Topic: Healthcare

Word of Mouth Matters for Healthcare

What drives uptake of tertiary healthcare services? Word of mouth effects may have an important role to play, say Professor Chirantan Chatterjee and his co-authors. Hospitals across India set up many free health check-ups every year. Health activists often run campaigns on ways to screen diseases such as breast cancer and cervical cancer. Despite such efforts, awareness about many diseases remains …

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Emergency Services in Emerging Economies: Challenges and First Steps

BY LAVANYA MARLA, YISONG YUE, KAUSHIK KRISHNAN, RAMAYYA KRISHNAN AND SARANG DEO Centralised emergency medical services (EMS) systems such as the North American 9-1-1 calling service are relatively new to emerging economies. Despite high demand, their growth and effectiveness have been low due to insufficient resources and systemic inefficiencies. Given the unique challenges of the Indian setting, Professor Lavanya Marla and …

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Emergency Medical Services: Are Drones the Future?

BY JUSTIN J. BOUTILIER Poor access to emergency medical care is a major barrier in the treatment of time-sensitive medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests and motor vehicle accidents. In this article, Justin J. Boutilier of the University of Toronto explores the potential of drone technology to be a transformative innovation for the provision of emergency medical services, despite a host …

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Saving Lives: Emergency Medical Services in India

BY MILIND SOHONI, WITH ANUBRATA BANERJEE By the year 2025, road traffic deaths in India are expected to cross 250,000 annually. Providing timely and high-quality emergency health services is a challenge, given supply-side problems, regulatory and policy issues, and lack of awareness about emergency care in the country. A robust national emergency medical service with an interdisciplinary approach is the need …

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Access versus Innovation in Global Healthcare Markets

Access to affordable medicines and healthcare today comes with a dynamic trade-off in terms of potential disincentives for innovation tomorrow. Using theory and techniques from applied microeconomics, Professor Chirantan Chatterjee examines these trade-offs and their welfare implications in research set in United States and Indian healthcare and pharmaceutical markets. Chirantan Chatterjee is Assistant Professor in the Economics and Public Policy area …

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Models for Equitable Healthcare for All

The cross-subsidisation models of Aravind Eye Care Systems and LV Prasad Eye Institute have become global benchmarks for eye-care innovation. Professor  D.V.R. Seshadri analyses why such innovative business models have only evolved in ophthalmology, and have not moved to other healthcare specialties in India, such as cardiac, neuro or orthopaedic. D.V.R. Seshadri, Clinical Full Professor of Marketing, ISB.

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Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital: Which Way Forward?

Based on the case study by Dr. Naga Lakshmi Damaraju, Prafulla Rawal, Bavneet Singh, Himanshu Jain and Magesh Karthik Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital (KNMH) is a non-profit, non-government trust organization that is managed by the Gandhi-Nehru family, the premier political family which provided three prime ministers across generations in India.  The family members continue to be at the helm of the …

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Healthcare: The Road Ahead – Opportunities and Challenges

Honchos from a cross-section of private healthcare providers in India got together at ISB recently to brainstorm on the future of the sector. In emerging markets like India, health insurance and technology have emerged the game changers making healthcare accessible to more sections and geographies. But healthcare players need to foray into new markets and technologies with caution if they …

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Affordability and Accessibility to Medicines in EMs: Differential pricing is the solution

Differential pricing by pharmaceutical companies whereby prices charged in each country are commensurate with either its ability to pay or with its average per capita income, could be a solution to improving affordability and accessibility to medicines in emerging markets such as India where most patients pay out-of-pocket. Price discrimination offers more affordable prices to customers with lower ability/willingness to …

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We are witnessing the Fifth Technological Revolution: says Hans Vestberg

Taking time off from his busy schedule, that included a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launching a new radio system for the Indian market and signing an agreement to expand a 3G network, Ericsson Group President and CEO, Hans Vestberg, visited the Indian School of Business (ISB), to spend some quality time with students and faculty. On the sidelines …

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