Information communication technology
Database at a Glances present cross-sections of the CHMI database to underscore trends our programs database is uncovering in countries where the private sector delivers the majority of health care. This Database at a Glance analyses trends in how technology is being used to treat tuberculosis.
Database at a Glances present cross-sections of the CHMI database to underscore trends our programs database is uncovering in countries where the private sector delivers the majority of health care. This Database at a Glance analyses trends in eHealth and mHealth.
Innovations in Tuberculosis Care: Exploring the Evidence Behind Emerging Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
This report highlights key observations about innovative, market-based health programs based on CHMI’s initial phase of operation, 2010-2011. This report was compiled by the Center for Health Market Innovations team at the Results for Development Institute with contributions from CHMI partners (below). Maria Belenky, Donika Dimovska, Gina Lagomarsino, Trevor Lewis, and Rose Reis contributed content.
The Apollo journey commenced with a dream so powerful that it transformed the medical landscape in South Asia. The dream nurtured and grew with Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, the founder Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, who translated this vision into a reality. Apollo Hospitals started as a 150-bed hospital in Chennai, Southern India in 1983, amid much scepticism. India in the early 1980s was not the easiest place for a private enterprise.
In 1999 Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) was established by Apollo group as a registered not-for-profit organization. The foundation specializes in giving remote consultation and second opinion to both patients and doctors, for whom due to distance and spiralling costs, access to quality health care is difficult. Tele-camps enable a specialist to see several patients one after another.
The Remote Medical Diagnostics (ReMeDi) Medical Data Acquisition Unit (MDAU) offered by Neurosynaptic Communications is an indigenous technology, developed jointly with the TeNeT group of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai which facilitates remote diagnosis by allowing transmission of various vital parameters about the patient to a doctor that are needed to make a decision on the preliminary diagnosis.
GlicOnLine is a Java software that runs on mobile phones and internet access devices. The program allows diabetes patients to log blood sugar levels, count carbohydrates and calculate insulin doses in real time. The results are sent through the internet and diagnosed by physicians, helping their treatment and development. The company’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients with diabetes.
SAJIDA has been committed to its goal of providing quality health care services to the poor and poorest of the poor. Its health program that was initiated in 1999 remains an integral component of SAJIDA's development interventions. As part of its comprehensive development approach, the purpose of the program is to improve the health of SAJIDA member families (micro-finance participants). It also plans to provide quality preventive and curative healthcare services to other community people in SAJIDA's working areas.