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 Shortlisted for Global Development Network Award

The ACCESS Health Philippines office was one of three organizations shortlisted for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development 2019 by the Global Development Network. The main theme of the award is “Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences.” ACCESS Health Philippines researchers Danika Bardelosa…

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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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ACCESS Health Featured in The Hindu: Redesigning Medical Education

This article, authored by ACCESS Health Country Director Dr. Krishna Reddy, originally appeared in The Hindu. Redesigning Medical Education Despite tremendous changes in health systems over the last century, medical education curricula has remained mostly outdated. The key elements that define today's global health systems include ageing populations; demand for quality, equity and dignity; transition…

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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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