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ACCESS Health works to improve healthcare delivery systems in low, middle, and high income countries. Our studies highlight the importance of integration of healthcare services from the home and community with specialized clinics and hospitals.
ACCESS Health works to improve healthcare delivery systems in low, middle, and high income countries. Our studies highlight the importance of integration of healthcare services from the home and community with specialized clinics and hospitals. We believe that efficient healthcare delivery systems can improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare. In resource limited settings, we focus on providing community and primary care to rural and urban populations. In high income countries, we work on improving the quality and lowering the cost of elder and chronic care.

ACCESS Health is working on designing patient centered healthcare delivery systems that allow monitoring of the care continuum. The key considerations for improved healthcare delivery are access, affordability, and quality. Integrated care delivers high quality care closer to the community in both rural and urban environments. ACCESS Health is designing and implementing innovative models that can grow throughout the country.

Featured Projects

Projects

  • ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    The ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative brought hospitals together to learn how to increase patient volume while maintaining high standards of care. The collaborative helped hospitals expand access to eye care services and improve the efficiency of care.

  • ACCESS Health Infant Care Improvement Project

    ACCESS Health Infant Care Improvement Project

    The ACCESS Health Infant Care Improvement Project analyzed factors that affect infant care in two Indian states, Bihar and Odisha (Orissa). ACCESS Health worked with the local governments to create a plan for primary care for maternal and infant care based on this work. Several districts in both states have declared an interest in implementing this plan to reduce mother and child mortality.

  • ACCESS Health Primary Care Research Project

    ACCESS Health Primary Care Research Project

    The ACCESS Health Primary Care Research Project reviewed and summarized information on the state of primary care delivery in India and highlighted good practice initiatives. ACCESS Health uses this data to work with both public and private sectors to design effective primary healthcare systems.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations

    Center for Health Market Innovations

    ACCESS Health is one of the organizations that creates content for the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Center is a digital platform that connects healthcare organizations and providers, researchers, and policymakers to learn about innovations that increase access to high quality, affordable healthcare. Most of our studies are of health programs in India, Bangladesh, and Brazil.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    The Learning Exchange provides funding to facilitate structured learning partnerships between or among organizations that are profiled by the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Learning Exchange will help programs improve business practices, adopt innovations, or scale up or replicate an aspect of their model to a new market.

  • Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    The Indian Neonatal Collaborative brought together practitioners from six of the best public and private neonatal intensive care units in India. The practitioners worked together to learn, implement, and scale up practices that reduce newborn deaths caused by infection.

  • Primary Care Pilot Program

    Primary Care Pilot Program

    ACCESS Health and the Indian School of Business are working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design and to assist the development of a transformative primary care program.

  • Public Drug Procurement Project

    Public Drug Procurement Project

    ACCESS Health India analyzed drug procurement programs in five Indian states as part of the Public Drug Procurement Project. We measured the impact of these programs on the quality and availability of drugs. Our work highlighted critical success factors for efficient drug procurement systems in this context.

  • Public Private Partnerships Project

    Public Private Partnerships Project

    The Public Private Partnerships Project nurtures a more effective and efficient healthcare system in India. The project works to establish dialogues and to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sectors through research, information sharing, and capacity building.

  • Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives brings newborn care providers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into a learning collaborative. Providers in the collaborative learn, implement, and scale up process improvements that improve outcomes for newborns.

  • TB Drug Procurement Study

    TB Drug Procurement Study

    The ACCESS Health initiated TB Drug Procurement Study examined tuberculosis drug procurement systems in several Indian states. We worked with local governments to identify weaknesses in drug procurement programs and to increase the availability and decrease the cost of essential medicines.

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Mainland China

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The initial goal of ACCESS Health China is to assure that the elderly have access to high quality affordable care at home and in communities. ACCESS Health China also encourages entrepreneurs to create businesses that serve the needs of the elderly. An aging population is one of the most challenging issues faced by healthcare systems today, including China. Older patients have high rates of one or more chronic disease. The challenge is to provide high quality care and control cost. ACCESS Health brings together experts and organizations facing similar healthcare challenges to share experiences in a structured process known as joint learning. Through this process, experts and organizations share knowledge of what works. ACCESS Health intends to establish a Joint Learning Program to address the problems of elder care and primary care within both urban and rural China.

Projects

  • Joint Learning Network for Evolving Health Systems

    Joint Learning Network for Evolving Health Systems

    ACCESS Health brings together experts and organizations facing similar healthcare challenges to share experiences in a structured process known as joint learning. Through this process, experts and organizations share knowledge of what works and what does not. ACCESS Health intends to establish a Joint Learning Network to address the problems of elder care and primary care within both urban and rural China.

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ACCESS Health works closely with the government, private sector, and academia to improve healthcare delivery systems in the Philippines. We study, document, and analyze best practices in the healthcare delivery system. We advise on models of integrated healthcare with a focus on delivery models for primary healthcare, specifically in the areas of maternal and child health and tuberculosis. ACCESS Health works to increase access to affordable health technologies that improve the quality of healthcare services and the functioning of the healthcare delivery system. We believe that efficient healthcare delivery systems can improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare.

