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    • Develop Health Information Backbone

      Even in today’s information age, health information is not managed or handled properly. With the corporate inspired, enterprise driven approach the world is taking, economically challenged and developing nations cannot afford the expenditure for implementing electronic health records and advanced nations like USA have severely flawed implementations that do not communicate between health systems, do not empower patients or provide them more transparency, and cause resentment and burnout amongst physicians and medical staff – 50% of physicians in USA say that they do not want their children to take up medicine, a disturbing trend that is bound to catch up with us in the worst way possible.

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    • Develop Health Infrastructure

      Healthcare infrastructure is lacking across most regions in the world and there is a severe lack of physicians and medical staff across the world.

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    • Eradicate Corruption in Health

      The most alarming and disturbing problem caused by today’s approach and systems is the rampant corruption in healthcare at a global scale. Physicians get kickbacks for prescribing medication all over the world, doctors in India routinely perform procedures such as putting unnecessary stents in patients’ arteries or performing unrequired hysterectomies on the poorest women after childbirth to collect government insurance, patients have to pay bribes in places like France, Germany and China for getting proper healthcare.

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    • Eradicate Corruption in Healthcare

      One of the most alarming and disturbing issues today is the rampant corruption in healthcare at a global scale. A report by Transparency International has found that corruption is part of doing business in the healthcare sector all over the world and prevents vulnerable people accessing the care or products they need. Corruption is a serious threat to global health outcomes, leading to financial waste and adverse health consequences. Yet, forms of corruption impacting global health are endemic worldwide in public and private sectors, and in developed and resource-poor settings alike. Allegations of misuse of funds and fraud in global health initiatives also threaten future investment.
      It seems that our healthcare system is no longer about relieving the suffering of patients. Drug and device makers pay physicians for prescribing their medications and products. Many governments fail to prevent a "black market" in health, where widespread corruption, bribery, "moonlighting" and other illegal practices flourish.
      There are numerous reports of fraudulent activities by healthcare providers that misuse funds under government programs in USA such as Medicare and Medicaid. A study in Europe revealed that bribery in medical services is a major challenge. European Countries where patients have the most frequent experiences of paying for privileged treatment are: Slovakia (41%), Slovenia (38%) and Germany, Spain, France and Sweden (all 29%), while the EU average stands at 19%. Its unbelievable as most of these nations are considered first world countries. The worst hit are developing nations, in which surveys report that 80% of individuals have faced health sector corruption, including alarming reports of unnecessary medication, treatments and highly invasive surgeries at the expense of people to collect government medical insurance.
      Transform Global Health (TGH) believes that the way to overcome healthcare corruption is to transform the way the healthcare industry works. It is important to not demonize physicians and healthcare workers who put in a lifetime’s effort in developing their knowledge and experience. We need healthcare professionals, and there is in fact a severe deficiency of healthcare professionals across the world. TGH believes that corruption can be reduced by structuring healthcare to encourage positive behavior while penalizing corrupt activities.
      Healthcare services should be structured so that physicians earn more and positive behavior is rewarded, thereby reducing the incentive for black-markets, kickbacks from drug and device makers, or other corrupt means of earning money. At the same time, systems need to be improved to catch all occurrences of corruption which should be penalized heavily. In other words, we must remove the need for corrupt practices while at the same time making sure that any corrupt activities are caught and punished heavily.
      The Universal Health Information Network (UNHIN), a blockchain based, global health information network that TGH is working on will play a key role in identifying fraud and in incentivizing and rewarding positive behavior. The UNHIN will provide a foundation for the healthcare industry to transform its working to remove corruption from healthcare.
      We invite your thoughts, and ideas regarding how we can discourage and remove corruption in healthcare via this forum.

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    • Administrator 2 years, 11 months ago

    • Eradicate Corruption in Healthcare

      One of the most alarming and disturbing issues today is the rampant corruption in healthcare at a global scale. A report by Transparency International has found that corruption is part of doing business in the healthcare sector all over the world and prevents vulnerable people accessing the care or products they need. Corruption is a serious threat to global health outcomes, leading to financial waste and adverse health consequences. Yet, forms of corruption impacting global health are endemic worldwide in public and private sectors, and in developed and resource-poor settings alike. Allegations of misuse of funds and fraud in global health initiatives also threaten future investment.

