Monthly Archives: August 2014

Conversations about #hpub Health Public – the first (tweet)chat

Last evening’s tweet chat focused on a discussion to understand different models of innovation, and deliberated over what our biggest learnings from that could be. There have been various models both erstwhile as well as contemporary, which have showcased impact while … Continue reading

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The Act of Encouraging Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship in Governance – Lysander Menezes

My exposure to design thinking started four years ago when I was provided an opportunity to interface and learn from the Centre for Knowledge Societies (CKS) and John Sherry, a designer from Intel. Being a health economist by training and … Continue reading

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Hypothesis versus Reality – Field Work to Bihar

  Field work is always an eye-opener for some of us who function from closed spaces. It widens the general approach towards design thinking and products and services. Any aspect of design is practically useless without a customer-oriented approach. Any … Continue reading

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When In the Concept Phase

The BIL team is working hard on solutions and producing concepts here in Chattarpur, however it is important to keep in mind the people we are designing for, and the spaces within which our ideas will come to life. Context … Continue reading

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From the desk of Anna Schurmann (Speaker on the panel for Techniques of Public Innovation)

A Space to Address Burning Questions on Systems Innovations… There are many different questions I am looking forward to hearing discussed at the Health Public event on August 22nd. As a public health consultant with experience conducting scalability assessments on … Continue reading

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An Innovation Approach to Healthcare

The front end of service delivery. The point where the user comes in contact with the service. The drill bit. Where metal meets skin. That is the point that defines the service, defines the user’s perception of the service. Resultantly … Continue reading

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Shall We Innovate?

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Community – An integral aspect of radically improved MCH

‘…Ghar main bahun ke hotein saas kam karegi to log kya bolegein.’ (‘…What will the community say if in-spite of a daughter-in-law (DIL) the mother-in-law (MIL) does the household work’)

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Designing Incentive Structures for Frontline Health Workers

One of the core initiatives of India’s National Health Mission (NRHM) is to provide improved access and responsiveness to healthcare at the community level through female village level frontline health workers known as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs). The “ASHAs”, … Continue reading

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The Design of Public Decision Making

In some sense our public environment is a by-product of the interactions and frictions between the different public decisions and the way in which these decisions have been made over time. The subject of my design analysis work, more often … Continue reading

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