Cisco Systems and ACCESS Health Southeast Asia Release New Report on How Digital Technology is Key to Achieving Universal Health Coverage

The American tech giant Cisco Systems recently partnered with the Southeast Asia office of ACCESS Health International to explore how policymakers can turn words into action and deliver on promises to provide universal access to high quality care. The report focuses on opportunities around the use of digital technology to improve access to care, focusing…

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Health Futures China Launches Whitepaper Project on Value Based Healthcare

One of the key trends towards the institution restructuring and policy innovation of the health system in China is value based healthcare. However, both public and private players are facing multiple challenges implementing such projects, including the fragmented health service system, the lack of health data and analysis, and gaps in health insurance coverage. In…

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BMJ Global Health Publishes Article on Improving Quality of Care Through Standardized Patients

Sofi Bergkvist, ACCESS Health Executive Director of International Programs, co-authored an article on the use of standardized patients for healthcare quality research in low and middle income countries. The article, recently published by BMJ Global Health, notes that the use of standardized patients is becoming increasing common as a means to measure the quality of…

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ACCESS Health India Organizes Learning Workshop: Idea to policy to implementation

ACCESS Health India organized a learning session on the critical steps needed to take a new healthcare notion or concept from the ideation stage, through to policy and implementation. The learning session created a platform for all stakeholders in the health sector to discuss the challenges and opportunity of the process and moving ideas through…

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ACCESS Health India Joins Government Leaders at New Flagship Course on Health System Strengthening and Sustainable Financing

ACCESS Health India participated in a course on health system strengthening and sustainable financing organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Health Systems Transformation Platform. The course is modeled on a global flagship course originally developed by Harvard University and the World…

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India Leads the Way in Digital Health

India is in the midst of what some have dubbed the "world's biggest healthcare overhaul." In addition to recently launching one of the world's largest publicly funded health insurance programs, set to cover some 500 million people living in poverty, the government has also been working diligently to develop a new digital health strategy for…

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Health Futures Networking Event Featuring Pioneers in Healthcare Digitalization in China and US

The Health Futures program in China recently held a special Industry Leaders Networking Reception in collaboration with Health Catalyst in Beijing. The event took place on August 20, 2019. The Event, held at WeWork Beijing, focused on transforming healthcare services and driving outcome improvement through healthcare analytics. More than seventy industry leaders and partners from…

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Bone Alliance Singapore hosts “Good to the Bones” Symposium

This post was written by Shannon Leong, a student majoring in Life Sciences at the National University of Singapore and a former intern with ACCESS Health Singapore. Poor bone health affects 200 million older individuals globally.  In rapidly aging societies like Singapore, bone related ailments are a major cause for disability. The country now has one…

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ACCESS Health Singapore Hosts Workshop on Bone Health for the Bone Alliance

This post was written by Shannon Leong, a student majoring in Life Sciences at the National University of Singapore and a former intern with ACCESS Health Singapore.   The importance of good bone health is often overlooked. When people do think about it, it is often framed around aging and bone fragility and even then it…

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Unlocking Solutions to America’s Healthcare Crisis

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com   Health is a human right, enshrined in the Alma Alta declaration by the nations of the world. After satisfying the need for food, after satisfying the need for shelter, the next thing that every human wants to satisfy is the need for health: their own health, the health…

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