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Broad-Base Primary Healthcare

By Dr. Aarti Sahasranaman and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 For a number of reasons, it seems pretty clear that any durable solution to the challenges of healthcare in India will involve a massive expansion in the infrastructure and personnel engaged …

Primary Healthcare – The Missing Link for Rural Indian Populations

By Dr. Zeena Johar, President – IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health At over 3 million square kilometres, stretching 3,000 kilometres from one tip to another, in both directions, with a population crossing 1.2 billion individuals living in over …

Conceptualizing our Bridge Training Program – My Journal

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The last two days have been indeed fascinating, as we have been trekking around to better understand the requirements of our Bridge Training Program that we intend to develop along with the School of …

ICTPH and SughaVazhvu Healthcare introduce bar-coded I-cards to streamline disease management

By Nandita Vijay, Bengaluru – Special Correspondent, Pharmabiz.com IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Healthcare (ICTPH) and SughaVazhvu Healthcare have introduced bar-coded identity cards as part of the rural micro health initiatives. This is a web-based patient-physician interaction and supply …

The lack of Primary Health Care

By Dr. Zeena Johar and Dr. Nachiket Mor 1 India has some of the best quaternary and tertiary care in the world and is gradually getting to acquire a name for itself even in the field of “Medical Tourism”. Secondary …

Where are the Doctors? Allopathic doctors in short supply; need for trained practitioners of alternative medicine

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 India is a country of 1.2 billion people. One estimate, provided by the World Health Organisation, suggests that on average one physician is required to serve 1,000 people, across all levels …

Tackling a Primary Shortage – States can specify minimum sub-MBBS skills to increase the supply of healthcare providers

By Vineetha Mg, Richa Roy, and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 Medicine is one profession in which qualified personnel will remain central despite all the advances in technology that are taking place. It is generally believed that shortages in this sphere …

Our (Pangea Advisors, Columbia Business School) association with ICTPH

by Claire Jarvis, Marie-Sarah Jouffroy, and Christian Wilson* When we first decided to work on the ICTPH project we knew little about healthcare in India, little about the scope of the project and little about each other. But despite these …

Analysing clinical workflow: A day at Alakkudi RMHC

By A.R. Selva Swetha, Research Analyst – ICTPH A key element to the ICTPH Health System Design is protocolisation. All interactions right from patient management at the Rural Micro Health Clinic (RMHC)-level, to patient follow-ups, to household-level surveys and risk-profiling …

Analysing Patient Data at SughaVazhvu – Chief Complaints and Diagnoses of Patients Belonging to Different Age Groups

by Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President, Interventions One of the key functions of ICTPH’s Health Management Information System (HMIS) is to collect health information and maintain electronic medical records (EMRs) of each patient who visits a SughaVazhvu rural micro health centre …

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