By Deepak Rajanna, VP – ICTPH
IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) is piloting a nurse-managed, physician-supervised, technology-enabled, comprehensive primary health care delivery model in rural Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu with equal focus on developing Human Resources, Health Care Interventions, Infrastructure and Innovative Financing. Technology, a crucial component in the mix, is pivotal to the success of this model, currently being implemented by ICTPH’s partner, Sughavazhvu. Innovative uses of Technology, apart from managing information flow within the system, enables the implementation partner to increase adherence of protocols, spot and correct operational inefficiencies, manage community outreach in the populations being served, and as a whole, increase the quality of care being delivered.This technical note explores the various facets of technology employed in our pilots with a detailed focus on the IT system, the ICTPH Health Management Information System (HMIS) developed in partnership with Swasth India Pvt. Ltd.
Read the paper here.