ICTPH Ethics Series Part II – Autonomy

Autonomy literally refers to freedom from external control or influence, or simply “independence”. Autonomy plays a crucial role in medical ethics. The relationship between the health system and the patient is based on mutual trust and mutual interest, given that both the parties are independent to make their decisions based on the information available. When care seeker enters the medical facility for seeking care, he/she has entered the facility with…

Ethics In Primary Health Care – ICTPH Ethics Series

Primary health care is an building block of health care system. Primary health care is the first point of contact between the individual and the health care. ICTPH has been working on improvement and seamless delivery of primary health care in India. The indian primary healthcare scenario is fuzzy with multiple players both public and private, multiple medical sciences mainstream and holistic.  Given this all scenario with complex inter player relationship,…

“Tapper and Listener” the course of Health Care Knowledge from Physician to Patient

We may have played this game in our childhood where we tap on the school desk the beats of certain song and one of our friend tires to identify the song.  In 1990 Elizabeth Newton a PhD student of Psychology from Stanford, experimented with some of her friends the same game of “tappers and listeners”. They played with over 25 well known songs. Each tapper was asked to pick a…

Literature review – Understanding the patient’s perception about chronic diseases and conditions, Barrier for non-adherence and poor follow-up.

Background Chronic diseases and conditions are the group of diseases which include cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, and cognitive disorders. The Chronic diseases are on rise globally since last decade(1). Of the broad classified Chronic diseases cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, and cancer have been showing exponential rises globally(1,2). Multiple treatment modalities, drug regimes, prevention programs, policy level provisions have been done in recent period to combat with over increasing burden of…

Field experiences – Optimizing Data collection process with increased accuracy of collected data using field agents from remote field areas.

Primary health care research involves data collection from remote field areas. The field areas can be small isolated ghettos, urban slums, remotely located villages, urban administrative blocks or any other location which involves certain number of households with permanent residents. Data collection from isolated or remotely located field areas possess logistic challenges and challenges in effective data management.(1). With ever evolving technology “Electronic data collection” is deemed to be best…

Financing Universal Healthcare in India

Financing universal healthcare in India Where can the money for universal healthcare be found, how should it be spent and what role should the govt play. Op-Ed in Mint by (May 11, 2015) by Dr Nachiket Mor (Director, IKP Trust) and Anuska Kalita (Vice President, IKP Trust)

IKP Park and IKP Investment Management in IFC’s latest report on healthcare innovations

International Finance Corporation (IFC) of The World Bank Group’s report on the Landscape of Inclusive Business Models in Healthcare mentions IKP Knowledge Park (IKP Park) and IKP Investment Management Company (IKPIMC) for their contribution to the healthcare innovation ecosystem through early stage incubation and venture capital investments. Download the report.

SughaVazhvu Healthcare featured as a Case Study on Global Accountable Care in Action by Brookings

SughaVazhvu’s model of enhancing care management for diabetes patients in rural communities as a part of it’s comprehensive primary care services has been compiled as a case study by The Brookings Institution. The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC that conducts high-quality independent research, and has been consistently ranked as the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank. Download the

SughaVazhvu features in NASSCOM Foundation’s “Ideas that Impact”

SughaVazhvu Healthcare has featured in NASSCOM Foundation’s first publication for “Tech for Good” – “Ideas that Impact“. “Ideas for Impact” is a compendium of case studies of innovative solutions that use technology to impact lives and bring inclusion. This publication includes stories of innovative solutions that are impacting lives, insights from thought leaders, including leaders from the industry, impact investors and social enterprise, and Not for Profits.…

SughaVazhvu Healthcare – Winner at the CNBC-TV18 India Healthcare Awards 2014-15

SughaVazhvu Healthcare, a subsidiary of IKP Trust, is the winner of the CNBC-TV18 India HealthcareAwards 2014-15. This Award — jointly instituted by CNBC TV18 & ICICI Lombard — now in its fifth Year, has become the Gold Standard for the healthcare industry. The esteemed jury that helped select India’s finest healthcare providers included  Kewal Handa – Chairman, Medybiz Pharma;  D G Shah – Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceutical…