Tuesday, 16 August 2016

21st Pradnaya : Annual Conference on SMART Healthcare for India

21st Annual Conference on SMART Healthcare for India 
29th -30th September, 2016 

The healthcare sector, in India and across the developing countries, is both complex as well provides immense opportunity. Despite new technological advancements and developmental progress, the accessibility and accountability to affordable basic health and wellness care remains an important challenge. This is imperative for attainment of goals of the health care sector. 
In this context, the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda is of unprecedented scope and ambition, applicable to all countries. This Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets comprising of a broad range of economic, social and environmental objectives. Health has a central place in SDGs: Ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. 
Taking into consideration the current challenges which the healthcare sector is confronted in context of the SDGs, this conference on “SMART Healthcare for India” will provide a platform for deliberation on these important issues.
In accordance with the theme of the conference, following topics will be discussed by eminent speakers from the academia and industry: 
Sustainable Healthcare, SDGs: A sustainable healthcare is a widely-discussed and crucial issue for developing countries. Sustainable healthcare ranges from primary healthcare to super specialty care, thereby engendering comprehensive health. India is seeing a significant improvement in public healthcare, but has to address a multitude of problems. Governments and other stakeholders should come together to develop a framework which is feasible and attainable within available resources. 
Managing Healthcare: Well managed health care setups have a profound effect on the quality of care. As competition intensifies, patient experience, service quality, and efficient resource management provides the evidentiary basis for measuring patient, clinician, and organizational outcomes. With emphasis on “quality outcomes,” it is becoming increasingly critical for health care organizations to develop and implement a sound management strategy for providing result oriented effective care. The future success of the organization will largely depend on judiciously managing the healthcare institutions while delivering consistently effective and efficient care. 
Accessibility and Accountability in Healthcare: Access to healthcare is fundamental in the performance of health care systems around the world. However, access to health care remains a complex notion as exemplified by the varying interpretations of the different agencies. A conceptual framework and accountable, health care system is the need of the hour to meet the national and organizational level healthcare goals, with data for decision making being the key strategy. 
Resources in Healthcare: Rising cost of healthcare is a challenge world over. Delivery of good quality affordable healthcare remains an enormous challenge to the health system. Although, there have been many improvements and innovations in the healthcare delivery system, the effective management of resources, lack of funding and dismal scenario of health insurance remains an unsolved issue. There is a need to harmonize the different stakeholders involved in this process to address these challenges.
Technological Advancements in Healthcare: The technology shift has cast itself over the field of healthcare, bringing with it a digital transformation in the way doctors and patients interact. Due to the increasing convergence of technology and healthcare, there is a huge opportunity for providers to improve the patient experience and operate more efficiently due to augmented association and information sharing among providers.

 Injuries and Road Traffic Accidents 
 Fitness and Return to Work (Healthy Workplace) 
 Emerging Pharma Growth Opportunities in NCD 

 Executives and managers from public and private healthcare, pharmaceutical, development sector 
 Healthcare providers 
 Academia and researchers 
 Students of health, hospital, pharmaceutical and rural management 

Papers and posters are invited on the above- mentioned major conference themes of the Pradanya, 2016. Delegates or Students from Hospitals, Healthcare, and Pharmaceutical Management and Rural Management institutions are encouraged to submit abstracts. We are seeking high quality primary and secondary research based studies that analyze issues.

 Abstract: Title of poster (Font size 14), Names of the author and co-author –Initial name followed by surname (Font size – 12), Affiliation(s) of authors(s) (Font Size – 12). Maximum 500 words should include the rationale, objectives, methodology, key findings and conclusion.  Poster Size & Material – 2 ½ ft. (width) x 4 ft. (length) – Vertical, Vinyl. 
 Text, visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc) can be used. Text and visuals should be readable from 5 feet away. 
 Single line spacing with 1” left and right margins. 
 Make sure that any visual can "stand alone" (i.e., graph axes are properly labeled, symbols are explained, etc.). 
 Poster to be displayed at the venue of the conference. 
 Poster presentation of 10 minutes will be done in front of the expert of panels. 
 First three winners will be awarded at the Valedictory session of Pradanya,2016 
 Maximum two presenters per poster. 

