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India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the United States are among the top 20 countries with the greatest number of mobile phones in use.
ACCESS Health works to increase access to affordable health technologies that improve the quality of healthcare services and the functioning of health financing systems.


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Health technology is revolutionizing the way healthcare is perceived and practiced in the Philippines. The country has one of the highest mobile phone usage rates in the world, and mobile use has significantly increased in rural areas. Because of its unique geography and robust technology sector, the Philippines should be able to lead the way in information and communications technology for health. ACCESS Health Philippines helps scale promising health technology pilot projects that bridge barriers to achieving universal health coverage, such as geographic fragmentation and lack of reliable health information.


  • 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.

  • Joint Learning Fund

    Joint Learning Fund

    The Joint Learning Network established the Joint Learning Fund to support the ability of Network members to learn from each other on a range of topics, including expanded coverage, information technology, primary healthcare, provider payments, and quality improvement. Member countries use the Joint Learning Fund to support study tours, workshops, and exchange of personnel to learn from universal health coverage reform strategies that have been successful in other countries.

  • Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    The Joint Learning Network brings together low and middle income countries in Africa and Asia to share experiences, challenges, and insights drawn from their efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

  • Joint Learning: Experiences from Knowledge Sharing Toward Universal Health Coverage

    Joint Learning: Experiences from Knowledge Sharing Toward Universal Health Coverage

    This book will share our experiences with the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a program that brings together countries to share their experiences – their challenges and their successes – working toward universal health coverage. It is scheduled for completion by December 2014.

  • Pinoy Health Innovations Project

    Pinoy Health Innovations Project

    ACCESS Health established the Pinoy Health Innovations Project in the Philippines. The project brings together healthcare providers, customers, and technology experts to explore some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare in the Philippines and to develop innovative technology solutions.

  • 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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ACCESS Health Sweden studies eHealth technologies in Northern Europe. In this effort, we study the information infrastructure that underpins the healthcare systems. We study the design, history, context, and application of eHealth. eHealth is a term that encompasses a range of software applications in healthcare, such as patient record systems, prescription databases, and image exchanges. The ACCESS Health team has chosen to study the Estonian eHealth and eGovernance systems. Estonia has invested heavily since the early 1990s in building its eHealth infrastructure.

In Sweden, we study the Swedish eHealth system and the newly established eHealth Department, a new branch of the Swedish government. We also look at how regional healthcare systems apply national standards and implement eHealth services.

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  • 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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From the Blog

Health Futures Program Expands Efforts of Global Industry Leaders

The Health Futures China program recently supported two major global organizations, helping them expand and grow healthcare related opportunities in China. In March, Health Futures China helped the world's largest medical device company, Medtronic, launch a groundbreaking new program on value based healthcare. The program creates an innovative business and payment model based on the blood glucose control outcome for diabetes patients. It will help both doctors and patients to create better blood glucose control outcomes at a lower cost thanks to new medical and information technologies. The...

Health Futures Hosts Industry Leader Event on Digital Health

The Health Futures program in China recently held a special Industry Leaders Networking Reception in collaboration with the Singtel Innov8 Ventures and WeWork in Shanghai. The event took place on March 27, 2019. The Event, held at WeWork (Shanghai Landmark Center), focused on the development of digital health industry in China and Asia Pacific. More than forty mentors and partners from various sectors of healthcare service, health technologies, investment, and health policy and research participated in the session. Shawn Gu, Communications Manager of the Health Futures program in China...

International and United States Release of Every Second Counts: A New Book Exploring the Largest Emergency Service Provider in the World

Every Second Counts: New Book Explores the Birth and Growth of the Largest Emergency Service Provider in the World

Dr. William Haseltine tells the story of the groundbreaking emergency response system that every country should be emulating.

Minutes and seconds can mean the difference between life or death. In his new book, Every Second Counts: Saving Lives with India’s Emergency Response System (Brookings Institute), Dr...
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Modern Aging: inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly.
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