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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 …

Financial Sustainability: Ensuring Growth through Evaluation

By Johanne Chu My name is Johanne Chu, currently a sophomore at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. I arrived at ICTPH on February 2, 2012 wanting hands-on experience in health care. While I had no prior experience …

Camp-Based Approach to Community Engagement and Human Resource Training

By Aarti Sahasranaman, Vice President – Interventions, ICTPH SughaVazhvu organised its first RMHC-based camp for cervical screening during the weekend of February 25th and 26th, 2012. The screening camp was organised in Kavarapattu on the 25th, and Okkanadu Melaiyur on …

Addressing Human Resources Challenges in Global Health – A Perspective from India

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Nachiket Mor 1 Given the critical role that providers play in healthcare, human resources remains one of the most important challenges in healthcare in both developed and developing countries. And, this problem is made more …

Is Managed Care at all a Possibility in Developing Countries? – A Perspective from Thanjavur

By Nachiket Mor and Karthik Tiruvarur 1 Developing country environments are characterized by acute shortages of both financial and human resources for healthcare as well as by a high burden of infectious diseases. In the recent past a large and …

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