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 ...

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 ...

The launch of mobile phone-based rapid risk-profiling of our populations

By Mayank Kedia, Research Associate (Technology Solutions) – ICTPH, and A.R. Selva Swetha, Research Analyst – ICTPH With the Health Systems approach we are aiming to take, which comprises preventive screening, curative, and community and clinic-based intervention components, we at ...

Partnership with Dimagi: Use of CommCare to carry out Rapid Risk Assessment through Health Extension Workers (HEW) in Karambayam

By Deepak Rajanna, Vice President (Infrastructure and Technology) – ICTPH Our field supervisor, Alex, training the Guides at Karambayam in the use of mobile phones to collect Rapid Risk Assessment data. A preventative approach to health invariably needs a sophisticated ...

Pre – Clinic Launch Mobile-based Enrolment Process

By Deepak Rajanna, VP – ICTPH Crucial to the ICTPH Health Systems approach comprising preventive screening, curative, and community and clinic-based intervention components, is a clear demographic understanding of the target geography. Preceding the launch of an RMHC there is ...

Considerations for Pricing at the RMHC

By Sheena Jain, Intern – ICTPH and Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH There is a lot of excitement with the opening of the second Rural Micro Health Center (RMHC) in Tanjore; this once ambitious goal for ICTPH is now a ...

How Electronic Health Records Can Enhance the Quality of Health Services Delivery

By Laura Costica, Research Associate – ICTPH Imagine an elderly man who walks into a primary care unit seeking treatment; his old age hampers his ability to remember past medical experiences, restricting the information the healthcare professional can use to ...

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