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The past year has been the year of transformation, accelerated innovation and novel learnings for healthcare. As we launch Health Matters – our quarterly newsletter, we look forward to working with our partners and stakeholders to unveil exciting healthcare-related insights. In this inaugural edition, we bring an annual roundup of research and events at Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Indian School of Business. Happy reading!
image A decision support tool for state governments for vaccination rollout
We have developed a decision support tool for state governments that can calculate the unit cost of distributing and delivering the vaccines that the states can use to calculate their resource requirements as they commence their procurement planning from May 1. The Centre for Global Development Europe supports this study.
image Improving COVID-19 testing through health system strengthening
We are working with state governments in India to improve access to Covid-19 testing by building a cost-effective, sustainable, and scalable model for testing strategy and capacity. The insights from this study can support policymakers in designing Covid-19 response that can disrupt its transmission through increased testing. We are partnering with Rockefeller Foundation and PATH on this study.
image Drivers of improving cost-efficiency of Covid-19 testing in India
In LMIC countries, affordability is a key determinant of testing uptake, making testing price a crucial factor in improving the testing rate. The authors briefly highlight the Covid-19 testing landscape in India, study cost-effectiveness of various testing mechanisms, and provide recommendations for reducing the unit cost of testing in both urban and rural areas. Chase India supports this study.
image Fighting hypertension in semi-urban areas
We are working to understand the private provider practices and incentives for effective management of hypertension in small towns within Telangana. The study will outline possible interventions to foster improved engagement of private providers for better management of hypertension in small-town settings. Resolve to Save Lives and Vital Strategies supports this study.
image Can rural pharmacists be the missing link in NCD management?
We are conducting a study in Bihar to assess if a greenfield prototype of pharmacy-led opportunistic screening for hypertension can increase patient enrolment in hypertension care, improve awareness of hypertension status, and improve the proportion of individuals with controlled blood pressure. Resolve to Save Lives and Nano Health India supports this study.
Serology-aided intensive testing can prevent further lockdowns
The paper published in Scientific Reports shows that a serology-aided testing policy can prevent lockdowns while not overwhelming hospital capacity. The weekly cost of such a policy would be less than 2% of the weekly economic loss due to the lockdown.
L V Prasad Eye Institute: Innovating the business of eye care
An entrepreneurship and innovation case study published and distributed through Harvard Business Publishing facilitates classroom discussion on fostering innovation in an organisation.
Professor Sarang Deo appointed to
Central TB Division: National Technical Working Group for Public-Private Mix, National Operational Research Committee
National Technical Advisory Group of Immunisation: Cost-effectiveness Analysis Working Group
Government of Punjab: COVID-19 Data Analysis Group, Health Infrastructure sub-group of experts Advanced Programme for Healthcare
Lean Six Sigma for healthcare: Improving the health of healthcare processes  |  Express Healthcare
A case for an Indian health service  |  The New Indian Express
NDHM’s early experience and way forward
Dr. Praveen Gedam IAS, Additional CEO, National Health Authority, India discussed National Digital Health Mission’s early experience and way forward in the inaugural edition of Healthcare Talks at ISB. Healthcare Talks bring policymakers and healthcare leaders to share their experiences and insights on healthcare trends and best practices.
Disruption and opportunities
in healthcare
HealthScape 2020 brought together
3 IAS officers and 10 CXOs to discuss and deliberate on disruption and opportunities in various facets of healthcare. The conference included panel discussions on learnings from disruption for health systems strengthening, healthcare business model innovation in the new normal, and the future of healthcare.
Biju Mohandas
has been appointed Partner
and Global Co-lead, Healthcare
at LeapFrog Investments
Dr. Neelam Mohan
was featured in Forbes
India Powerful Performers
Anurag Khosla
was recently appointed
Chief Executive Officer,
Aetna India
Get the latest updates on alumni startups,
appointments, news, and more.
India's 2nd COVID wave likely to peak in mid-May with 4.2 lakh daily infections  |  CNBC-TV18
National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) Is Constantly Evolving To Widen Its Reach To The Poor And Needy: Dr. Praveen Gedam  |  India Education Diary
The hidden challenges for health-tech startups  |  Fortune India
COVID cases likely to fall in Telangana, say experts  |  Times of India
The importance of healthcare delivery systems in a pandemic: An interview with Professor Sarang Deo  |  Health Issues India
Deliberations Over Disruption & Opportunities In Healthcare Take Centre Stage At ISB’s Inaugural HealthScape 2020  |  India Education Diary
Doctors bypassing open-heart operations post stent price curbs  |  Times of India
Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the Indian School of Business (ISB) that provides deep insights on healthcare delivery and management to policymakers, public institutions and corporates, and enables the creation of better health systems through the integrated elements of Research, Education and Outreach. Its focus areas are (a) Managing healthcare delivery systems, (b) Financing and public policy, (c) Innovation and entrepreneurship, and (d) Patient-centricity.
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