Projects

  • Center for Health Market Innovations

    Center for Health Market Innovations

    ACCESS Health is one of the organizations that creates content for the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Center is a digital platform that connects healthcare organizations and providers, researchers, and policymakers to learn about innovations that increase access to high quality, affordable healthcare. Most of our studies are of health programs in India, Bangladesh, and Brazil.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    The Learning Exchange provides funding to facilitate structured learning partnerships between or among organizations that are profiled by the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Learning Exchange will help programs improve business practices, adopt innovations, or scale up or replicate an aspect of their model to a new market.

  • Stop TB Now Project

    Stop TB Now Project

    The Stop TB Now Project strengthens the national effort of the Philippine government to combat tuberculosis. The project enhances local capacity to prevent, screen, treat, and track tuberculosis in children from low income areas.

  • The e-AKaP Project

    The e-AKaP Project

    The e-AKaP Project trains and equips frontline community health workers in the Philippines with tablets and a mobile application. The project helps workers to monitor and communicate important information to expectant mothers and families. e-AKaP is a Tagalog acronym that stands for “e-Action for Universal Health.”

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Singapore is transforming its healthcare system from an acute care system to a comprehensive system for acute and chronic care. The healthcare system has been restructured to encourage integrated care across all healthcare services and between healthcare and social service systems. An aging population and the related rise in chronic conditions were an impetus for this transformation. ACCESS Health works with policy planners, healthcare deliverers, and researchers. Together, we study this system and identify best practices in planning and implementing new models of integrated care for affordable chronic disease management.

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ACCESS Health works to improve healthcare delivery systems for the elderly in Sweden. Our studies focus on remote monitoring that seniors and healthcare providers use to improve the quality of elder care. We study the integration of patient record systems regionally and nationally, including data exchange systems that cover municipal care organizations, private providers, and emergency hospitals. We focus on innovative elder care models, such as mobile emergency teams and mobile doctors. Healthcare in Sweden is undergoing a shift from traditional geriatric clinics in large regional hospitals to local community wards for seniors. We also study the role of national quality registries in quality and process management and in ensuring access to care of equal quality across Sweden.

Featured Projects

Projects

  • Elder Care Case Studies

    Elder Care Case Studies

    ACCESS Health studies the Swedish elder care system from different angles. Our team interviews regional directors of healthcare, national and local politicians, policy experts, doctors, nurses, assistant nurses, and a range of other healthcare professionals in an effort to identify areas for improvement and strengths of the Swedish elder care system.

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United States

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Our focus in the United States is on improving the quality and affordability of elder care. The population aged eighty and older is growing the fastest and has the highest incidence of chronic conditions, functional limitations, and cognitive decline. The demand for caregivers will increase significantly. The elderly will consume an increasingly large portion of health spending. We identify best practices in elder care, including among providers of geriatric, long term, and chronic care; aging in place and aging in community; healthcare delivery at home; senior living facilities; research; and policy and advocacy organizations. We explore how service providers can learn from each other and improve access to high quality and affordable care.

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Hong Kong (China)

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Hong Kong is promoting healthy aging and the long term care of older people. Hong Kong is transforming the healthcare system from a primarily acute care system to a comprehensive system for acute and chronic care. ACCESS Health Hong Kong works with local academic institutions and industry associations to develop policies and programs for healthcare and elder care delivery. ACCESS Health brings together experts and organizations facing similar healthcare challenges to share experiences in a structured process known as joint learning. Through this process, experts and organizations share knowledge of what works and what does not. ACCESS Health intends to establish a Joint Learning Program to address the problems of elder care and primary care within Hong Kong.

Projects

  • Joint Learning Network for Evolving Health Systems

    Joint Learning Network for Evolving Health Systems

    ACCESS Health brings together experts and organizations facing similar healthcare challenges to share experiences in a structured process known as joint learning. Through this process, experts and organizations share knowledge of what works and what does not. ACCESS Health intends to establish a Joint Learning Network to address the problems of elder care and primary care within both urban and rural China.

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From the Blog

Influencing Policy Development in the Philippines

ACCESS Health Philippines is an adviser to the Philippines Department of Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau and the Health Facility Development Bureau. The Philippines Department of Health formulates policies, sets standards, and defines rules and regulations for every health program and initiative implemented in the country.  These initiatives are supported by administrative orders, which serve as the basis for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of these health programs. Through the years, there have been around two thousand administrative orders and sixteen...

India’s Fiscal Devolution and Impact on Healthcare

The health system in India is undergoing significant change, moving from a system that was heavily reliant on the central government to one that encourages decreased central control and increased decision making at the state level. The move to more decentralized operations is also accompanied by a significant increase in the transfer of untied tax funds from central to state governments. All this is consistent with a growing trend toward regional over pan Indian political power.These changes will have important implications for state governments and for citizens in each state who seek...

CNN News 18 Features ACCESS Health International

CNN News 18 in India recently aired an important discussion among national healthcare leaders on the role of technology in rural healthcare. ACCESS Health India Country Director Siddhartha Bhattacharya was featured on the panel. Click on the videos below to hear his thoughts on the potential role of mobile technology in healthcare, making universal access to healthcare a reality in India, and effective healthcare startups. The last video includes general thoughts from all panelists on the most important next steps to boost the role of technology in rural Indian health systems. You can view...
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