Building With Imperfect Tools: Notes from the Field on Data Quality and Uncertainty

By | April 13th, 2020|Notes from the field|

By Alekhya Chaparala, Research Assistant, MIHM On a cool day last December, I visited the Kopaganj Community Center in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district. Implementation of an MIHM costing study on family planning was about to begin, and I was in the field to finalize operations and brief local officials before data collection commenced the following week. My [...]

Revolutionizing Healthcare through Patient Engagement

By | March 15th, 2020|Notes from the field|

By Naireet Ghosh, Analyst, MIHM Historically, the healthcare industry has been relatively reluctant in adopting technology for non-clinical processes. Only recently, care providers seem to have realized the value of enhancing patient experience by the use of technology in order to improve healthcare outcomes. This is evident from the recent boom of the patient engagement solutions [...]

Point of Care Technologies for Rural Settings: Relevance and Advances

By | March 13th, 2020|Notes from the field|

By Preeti Singh, Analyst, MIHM Point of Care (PoC) technologies refers to bringing care closer to the first point of contact in both temporal and organizational dimensions through the use of technology. Over the years, the health sector has seen interdisciplinary PoC technology innovations, such as smartphone health applications, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, and wearable devices, across healthcare [...]

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