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Documentation of Reported Results
CHMI will be collecting, recording and publicizing “reported results” of CHMI-profiled programs in order to identify and highlight initiatives that are really improving health and financial protection. Reported results are concrete measures of positive program performance across key dimensions (e.g., access, affordability, efficiency, quality, etc.)
The CHMI reported results assessment is the first step in a broader plan to expand understanding of the impact of profiled programs. Future steps include developing more standardized metrics (this will be enabled by first understanding what programs are already tracking), and facilitating program assessments of a handful of the most promising programs.
Program Case Studies
CHMI partners have undertaken in-depth case studies of select health market innovations. Case studies will give readers a deeper look at the structures, activities, and outcomes of promising programs, outlining challenges, exploring lessons learned, and providing the building blocks for replication. The first series of case studies will be available in the spring of 2011.
Continued Database Expansion
The CHMI database is growing daily with the help of the network of CHMI partners and other contributors. Come back often to discover new programs and contribute updated information to existing profiles.
The CHMI briefs will synthesize key observations from the database of programs along specific dimensions such as health focus or program type. Our first brief, focusing on the use of technology for health, will be available in the summer of 2011.
CHMI will undertake thematic analysis of select topics to better understand the mechanisms that improve the functioning of health markets. Two thematic studies are already underway.
Informal Provider Study: Designed to create policy recommendations on how to harness informal providers to deliver quality health services and/or minimize harm, the study will include a review of existing literature and in-depth primary research on the dynamics of informal market for health in a number of developing countries. Grantees have now been selected to conduct work in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria. Click here to view the full grant announcement. Individual study results will be available in late 2011. In early 2012, CHMI plans to produce a synthesis report outlining the common themes and recommendations generated from the individual country-based studies.
Drug Retail Study: This study will evaluate the effects of an entry by a high-quality chain pharmacy (MedPlus) on drug quality and health in Andhra Pradesh, India. MedPlus is a large chain pharmacy with over 600 stores throughout Southern India. The study will contribute to understanding how the development of private retail drug markets impacts health and whether and to what extent public policies can play a role in reducing disparities and improving health outcomes.
Other topics will be determined based on the interests of the CHMI audience. Additional topics may include:
- Roadmaps to more effective government regulation
- Incentivizing entry of high-quality non-state health delivery in underserved areas
- Building on and learning from the successes of microfinance
- How to manage dual practice of healthcare providers
- How to positively influence the development of large-scale international healthcare companies
Country Health Market Profiles
To provide a better context for the health market innovations profiled in our database, CHMI will develop health market profiles for many of our top sources countries of innovations. Country profiles will include basic health market statistics such as GDP/capita, out-of-pocket spending and survey data about where patients seek care, a brief narrative of the country’s health system, and a review of key observations from the CHMI database of programs.
CHMI works to foster strategic relationships between members of the health market innovations community including program implementers, funders, researchers and policy makers. To this end, CHMI partners[link] host in-country roundtables and other networking events. CHMI will organize virtual events such as webinars and continue to encourage connections through this site via the “Contact this Program” feature.
Communities of Practice
CHMI collaborates with several existing Communities of Practice (CoPs) to better link individuals working in similar program areas. Communities of practice may collect best practices, develop performance metrics, host regional learning workshops or webinars, and/or develop dedicated online collaboration platforms. CHMI will incubate additional CoPs targeting different models of health market innovations in order to help influencing national policy agendas.