 Structured Abstract: Title of paper (Font size 14), Names of the author and co-author – Initial name followed by surname, Affiliation(s) of authors(s) (Font Size – 12). Maximum 500 words, should include the rationale, objectives, methodology, key findings and conclusion. 
 Paper: 3000-3500 words for paper (Times New Roman, Font size – 12), Single line spacing with one inch. Justify margins. 
 The research paper should be arranged in the following sections: Title, Author(s), Address, Structured Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Analysis, Discussion, Conclusion(s) and References. 
 Table and charts should be adjuncts to the text and must not repeat material already presented. 
 Author or co-author will make the 15 minutes power point presentation in front of the expert of panels. 
 First three winners will be awarded at the Valedictory session of Pradanya, 2016. 

Abstract for Paper and Poster on above mentioned thematic areas are invited at email: conference@iihmr.edu.in 
All Abstracts selected for oral/ poster presentation will be published in the conference report. Selected papers will be published in special issue of Journal of Health Management. E-mail full paper/ Poster with declaration of original work on or before 17th September 2016. 


Payment shall be made by Cheque/ Demand Draft/ Online in favour of “Institute of Health Management Research” payable at Jaipur. 
Online Transfer: 
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd. 
Bank Address: D-54, SiddiVinayak, Ashok Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India), 
Bank Account No: C.A. No. 00540330002103, 
Bank IFSC Code: HDFC0000054 
Bank Account Holder Name: Institute of Health Management Research 

Last Date for Abstract Submission 27th Aug, 2016 
Last Date of Paper /Poster Submission 17th Sept, 2016 
Conference Date 29th -30th September 2016 

For all quieries mail us at : conference@iihmr.edu.in 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

HPL - Human Process Laboratory Community Session at IIHMR University

HPL is an experiential programme based on T- Group Methodology. ‘Experiential learning groups’ are wherein learning is by sharing of personal experiences generated in ‘here and now’ in small groups of around ten. The experiential methodology known as T-Group is for enhancing sensitivity or greater understanding of another person through knowing and predicting feelings, thoughts and behaviours. The goal of laboratory training is personal growth of individuals, interpersonal understanding and group development. The experiential learning in this manner is highly participant centric i.e., participant shares, receives feedback, gets insights and learnings, experiments  with new awareness and practice some of learnings and changes behaviour.

 The process oriented learning in an unstructured manner allows participants and group to encounter various unique situations, problems, dilemmas and thereby provides an opportunity to present self, appreciate different points of view and develop and emerge along  with the development of group, i.e.as the individuals discover their own identity in group, the group also becomes an identity itself.The focus of the methodology is on sharing feelings which provides an opportunity for authentic behaviour and owning self. The unique aspect is ‘here and now’ focus. The methodology is such that that for each group, though the content is unique but the process is predictable.

The HPL (Personal Effectiveness Lab) provides a learning opportunity where the participants can:
  • ·         Become aware of their own patterns of behavior
  • ·         Know the impact of their behavior on others.
  • ·         Know the impact of others’ behavior on themselves.
  • ·         Improve their effectiveness in interpersonal interactions to derive greater mutual satisfaction from them.
  • ·         Discover their potential to live more effectively and meaningfully.

Monday, 11 July 2016

World Population Day

Whenever we hear the words ‘population’ or ‘population growth’, our mind always throws back replies like ‘it’s a problem’ and that India has a huge population and limited resources. This thought of perceiving population as negative has been systematically drilled into us since childhood.
We say the reason India is still a developing country because of its population. According to current data the population of India is 1.3 billion, which is 17% (approx) of world’s total population. Out of this 1.3 billion population, about 64.9% pollution belong to the working age and 35.2% belong to dependent age. Which means India has a large workforce which when trained properly can contribute extensively to make India a developed nation
The Indian Constitution holds State Government responsible for raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health in the state.

