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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 …

Geo Mapping our Patient Traffic

By Mayank Kedia The public health system places a Primary Health Centre (PHC) to serve a population of about 30,000 people, one for every 10-12 villages and a Health Sub Centres (HSC) for a population of about 5000 people (about …

Our Managed Care Thinking at ICTPH

By Ankit Jain – AVP Operations, A.R. Selva Swetha – Research Analyst At a recent Spark Session held at IFMR Trust, we presented our Managed Care thinking to the larger ecosystem, outlining our basic premise as to why a Managed …

Trans-disciplinary Problem Solving: Implementing Public Health Interventions in Developing Countries

By Zeena Johar, President, ICTPH and Prof. Ramesh Raghavan, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis Late in 2010, individuals from ICTPH and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis began exploring the idea of co-teaching a course. …

Integrated Care Networks – A HLEG Recommendation

By Zeena Johar, President, ICTPH The High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) constituted by the Planning Commission of India was mandated towards developing a framework for providing easily accessible and affordable health care to all Indians. …

ICTPH – Reimagining Health Systems (An Overview Note)

By Zeena Johar and Nachiket Mor The Indian Healthcare Context 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 600,000 habitations, India …

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