Impact of Medical Audits Learnings on Nigeria’s Health System

This post was written by Dr. Uchenna E. Ewelike, Head of Standards and Quality Assurance (South-East Zone), National Health Insurance Scheme Nigeria. It originally appeared as part of the Joint Learning Network’s monthly newsletter and blog. Background: Medical audit systems are crucial to quality improvement in patient care and systems efficiency. But many countries struggle with the…

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ACCESS Health Moderates First Ever Aging Panel Asia Venture Philanthropists Network

The fifth Asia Venture Philanthropists Network conference brought together a diverse group of funders, resource providers, and innovators from Asia and beyond to explore opportunities for learning and collaboration and to support the growth of the social sector ecosystem in Asia. The conference theme this year was "Collaborating for Impact", reflective of the need for…

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Aging With Dignity: Interviews with Elder Care Providers

Aging with Dignity: Innovation and Challenge in Sweden – The Voice of Care Professionals is based on the following ACCESS Health interviews and reports on long term care: Patient Centered Swedish Healthcare: An English summary of the Swedish Forum for Welfare report The Most Fragile Elderly Project: An interview with Maj Rom The Most Fragile…

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Highlighting Health at IBM 2017 China Forum

Highlighting Health at IBM 2017 China Forum

ACCESS Health played a leading role in highlighting healthcare at the 15th Annual IBM China Forum, which took place in Beijing in April. The Forum brought together more than one thousand clients, partners, IBM experts and key influencers to explore the way IBM is transforming and reimagining industries. ACCESS Health helped organize the Healthcare Sub Forum,…

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Cutting Cases of Hypothermia: A Safe Care, Saving Lives Success

Venkata Padma Hospital is a privately owned children's hospital in the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. It caters to people living in the nearby tribal districts. The majority of the babies admitted to the hospital are born outside of the hospital facility and are referred to the unit from surrounding areas. Each month, the hospital…

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Aging with Dignity: Innovation and Challenge in Sweden

Aging with Dignity: Innovation and Challenge in Sweden

Demographic change is a defining issue of our time. As the worldwide population ages, the healthcare systems of every country will meet challenges of scale in providing for their elderly. In July 2017, ACCESS Health International will publish the much anticipated book Aging with Dignity: Innovation and Challenge in Sweden – The Voice of Care…

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Lessons Learned Saving Newborn Lives in India

The Safe Care, Saving Lives program launched in partnership with the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust in 2014 is designed to save newborn lives, reducing the neonatal and perinatal mortality rate in India by fifteen percent over a four year period. Currently, more than 680,000 newborn babies die every year in India. It is the highest…

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ACCESS Health China Launch Bright Start Project with J.P. Morgan and Non-Profit Incubator

On April 23, J.P. Morgan, Non-Profit Incubator, and ACCESS Health China launched the Bright Start Project in Shanghai. More than sixty undergraduate students and twenty mentors participated in the opening ceremony. As part of the event, students attended a series of lectures on the digital health industry followed by a discussion on career opportunities in…

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Influencing Policy Development in the Philippines

ACCESS Health Philippines is an adviser to the Philippines Department of Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau and the Health Facility Development Bureau. The Philippines Department of Health formulates policies, sets standards, and defines rules and regulations for every health program and initiative implemented in the country.  These initiatives are supported by administrative orders, which…

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ACCESS Health India Speaks at Healers of India Awards

ACCESS Health India Country Director Siddhartha Bhattacharya was invited to speak at India's inaugural Healers of India awards. Created by Network 19 and Apollo Hospitals Group, Healers of India is a groundbreaking initiative created to identify and honor unsung heroes working to ensure better healthcare for India's rural population. Siddhartha spoke about the role of…

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