Creativity vs. Corona: How Innovative Minds Enlist to Save Humanity

By | June 1st, 2020|Healthcare Technology|

The entire world is facing a social, medical, economic and political crisis of proportions greater than that of the Great Depression, 1930-39. What are the skills and qualities that can help each of us tide over the prevailing crises?   In a webinar organised as part of the Covid-19 preparedness series by Max Institute of Healthcare Management at the Indian [...]

An aggregated sample collection model for COVID-19?

By | May 12th, 2020|Operations Management|

Indian Council of Medical Research has, over the past few days, increased the Covid-19 testing capacity in India massively. Starting with 3,700 tests in March to scaling them up to over 18,000 tests (as on April 11), the testing capacity is all set to increase further. Much of this is attributed to increased procurement of kits, 24*7 labs, [...]

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 [...]

Point of Care Technologies for Rural Settings: Relevance and Advances

By | January 2nd, 2020|Healthcare Technology|

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

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