Dr. S. D. Gupta said “Indian healthcare professionals have the advantage of working in a very biologically active region exposing them to treatment regimens of various kinds of conditions. The quality and amount of experience is arguably unmatched in most other countries. Despite limited access to high end diagnostic tools in rural areas, healthcare professions rely on extensive experience in rural areas. Various NGOs and Indian Government are trying to improve the healthcare in rural areas and have by far received success. With the help of various health policies like New born action plan, Home Based New Born Care Operational Guidelines, NHM Policy Planning. India has reduced the infant mortality rate, female mortality rate and has increased the life expectancy rate, but there is still a long way to go. India has a shortage of good administrative professionals who can manage human resources, inventories or can look after supply chain management systems in hospitals. IIHMR from last 20 years has been training graduates and medical professionals to be skilled administrative professionals.”

Monday, 13 June 2016

E- blood-banks reduce processing time to receive blood– IIHMR University shares insights this World Blood Donor Day

E- blood-banks reduce processing time to receive blood– IIHMR University shares insights this World Blood Donor Day
Shares voice with WHO’s theme of ‘Blood Connects Us All’

Worldwide a nations basic requirement for blood can be sufficed by just 1% of population donating blood
108 million blood donations collected across the globe
100% blood supply from unpaid and voluntary blood donors in 62 countries across the globe
Blood donation camps until 2012 are 3,478 in the state of Rajasthan
According to CDSCO report in Feb, 2015 the total number of blood banks  in the state of Rajasthan are 102
Blood Donation rate in high-income countries is 36.8 donations per 1000 population, 11.7 donations in middle-income and 3.9 donations in low-income countries

Jaipur, 13th June, 2016: Blood saves lives, a saying that has been heard and read many a times. However, providing timely access to quality blood transfusion should be incorporated by national policies of all countries across the globe. On account of the World Blood Donor Day, IIHMR University, India’s globally recognized research institutions shared it’s insights and also shared a voice in tandem with the WHO theme on, ‘Blood Connects Us All’. 

Dr. SD Gupta, Chairman of the IIHMR University and Trustee Secretary of the IIHMR Society said, “India is known for it’s dynamism. A country with a total population of 1,325,935,818 as on June 2016 still faces major deficit in the availability of blood. The country till date faces a blood shortage of 30-35% per annum. The state of Rajasthan has 102 licensed blood banks as per the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) report in Feb 2015. The state  has been able to collect over 2.5 lakh blood units  as on 2013 according to Rajasthan State Blood Transfusion Council (RSBTC).”

Dr. Gupta added, “According to the financial outlays and outcome 2015-16 the projected outcomes (2015-16) the blood collection in NACO supported Blood Banks is 70Lakhs.  Under the NHM and Health Sector Schemes, for National Aids Control Organization the projected outcomes (2015-16) the proportion of blood units collected by voluntary blood donation in NACO supported blood banks is 80%. The state of Rajasthan has however seen a rise in blood donations. Blood donation camps until 2012 are 3,478 in the state vis-à-vis 1914 in 2008. Under another initiative of the RSBTC the patients will now be able to get the blood faster by making blood banks online. A software on Hospital Management Information Systems (HMIS) is being developed. Likewise 2711 facilities in India are already linked to the National Health Portal an app initiated to introduce transparency in blood availability and it’s distribution. This facility will allow individuals to timely procure quality blood from the blood banks by reducing the processing time. The availability of such services also opens more avenues for Hospital and Health Managers.”

Globally, over 108 million blood donations collected and 62 countries across the globe have 100% blood supplies from unpaid and voluntary blood donors. Blood Donation rate in high-income countries is 36.8 donations per 1000 population, 11.7 donations in middle-income and 3.9 donations in low-income countries.

The IIHMR University has consolidated its focus on research in health policy and programme management since its inception. The IIHMR University is the first institution that has started offering management programs in the healthcare sector and has graduated over 1500 students since it’s establishment. The IIHMR University has over 500 plus research policies and studies in programme management and evaluation. 

