Topic: Healthcare

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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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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Improving Maternal and Infant Healthcare Utilisation: Does Conditional Cash Incentive Work?

The success of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) schemes for healthcare utilisation is as much dependent on uniform incentivisation of beneficiaries and service intermediaries, as it is on the ability of the beneficiaries to utilise the scheme itself, reveals an assessment of CCT programmes by Professor Sisir Debnath of the Indian School of Business. In 2010 one-fifth of the 287,000 maternal deaths worldwide …

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Tapping the Potential of Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes

Can Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes (GHISs) be optimised to enhance the quality of health care in the private sector and improve public facilities? Prabal Vikram Singh and Rohini Kalvakuntla from ACCESS Health International  at the Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions evaluate GHISs within the framework  of Universal Health Coverage in India. The agenda of universal health care in India is driven …

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Growing India’s Healthcare System: A Cautionary Note

In this article, the author stresses that India must build a healthcare system that takes the needs of its entire population into account. India faces enormous challenges as it builds its healthcare system to meet the rapidly growing needs and desires of a burgeoning middle-class that will increasingly want, expect, and ultimately demand, world-class healthcare. Great challenges bring great opportunities. Enterprising …

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