ZS PRIZE healthcare challenge to be a catalyst for advancing global healthcare agenda, says ZS’s Sanjay Joshi
ZS PRIZE, the healthcare challenge designed by global management consulting and tech firm ZS, has the potential to be a catalyst in promoting and advancing the global healthcare agenda through interesting startups and great ideas that can lead to better health outcomes for all, said Sanjay Joshi, Managing Principal of ZS and founder of ZS PRIZE. ZS, with the depth and years of experience it has in the healthcare sector, launched ZS PRIZE as a forum to recognise, promote and celebrate impactful healthcare solutions using disruptive technologies, making the future of healthcare accessible and affordable to all. ZS PRIZE focuses on innovations that use technologies such as data, analytics, and advanced technology and helps create smart health solutions which are affordable, accessible and scalable. For this second edition of ZS PRIZE, Joshi said, “Solve for Bharat would be my earnest encouragement and request so that we come a little bit closer to this goal of a better healthcare outcome for all”. ZS PRIZE as a catalyst to help advance healthcare for all A conversation with Sanjay Joshi, Managing Principal and Founder, ZS PRIZE in conversation with Miloni Bhatt, Editor – Digital Broadcast, Economic Times talked about ZS as a whole, what was the motivation behind ZS PRIZE, what is the ultimate goal of ZS PRIZE and how the second edition is going to be different from the first. ZS PRIZE is a global management consulting and technology firm that serves some of the world’s largest biopharma companies. In the spirit of revolutionizing healthcare and in the spirit of digital first, ZS is investing and taking an active role in driving the transformation of the healthcare industry through a platform based model innovation model. ZS PRIZE started during the pandemic and the idea/motivation behind it was to be a catalyst and forum to help advance healthcare for all. ZS PRIZE started in India due to the high need and the strong talent base, but the goal is to go global- ZS PRIZE wants to be an institution that is about healthcare innovation for all (on a global scale). Opportunities for disruption are everywhere and ZS PRIZE wants to help in disrupting. The winners and the finalist of the 1st editions have gone on to be successful, for the 2nd edition ZS PRIZE will focus more on mentorship and the global network it can provide to innovators. ZS PRIZE wants innovators to think big, think Bharat and think health equity for all. In this second edition of ZS PRIZE, we can expect to see thousands of medical innovators from all around the country, with different backgrounds, working towards creating better healthcare for tomorrow. ZS PRIZE is helping in transforming the healthcare sector by acting as a catalyst for startups and innovators so their solutions can make real-world impacts. The winning teams will create smart health solutions that benefit millions of citizens. These teams do not just gain recognition by winning the ZS PRIZE award, they are also provided mentorship, cash prize and connections by ZS. ZS PRIZE started off in India due to the need for disruption in the health sector and because of the wide talent pool available in the country. To add to that, the digital revolution that is taking place in the nation is only increasing the opportunities for disruption. Eventually, ZS PRIZE will go global and help catalyze the innovations of entrepreneurs from all over the world, to solve issues all over the world at a local and global scale. However, for now, think big, think Bharat and think health equity for all remains the focus of ZS PRIZE.