A founding principle of ACCESS Health International is that lessons gained from analysis of best practice in healthcare finance and delivery systems developed by one country can be adapted for use in others.
India is the first country where we began our work with ACCESS Health International. Our programs in India include studies of healthcare financing, with an emphasis on the universal healthcare coverage plans of individual states, understanding public private partnerships in healthcare delivery, coordinating multinational joint learning programs on universal healthcare coverage, design of programs to reduce maternal and infant deaths, analysis of means to improve drug procurement and supply, and joint learning programs to improve the efficiency of low cost eye care.
ACCESS Health Singapore documents the current health system (see Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story). ACCESS Health Singapore is also documenting how Singapore plans for the future of healthcare, work that will be summarized in a book, A City for All Ages: National and City Planning Demographic Change. ACCESS Health plans to initiate a Modern Aging program in Singapore to stimulate the creation of businesses to address the medical needs of an aging population. We also work with the government of Singapore to assess strategies for health system transformation to meet the needs of the elderly.
ACCESS Health Sweden initiated the Modern Aging program. The Modern Aging program stimulated the creation of new businesses in Sweden to meet the medical needs of an aging population. ACCESS Health Sweden plans to document current Swedish practices for long term care of the elderly.
ACCESS Health Philippines works to improve healthcare services though the application of telehealth and improved maternal and child care. ACCESS Health Philippines also shares knowledge of best practices in universal healthcare via participation in the multinational Joint Learning Network for Universal Healthcare Coverage.
ACCESS Health International is initiating activities in mainland China. We plan to assist policymakers in the design and implementation of healthcare and social systems to deliver high quality healthcare and to respond to the needs of the elderly population. ACCESS Health China is also creating a Modern Aging program to stimulate the creation of businesses that address the health needs of the elderly.
ACCESS Health Hong Kong plans to identify and document healthcare systems in Hong Kong that provide integrated, patient centered care for the elderly and chronically ill. We will work with the government of Hong Kong and local research centers to assess strategies for health system transformation to meet the needs of the elderly. ACCESS Health Hong Kong is also creating create a Modern Aging program to stimulate the creation of businesses that address the health needs of the elderly.
ACCESS Health Netherlands partners with innovative public and private sector leaders to develop new and better ways to provide care for those most in need of support. ACCESS Health also acts as a knowledge partner for Dutch healthcare companies and institutions. It is currently studying best practices in the Netherlands and in other nearby countries, making those practices available in Europe and across the world.
ACCESS Health United States plans to identify and document healthcare systems in the United States that provide integrated, patient centered care for the elderly and chronically ill. ACCESS Health United States also intends to create a Modern Aging program to stimulate the creation of businesses that address the health needs of the elderly.