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    • surya kasera 2 years, 10 months ago

    • Healthcare Corruption

      Healthcare Corruption is present world wide. We have created this group to discuss all Healthcare issues that occur because of corruption

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    • Improve Quality of Care

      There are issues with the quality of care including inaccurate diagnosis, medical errors, and issues with medical practices in all countries at all economic levels.

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    • Improve Quality of Care

      Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.
      • 10% of hospitalized patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay in low and middle-income countries -7% in high-income countries, and one in ten patients is harmed during medical treatment in high-income countries
      • Health care workers in seven low- and middle-income African countries were only able to make accurate diagnoses one third to three-quarters of the time, and clinical guidelines for common conditions were followed less than 45 percent of the time on average
      • A recent Johns Hopkins study indicates that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors, making it the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000
      • The broader economic and social costs of poor quality care, including long-term disability, impairment and lost productivity, are estimated to amount to trillions of dollars each year

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    • Improve Quality of Care

      Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.

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    • Ankit Monga 2 years, 11 months ago

    • Increase Physicians & Staff

      The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report entitled "A universal truth: No health without a workforce" in 2013. The report predicts that the world will be short of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035. The report warns that the findings – if not addressed now – will have serious implications for the health of billions of people across all regions of the world.
      Additional studies support this shortage of healthcare professionals. A recent study by the American Association of Medical Colleges indicates that the USA will face a shortage of 100,000 physicians by 2030, fueled by population growth, an increase in the number of aging Americans, and retirement of practicing doctors.
      While advanced nations such as the USA also face this problem, the WHO report indicates that the largest shortages in numerical terms are expected to be in parts of Asia, and it is in sub-Saharan Africa where the shortages will be especially acute. On education and training, for example, in the 47 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, just 168 medical schools exist. Of those countries, 11 have no medical schools, and 24 countries have only one medical school.
      What do we need to do to avert this crisis? How can we transform the training of healthcare professionals and the delivery of services to fight this trend and build a strong healthcare workforce to support our future?

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    • Increase Physicians & Staff

      The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report entitled “A universal truth: No health without a workforce” in 2013. The report predicts that the world will be short of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035. The report warns that the findings – if not addressed now – will have serious implications for the health of billions of people across all regions of the world.

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    • Ankit Monga 2 years, 11 months ago

    • Increase Physicians and Staff

      There is a global deficiency of physicians and medical staff. While poor nations are the worst hit, developed nations are facing a severe problem as well with USA projecting a shortage of more than 100,000 doctors by 2030.

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    • Reduce Healthcare Cost

      Underprivileged and developing nations severely lack in health infrastructure and services, while the cost of healthcare is getting prohibitively high in advanced nations, increasing at a rate where it will become over 50% of the gross domestic product (GDP) before the end of the century, a level of expenditure that can bankrupt these countries!

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    • Reduce Healthcare Cost

      According to a report published by McKinsey, over the past 50 years, spending on health care has consistently outpaced broader economic growth. What will happen if that trend persists? For almost 50 years, healthcare spending has grown by 2 percentage points in excess of GDP growth across all

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    • Administrator 2 years, 11 months ago

    • Reduce Healthcare Cost

      According to a report published by McKinsey, over the past 50 years, spending on health care has consistently outpaced broader economic growth. What will happen if that trend persists? For almost 50 years, healthcare spending has grown by 2 percentage points in excess of GDP growth across all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). countries. As a result, health care has become a much bigger part of most of these economies.

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    • Ankit Monga 2 years, 11 months ago

    • Universal Health Information Network (UNHIN)

      Even in today’s information age , there is no established network for health information. The current approach for implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR) is failing. The global expenditure for EHR will exceed $33.4 billion per year by 2025 for an approach that does not empower patients, alienates and frustrates physicians, and is prohibitively expensive.

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    • Administrator 2 years, 11 months ago

    • Universal Health Information Network (UNHIN)

      Even in today’s information age , there is no established network for health information. The current approach for implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR) is failing. The global expenditure for EHR will exceed $33.4 billion per year by 2025 for an approach that does not empower patients, alienates and frustrates physicians, and is prohibitively expensive.

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    • Ankit Monga 2 years, 11 months ago

    • Universal Health Information Network (UNHIN)

      Even in today’s information age , there is no established network for health information. The current approach for implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR) is failing. The global expenditure for EHR will exceed $33.4 billion per year by 2025 for an approach that does not empower patients, alienates and frustrates physicians, and is prohibitively expensive.

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    • Shubh Singh 2 years, 10 months ago