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ACCESS Health works to improve healthcare delivery systems in low, middle, and high income countries. Our studies highlight the importance of integration of healthcare services from the home and community with specialized clinics and hospitals.
ACCESS Health works to improve healthcare delivery systems in low, middle, and high income countries. Our studies highlight the importance of integration of healthcare services from the home and community with specialized clinics and hospitals. We believe that efficient healthcare delivery systems can improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare. In resource limited settings, we focus on providing community and primary care to rural and urban populations. In high income countries, we work on improving the quality and lowering the cost of elder and chronic care.

ACCESS Health is working on designing patient centered healthcare delivery systems that allow monitoring of the care continuum. The key considerations for improved healthcare delivery are access, affordability, and quality. Integrated care delivers high quality care closer to the community in both rural and urban environments. ACCESS Health is designing and implementing innovative models that can grow throughout the country.

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Mainland China

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The initial goal of ACCESS Health China is to assure that the elderly have access to high quality affordable care at home and in communities. ACCESS Health China also encourages entrepreneurs to create businesses that serve the needs of the elderly. An aging population is one of the most challenging issues faced by healthcare systems today, including China. Older patients have high rates of one or more chronic disease. The challenge is to provide high quality care and control cost. ACCESS Health brings together experts and organizations facing similar healthcare challenges to share experiences in a structured process known as joint learning. Through this process, experts and organizations share knowledge of what works. ACCESS Health intends to establish a Joint Learning Program to address the problems of elder care and primary care within both urban and rural China.

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ACCESS Health works closely with the government, private sector, and academia to improve healthcare delivery systems in the Philippines. We study, document, and analyze best practices in the healthcare delivery system. We advise on models of integrated healthcare with a focus on delivery models for primary healthcare, specifically in the areas of maternal and child health and tuberculosis. ACCESS Health works to increase access to affordable health technologies that improve the quality of healthcare services and the functioning of the healthcare delivery system. We believe that efficient healthcare delivery systems can improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare.

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Singapore is transforming its healthcare system from an acute care system to a comprehensive system for acute and chronic care. The healthcare system has been restructured to encourage integrated care across all healthcare services and between healthcare and social service systems. An aging population and the related rise in chronic conditions were an impetus for this transformation. ACCESS Health works with policy planners, healthcare deliverers, and researchers. Together, we study this system and identify best practices in planning and implementing new models of integrated care for affordable chronic disease management.

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ACCESS Health works to improve healthcare delivery systems for the elderly in Sweden. Our studies focus on remote monitoring that seniors and healthcare providers use to improve the quality of elder care. We study the integration of patient record systems regionally and nationally, including data exchange systems that cover municipal care organizations, private providers, and emergency hospitals. We focus on innovative elder care models, such as mobile emergency teams and mobile doctors. Healthcare in Sweden is undergoing a shift from traditional geriatric clinics in large regional hospitals to local community wards for seniors. We also study the role of national quality registries in quality and process management and in ensuring access to care of equal quality across Sweden.

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United States

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Our focus in the United States is on improving the quality and affordability of elder care. The population aged eighty and older is growing the fastest and has the highest incidence of chronic conditions, functional limitations, and cognitive decline. The demand for caregivers will increase significantly. The elderly will consume an increasingly large portion of health spending. We identify best practices in elder care, including among providers of geriatric, long term, and chronic care; aging in place and aging in community; healthcare delivery at home; senior living facilities; research; and policy and advocacy organizations. We explore how service providers can learn from each other and improve access to high quality and affordable care.

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Hong Kong (China)

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Hong Kong is promoting healthy aging and the long term care of older people. Hong Kong is transforming the healthcare system from a primarily acute care system to a comprehensive system for acute and chronic care. ACCESS Health Hong Kong works with local academic institutions and industry associations to develop policies and programs for healthcare and elder care delivery. ACCESS Health brings together experts and organizations facing similar healthcare challenges to share experiences in a structured process known as joint learning. Through this process, experts and organizations share knowledge of what works and what does not. ACCESS Health intends to establish a Joint Learning Program to address the problems of elder care and primary care within Hong Kong.

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Modern Aging: inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds to create businesses to serve the needs of the elderly.
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