KFW & GTZ, NORAD, CARE and USAID, and also working for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (GOI), Planning Commission, Indian Council of Medical Research, state governments and others, International Linkages collaborated with University of North Carolina, and the USA to offer masters program to candidates from South-Asia.




Professional program focusing on:

·     Professionals in healthcare informatics; academic programs in healthcare informatics in areas such as nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, and medicine; university-government-private sector partnerships in healthcare informatics

·         Discuss public health infrastructure needs in India and possible application of health information technology solution, mobile applications for public health in India

·         Electronic health exchange, personal health records and security/business continuity


Later drive to Jaipur airport and from there you will fly to Mumbai.


Mumbai was named by the original inhabitants, the Kolis, after their goddess mother Mumba Devi.  Mumbai was once a group of seven islands given to the British as a dowry when Charles II married Catherine of Braganza. The British leased the islands to the East India Company, who in turn began initial development of the city. Today this cosmopolitan city is one of India’s most important centres for industry, commerce and foreign trade.


Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.


Overnight: Trident Nariman Point

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


03rd Nov, Thu / Day 09            Mumbai – Professional visit

Today the professional members of the group will meet with medical counterparts in Mumbai.


This may include meetings with local hospitals like Tata Memorial (one of the leading cancer centers in the country) and the private tertiary care Lilavati Hospital and Research Center, to engage with their staff, tour the facilities and have a chance to ask questions of interest to each traveller.


Overnight: Trident Nariman Point

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


04th Nov, Fri / Day 10 Mumbai: Cultural Visits

This morning depart your hotel for a city tour. Our first stop is Gateway of India. After that you will be escorted on a walking tour of downtown Mumbai, where the amazing sights and architecture will fascinate you. Later drive through the Dhobi Ghat and hanging gardens. 


This afternoon visit the Prince of Wales Museum, and Mani Bhawan, the memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi. Later explore local markets.


Overnight: Trident Nariman Point

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


05th Nov, Sat / Day 11  Early morning departure

Today connect to your flight back home.





Delhi – The Lalit


Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, Near Modern School, Delhi 110001, India

Tel: 011-91- 01144447777                                 Website:


Agra – Radisson Blu


Taj East Gate Road, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

Tel: 011-91-5624055555                                          Website:


Jaipur – Lebua Lodge


Kunda, Nh – 8, Tehsil Amer, Jaipur – 302028, Rajasthan

Tel: 011-91-1413057211                                      Website:


Mumbai – Trident Nariman Point


CR 2 Nariman Point, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 40002, India

Tel: +91-226 632 4343            Website:


Dear Alumni, Colleagues, Friends:


This fall I will partner with Worldwide Adventures to bring a group of physicians and nurses interested in the field of information technology to India. I am pleased to invite you to join me for this international professional and cultural program to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mumbai from October 26 – November 5, 2016. I believe you would contribute valued expertise to the mission, while gaining immeasurably from the experience.


Our delegation will explore how India’s professionals are trained in the field of information technology, and how they have incorporated IT into their healthcare system. During a series of meetings and site visits, we will share information with and learn from our Indian counterparts. Our goal is to learn how Indian firms are partnering and establishing relationships with American companies, how their EHR systems are integrated, and how they use IT to communicate with patients. If you have additional topics that you would like to add, please let me know.


In addition to the professional visits, we will enjoy a wide variety of authentic and immersive cultural activities. Seasoned guides will accompany us to allow us to fully experience the extraordinary culture, sites, and people of India. An added highlight is that we will have an opportunity to participate in Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” during our time in Jaipur. I am attaching a detailed, day by day schedule of activities for your review.


Our delegation will meet in Delhi on October 26 and depart on November 5. The cost per person is $3599 for this 11 day program. This includes all flights and air-conditioned luxury motor coach transportation within India, all meetings and cultural activities as outlined in the schedule, first-class accommodations based on double occupancy, most meals, professional travel manager, expert guides, pre-departure preparation, arrival and departure transfers, unlimited bottled water, and 24 hour emergency support during travel. This cost does not include your international flight, passport and visa fees, optional gratuities, or personal expenses. Guests are also invited and encouraged to join. If guests are not interested in attending the professional meetings, a separate program of cultural activities can be planned during these times for an additional charge.


If you have questions regarding the program, I encourage you to contact me or Yvonne Trudeau at Worldwide Adventures India at 509-280-1664 or Since space on the delegation is limited, I encourage you to respond as soon as possible if you intend to join.


I am pleased to be involved in this exciting opportunity and hope you will join me on this fascinating adventure!




Tanya Scott