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  • ACCESS Health China Teaching at New York University Shanghai

    In January, ACCESS Health China was invited to design and teach a New York University Shanghai course titled Design Sprint: Modern Aging and Health Futures in China. Eight students from numerous university study centers and campuses registered for the three week course. The course taught students about health and aging in China and the methodology…

  • Beyond Patient Centered Healthcare

    This blog, written by ACCESS Health President William Haseltine and ACCESS Health Singapore Program Manager Denise Ong, originally appeared in The Huffington Post “Patient centered care” is a term that has become ubiquitous in healthcare policy and strategy documents. Today chronic diseases such as diabetes prevail. Health and social needs of an aging population are…

ACCESS Health International

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  • Reflections on the Joint Learning Network from its Founding Members

    This post originally appeared at JointLearningNetwork.org Earlier this month, I was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the International Forum for Universal Health Coverage, which was organized by the South Korean Health Insurance and Review Service. I spoke about the work of the Joint Learning Network and the efforts of its members to ensure…

  • MIT Hacking Medicine Awards Top Robotics Prize

    Autonomous Smart Mobility Platform Clinches Top Prize at MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics Singapore 2017 Winning team, Botler, creates a patient-friendly autonomous transport system at Asia’s first Hackathon for social robotics in elder care. The creators of Botler have been officially announced as the winners of MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics Singapore 2017. Their solution looks at…

  • Hacking Medicine with ACCESS Health Singapore

    Channel News Asia’s morning program First Look Asia featured ACCESS Health Singapore Country Manager Adrienne Mendenhall talking about technology and robotics as a solution to some of the challenges of an aging population. The interview aired in the leadup to Asia’s first hackathon to explore robotic solutions for elder care, Hacking Medicine Robotics Singapore. The…

ACCESS Health International

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  • Living with Dementia: An interview with Brian LeBlanc

    Brian LeBlanc is living with dementia. He dedicates his time to improving the way individuals living with dementia are viewed and treated in their communities and in national policy. In this interview Mr. LeBlanc describes his life living with dementia and his educational and outreach activities.

  • CNN News 18 Features ACCESS Health International

    CNN News 18 in India recently aired an important discussion among national healthcare leaders on the role of technology in rural healthcare. ACCESS Health India Country Director Siddhartha Bhattacharya was featured on the panel. Click on the videos below to hear his thoughts on the potential role of mobile technology in healthcare, making universal access…

  • Elder Care in the United States: Voices from the Field

    The ACCESS Health team conducted a series of in depth interviews on elder care and optimal aging in the United States. Each interview provides a comprehensive look at a specific model or initiative that can improve the quality of life and care for an aging population. As a group, these interviews provide a broad understanding of…

  • Corporatizing Public Hospitals in the Philippines

    The ACCESS Health team in the Philippines is finalizing the first phase of its nationwide study mapping the status of corporatizing public hospitals. ACCESS Health has worked with the Department of Health to identify public hospitals that have initiated or fully implemented corporatization reforms. The second phase of the study will evaluate the impact of…

  • Boston University and ACCESS Health Host Industry Leaders Networking Reception

    The team at ACCESS Health in China kicked off 2017 with an Industry Leaders Networking Reception held in partnership with the Boston University School of Public Health. The event, held at Tech Temple in Beijing, included more than forty industry leaders from academia, large healthcare corporations, non healthcare corporations, and investors. The Dean of Boston University…

  • Technical Writer and Editor- Part Time Consultant (Delhi)

    ACCESS Health International is a nonprofit think tank and advisory group dedicated to improving access to high quality, affordable healthcare in low, middle, and high income countries. We advise national and regional governments and the private sector on the design and management of healthcare finance and delivery systems. Our team members reside in country. We…

  • Person Directed Dementia Living: An interview with Beatitudes Campus

    Beatitudes Campus is a life plan community based in Phoenix Arizona. They are recognized for their extensive research of person directed dementia care. The model they designed, Comfort Matters, eliminated all incidences of sundowning, greatly reduced usage of antipsychotic medications, decreased hospitalizations, increased staff satisfaction, decreased staff turnover, and increased family involvem...

