CitiusTech Partners with BITS Pilani WILP to Upskill Technology Professionals in Data Science and Business Analytics
Pilani and Mumbai, India — May 30, 2022: CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology and consulting solutions, has partnered with Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) division to help upskill their technology professionals in data science and analytics technologies. CitiusTech’s engineers can now leverage BITS Pilani WILP’s leading programmes, such as M. Tech. Data Science & Engineering and MBA in Business Analytics, to fortify their healthcare and quality analytics expertise.
WILP has been a pioneering and integral division of BITS Pilani for nearly four decades now, and aims to help working professionals enhance their knowledge and skills primarily in science and technology, among other fields, while continuing to work for their respective organizations.
Tapping into healthcare analytics market
As per the findings of Global Big Data and Business Analytics (GBDBA) Market report, the healthcare analytics market is projected to reach $75 billion by 2026 from an estimated $21 billion in 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 29% during the forecasted period. The GBDBA size is also expected to reach $448 billion by 2027.
These numbers endorse the fact that the growth of value-based healthcare will be a huge opportunity and thereby makes a case for healthcare organizations to invest significantly in analytics. CitiusTech too realizes that to tap into this market potential, some of its professionals need to constantly upskill themselves through some leading learning and education programmes.
WILP’s tailored programmes for specific industries
CitiusTech will benefit from BITS Pilani WILP’s flexible teaching curriculum that offers multi-year programmes, which are tailored around organizations and their respective industries. The latter uses fully functional and frequently maintained equipment and software in its virtual and remote labs, which are open to the students throughout the year; it also provides course handouts and video lectures that can be attended at the learners' convenience, making it an ideal choice for CitiusTech’s current engineering and consulting workforce.
Elaborating about the partnership, Prof. G. Sundar, Director, Off-Campus Programmes & Industry Engagement, BITS Pilani, said, “At BITS Pilani WILP, we strive constantly towards developing programmes that provide working professionals with the requisite knowledge, and integrate in them the skills required in line with industry requirements. As part of this endeavour, we are happy to partner with CitiusTech through our new-age programmes in the field of Data Science and Engineering, and Business Analytics. These programmes aim to help the enrolled individuals (from CitiusTech) to keep themselves abreast of emerging technologies and prepare them to anticipate and address market requirements in a specialised industry, such as healthcare.”
“With the growing adoption of digital transformation and new-age technologies in healthcare, there is a need to reskill or upskill technology professionals on a continuous basis,” said Vaishali Desai, Vice President & Head of Learning at CitiusTech. “We take pride in collaborating with BITS Pilani, one of India’s leading institutions for technical education. With WILP, CitiusTech’s employees can now build deep data science and analytics expertise through high quality programs, while they continue to work with us and deliver better engineering and analytics solutions to our global clients.”
CitiusTech (www.citiustech.com) is a leading provider of healthcare technology services, solutions and platforms to over 130 organizations across the payer, provider, medical technology and life sciences markets. With over 6,500 technology professionals worldwide, CitiusTech powers healthcare digital transformation through next-generation technologies, solutions and accelerators. Key focus areas include healthcare interoperability & data management, quality & performance analytics, value-based care, omni-channel member experience, connected health, virtual care coordination & delivery, personalized medicine and population health management. CitiusTech has two subsidiaries, FluidEdge Consulting (www.fluidedgeconsulting.com) and SDLC Partners (www.sdlcpartners.com), with deep expertise in healthcare consulting and payer technologies, respectively. CitiusTech’s cutting-edge technology expertise, deep healthcare domain expertise and a strong focus on digital transformation enables healthcare organizations reinvent themselves to deliver better outcomes, accelerate growth, drive efficiencies, and ultimately make a meaningful impact to patients.
About BITS Pilani:
BITS Pilani is an Institution of national repute, known for providing technical education of the highest standards and is well recognized for its innovations, and strong links with industry. It is consistently ranked as the best private engineering & technology institution by leading ranking agencies and publications. MHRD, Govt. of India, in August 2018 announced BITS Pilani as one of the first six Institutions of Eminence in the country. It is one of the few universities that has created an institutionalized framework for achieving a vibrant environment that successfully inculcates an ambience for experiential and cooperative learning and education. BITS Pilani views education as a continual engagement and experience, and ensures that the learning experience is integrated seamlessly not only across its classrooms and laboratories, but also in the industry, as exemplified by its Practice School, and Work Integrated Learning Programmes.
About BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP):
India has a large and qualified professional workforce, which must and will continue to grow in size, complexity, and quality. Given the nature of modern professions, and the acquired reputation of Indian professionals in these roles, continual learning and higher educational qualifications are necessary tools for the nation to succeed within, and compete globally. Work Integrated Learning Programmes of BITS Pilani (WILP) are degree/diploma/certificate programmes, which are developed and conducted by BITS Pilani in association and jointly with organizations representing various industry sectors.