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Frugal Innovations in Health Care Delivery

Featured In This Series: Brazil’s Family Health Strategy: Using Community Health Care Workers to Provide Primary Care

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Advancing Health Equity

Expanding Access to Low-Cost, High-Quality Tertiary Care

Narayana Health, one of the largest chains of multispecialty hospitals in India, relies on a highly efficient delivery system and innovative technology to expand access to high-quality, affordable care. This case study shows that Narayana Health clinicians deliver treatment outcomes on par with those in the United States, but at a fraction of the cost, thus greatly expanding access to high-quality care.

Case Study / Nov 09, 2017

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Improving Health Care Quality

Bridging the Health Care Gap Through Telehealth: The MedicallHome and ConsejoSano Models

Although health care services in Mexico are provided free at the point of care, the public health system lacks the capacity to fully meet demand.But Mexico has one of Latin America’s most sophisticated telecommunications industries, as well as one of its fastest-growing middle classes. To the founders of MedicallHome, these two factors presented a market opportunity to expand access to health care through telemedicine.

Case Study / Aug 10, 2017

Improving Health Care Quality

India’s Narayana Health: A Model of Efficient, High-Tech Care

India is home to Narayana Health, a chain of specialty care hospitals that delivers state-of-the-art medical services at a fraction of the cost charged here in the U.S. Sandy Hausman interviews Dr. Krishna Udayakumar of Duke University’s Global Health Institute, as well as Chandy Abraham, M.D., CEO of Health City, which offers high-tech, low-cost care in Grand Cayman.

Other Publication / Feb 14, 2017

Improving Health Care Quality

A Health Hotline in Mexico

MediCallHome is a subscription-based medical hotline that offers 24/7 to a doctor to resolve your minor medical issues. It's the model for a Spanish-language phone service for employers and consumers north of the border, too.

Other Publication / Feb 03, 2017

Advancing Health Equity

Affordable Mental Health in Kenya

Basic Needs is a mental health program that is establishing self-help groups and changing public attitudes in Kenya and 12 other African and Asian nations. Producer Sandy Hausman interviews its founder as part of our new series on frugal innovations with global implications.

Other Publication / Jan 19, 2017