The IIHMR University has been appointed recently by the Government of India to conduct the NFHS4 survey in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand. They have also been chosen as one of the agency to conduct the civil Birth Registration Survey to achieve Universal or 100% registrations across the nation. 
IIHMR University is working as a WHO Collaborating Centre for District Health Systems and designated as an Institute of Excellence by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has played a major role in promoting and conducting health policy and program management research. The IIHMR University conducts short term training programmes in Malaria and Reproductive Health, Primary Healthcare, Quality Assuarance, Human Resource Management, Information Management, Medical Audit, Programme Planning and Leadership and Strategic Management. 

The IIHMR University School of Rural Management offers an MBA Hospital and Health Management with 5 specializations (Health Management, Hospital Management, Procurement and Supply Chan Management, health Economics Insurance and Finance and Human Resource Management), MBA Rural Management programme and MBA Pharmaceutical Management for 2 years at the IIHMR University, Jaipur.

About IIHMR University:
An Exclusive Health Research and Postgraduate University
IIHMR Jaipur has now become the IIHMR University. The IIHMR University is a specialized Research University in management research, postgraduate education and training exclusively in the health sector. The University aims to generate new knowledge and technologies to provide evidence and inputs for developing effective policies and health interventions and strategies. The origin of the IIHMR University has its roots in pioneering and significant contribution of Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur in the last three decades to policy and program management research, and capacity development in health and hospital management in India and South-East Asia, which has enabled it to attain the status of a university. The IIHMR University has a mission to improve the standards of health through better management of health care and related programs through management research, education, training and institutional networking in a national and global perspective in the health sector.

Over the last 30 years, IIHMR, working as a WHO Collaborating Centre for District Health Systems and designated as an Institute of Excellence by the Ministry of Health and FamilyWelfare, has played a major role in promoting and conducting health policy and program management research. The Institute has been instrumental in a paradigm shift in the management of health care and hospitals in India. A critical mass of professionally trained health and hospital managers has been produced by IIHMR. For its contribution to management education, it has gained several Leadership Awards. In addition, IIHMR has become a major destination for training and capacity development in leadership and strategic management, hospital management, disaster management, quality management, project management, health management information systems, and health economics and finance.

Collaborating Institutions and Universities
World Health Organization; SEAPHEIN; Johns Hopkins University, USA; Chester University, UK; Mahidol University, Thailand; SAARCTBInstitute;TheUNION;Afghan Public Health Institute,Kabul; BPKoirala Institute of Public Health, Nepal.

The Institute undertakes training, research and consultancy in health management in close collaboration with international organizations such as UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, ODA, DANIDA, KFW & GTZ, NORAD, CARE and USAID. Working for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (GOI), Planning Commission, Indian Council of Medical Research, state governments and others. International Linkages collaborated with University of North Carolina, USA to offer masters programme to candidates from South-Asia.

Monday, 30 May 2016

‪National‬ Symposium on ‪Rural‬ ‪Management‬ in India organizing by ‪IIHMR‬ ‪University‬

Who should attend: The conference is intended for graduate students and professionals having 2-3 years of experience
The purpose
The purpose of the conference is to share and discuss national and international perspectives, current scenario and diverse horizons of Rural Management across India. The conference will also provide vital information about the programmes and study exposures offered by IIHMR University’s and its faculty/ experts.

Certification: Participants of the symposium will be provided with a certificate from School of Rural Management, IIHMR University

Travel Allowance information:
·         TA will be provided ONLY to the registered participants 
·         TA will be paid ONLY on production of original travel tickets
·         The candidate will be provided second class sleeper train/bus fare

Accommodation information:
·         Basic Accommodation will be provided on sharing basis
·         Accommodation will be provided at Free of Cost ONLY to registered participants

Lodging and Boarding
·         Basic Accommodation will be provided on sharing basis
·         Accommodation will be provided at Free of Cost ONLY to registered participants
·         9th June 2016: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner will be provided to all Symposium participants
·         10th June, 2016: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner for candidates appearing for Rural MAT entrance exam, IIHMR University

 Photo ID proof is mandatory for entry to the University

Registration Form
Symposium: Rural Management in India: Perspectives and Prospects
Date: June 9th, 2016
Venue: School of Rural Management, IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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