Inside the Database
We use the wealth of data collected by CHMI to gain new insights into how health markets operate. Subscribe for the CHMI Blog to receive updates of new syntheses as they become available.
Organizing Delivery programs: What areas of health do they focus on?
In examining trends within the CHMI Programs database, many people are curious about how particular health services are being delivered. Take family planning. How do innovative health programs deliver contraceptive services? Or primary care: Given that primary care is sorely neglected in many settings, what kinds of private sector programs are filling the void, providing essential services without impoverishing the poor? Data from more than 800 programs in 109 countries are beginning to answer these questions.
What does a program’s primary funding source tell us?
Many people ask us about funding: How can their programs get more, how other programs are funded and what are the best models for sustainable funding sources. Here, we share an aggregate picture of how programs in the CHMI database are funded.
How do programs mobilize funds and give purchasing power to the poor?
Recognizing the essential role that financing programs and products play in the health market, this “Database at a Glance” analysis takes a look at how health market innovations are making care more accessible and affordable for the poor.
How do programs increase access to care for NCDs?
Over the last year and a half, CHMI partners have identified a number of approaches that can play an important role in making NCD care accessible and affordable to the poor and underserved. Here, we highlight a number of initiatives aimed at addressing one or more segments of the NCD continuum of care.
How is the private sector delivering TB care?
A look into the CHMI database shows that programs that work to harness the private sector are displaying new levels of innovation in delivering TB care to the poor. A closer look at these programs reveals interesting new insights.
How do innovators deliver quality eye care to the poor?
Approximately 90% of the 285 million visually impaired live in the developing world. Up to 80% of these cases can be prevented or treated. This Database at a Glance highlights how innovative approaches such as high-volume, low-cost hospitals and mobile clinics are expanding access to eye care for poor populations.
How does mobile medical care extend healthcare to rural and remote populations?
From a basic bicycle carrying health workers and medicine into rural villages to a fully mobile cardiac catheterization lab, CHMI profiles close to 80 mobile care programs. This Database at a Glance reflects on the wide variety of mobile care programs and highlights several models that have been developing the capacity of limited medical human resources to serve disperse and remote populations.
Focus: Technology Innovations
The global health community is increasingly focused on how information and communication technology (ICT) can help solve healthcare delivery problems. A quarter of programs in the CHMI database apply technology solutions. To gain more insight into the proliferation trends, applications, and potential impact of technology-enabled innovations, CHMI took an in-depth look at this topic through an extensive analysis of its database.
Emerging Health Market Innovations
CHMI has identified a number of innovative models that have not yet been widely studied, scaled or replicated. We will continue to track, highlight and study these emerging innovations with the goal of promoting greater understanding of their business models, potential for scale, and promise for impact.
Stay tuned for more interesting insights from Inside the Database!
Want to do your own analysis or data mashing? You can download the CHMI programs database to create your own data manipulation. Download the entire database by clicking on the Download button on the Programs page. Or extract a sub-section of the database into Excel (such as TB programs) by clicking the Download button at the top right-hand side of the page in any browse view.