  • Lifelong Living and Learning: An interview with Lasell Village

    Lasell Village is a senior living community in Newton, Massachusetts that shares the campus with Lasell College. This unique interface enables residents to participate in college classes and build meaningful intergenerational relationships. In this interview, Lasell Village president and Lasell College vice president, Anne Doyle describes the lifelong learning activities and multigenerational conn...

  • Medical Audits Collaborative: Phase III Meeting in Seoul and Wonju, South Korea

    The Medical Audits Collaborative held its third in person meeting in South Korea from December 6 to 9, 2016. The meeting was the third in a series that brought together participants from Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Philippines toward the development of a medical audits systems toolkit. The toolkit will synthesize country…

  • Disrupting Emergency Medicine: An interview with DispatchHealth

    Colorado based DispatchHealth is redefining emergency medical care by delivering fully integrated quality care in the home, work, and senior living community settings. In the first six months of 2016, DispatchHealth cared for 478 people; sixty seven percent were with individuals sixty five and older. The health care cost savings from those visits is estimated…

ACCESS Health International

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  • Improving Healthcare Through Medical Audits

    ACCESS Health is one of the founders of the Joint Learning Network, an innovative knowledge network for low and middle income countries who are focused on expanding health coverage for all citizens. A group of network members recently formed a Medical Audits Collaborative, with ACCESS Health acting as coordinator. In early September, the Collaborativemet in…

  • ACCESS Health Launches Affordable Excellence Book in China

    ACCESS Health has launched the Chinese language version of Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story. Affordable Excellence demonstrates the possibility of achieving accessible, affordable, and quality heatlhcare for emerging economies. While it tells the story of healthcare in Singapore, its lessons are applicable in China where government has a track record of commitment to improving...

  • Partnering for the Future: TechTemple and ACCESS Health

    ACCESS Health International recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with one of the leading startup incubators in China, TechTemple. The two organizations will be working together closely to improve the healthcare entrepreneur ecosystem in China. Around sixty people attended the event on September 7. ACCESS Health President and Chairman Dr. William Haseltine led a panel discussion…

ACCESS Health International

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  • The 6th US-China Health Summit Features ACCESS Health

    The US-China Health Summit is one of the largest and most important annual gatherings of health care leaders from the world’s two largest economies. Xi’an, China hosted the sixth annual summit earlier this month, with two thousand experts from academia, research, industry, and government in attendance. The summit featured ACCESS Health experts and ideas prominently,…

ACCESS Health International

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Type: Blog Article

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  • A Pioneering Effort by Both Mother and Caregiver Pays Dividend

    New milestone for feeding a new born is set at ten minutes This blog is coauthored by Vishal Abhishek, Vivek Gupta and Vikrant Prabhakar of ACCESS Health India. They write about how the Niloufer Hospital demonstrates success through quality improvement. The Niloufer Hospital is part of the Safe Care, Saving Lives program. Breast milk is…

  • Humans of Safe Care, Saving Lives

    This is the eleventh in a series of profiles of the dedicated individuals behind the Safe Care, Saving Lives project. Safe Care, Saving Lives is a quality improvement project to improve neonatal care in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. See the previous post in the series. “I was born in a conventional family in Mahbubnagar. Fortunately, my parents…

  • The Evolution of Health Insurance in India

    Allopathic medicine in India dates back to the 1600s when medical officers arrived in India with the British East India Company ship surgeons. After the reigns of the Indian Subcontinent or Erstwhile India were taken over by the Company in 1757, the first medical department was setup in Bengal presidency, present day West Bengal and…

  • Health Technology Assessment in Low and Middle Income Countries: Emerging Technical Area of Interest for Joint Learning

    Universal Health Coverage is mandated by many low and middle countries. Countries in Asia and Africa are launching publicly sponsored health insurance program for covering populations. These countries continue to face challenges in providing adequate benefit coverage due to limited resources which may be due to shrinking fiscal space or global financial crisis. Priority setting…

  • Revolutionizing Primary Healthcare Delivery in Uttar Pradesh

    Today, the government of Uttar Pradesh took a critical step toward strengthening primary healthcare services in the region, launching a call for proposals for a new public-private partnership that could revolutionize local healthcare service delivery. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India, with some of the country’s poorest health indicators. Residents there face…

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