The economic boom over the past decade has improved the standard of living of people but we are faced with a host of 'lifestyle diseases' such as diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, cancers and other stress-related ailments. An increase in the types and intensities of communicable diseases caused by mutant and antibiotic-resistant organisms has aggravated the health risks.
Healthcare, however, has advanced in the last few years owing to a perceptional shift in thinking.
Regenerative medicine involves the possibility of growing tissues and organs in a laboratory and using them to provide transplants to patients. Stem Cell research, for example, can help grow bone and cartilage and build organs such as heart, bladder etc. Use of 3-D Printed Biomaterials is another notable advancement in the field of medicine.
With large-scale advances in technology in the healthcare sector, demand for effective healthcare administrators is expected to grow in the next millennium. Mentoring & Coaching programs can help provide the leadership skills in the administrative positions in healthcare organizations.
With the penetration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), we have a channel through which we can provide effective mentoring and coaching in the field of healthcare.