Israeli experience in managing health services can be useful for India: Expert

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As India is on the cusp of a digital healthcare revolution, Israel’s experience in managing its healthcare services, especially in times of crisis, can be very helpful in managing it efficiently and successfully. health systems to meet today’s challenges with innovative thinking and technology, a leader said an expert from AIIMS Delhi. In Israel to attend a two-week international course on “Managing Health Services in Times of Crisis” organized by the MASHAV Carmel Training Center in Haifa, Dr. Angel Rajan Singh, Assistant Professor of Health Management at the AIIMS Delhi, said at the end of the PTI program that “this country has been through so many crises that the emergency services are not only concentrated but very well organized”.

“They meet these challenges in a way that feels so natural to them and their preparedness for all possible disasters is demonstrable for the benefit of others,” Dr Singh said.

The AIIMS expert and Dr. Rakesh Nath Prasad, Chief Medical Officer of Delhi Municipality, are among a group of doctors from 12 countries participating in the course organized by MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Cooperation in development, which is part of its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

”Israel has gone digital on a massive scale by managing its population’s electronic health records so seamlessly. With us on the cusp of a digital healthcare revolution through our Ayushman Bharat Health Account – ABHA, which is an initiative launched by the government under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), we can certainly learn and adopt many things from how they have integrated various aspects of healthcare management,” Dr. Singh noted.

”Israel’s PHC (Primary Health Care) system with such meticulous attention to the needs of mother and child, perfection of emergency care with well-organized ambulance services, patient management systems disasters, the digitization of different aspects of health care, the use of health care funds in a way that also promotes innovation – the seamless integration of all related aspects of health service management – can be an important learning for us as we work to develop our own systems in India,” he said.

Asked about the mismatch in population size between the two countries, the AIIMS expert said that in terms of attendance, it is quite comparable, especially in times of crisis, and that the health system Israeli is better prepared given its distinct experience. ”We were very proud to have two Indian participants on the course. MASHAV in general and MCTC in particular have strong ties with India and we always look forward to sharing experiences with this beautiful country,” Anna Andrachnik, program director at Golda Meir MASHAV Carmel International Training Center, told PTI.

“The two Indian experts shared their experience with the international group and enriched our program with their knowledge,” she added.

Israel is recognized around the world for its success in addressing challenges in health care – drawing on a combination of innovative thinking, technology and national commitment, including policies and funding, as well than on highly professional and well-trained human resources. “The course aims to expose participants to Israeli models of healthcare services; raise awareness and provide tools and skills for key management functions in health systems, including hospitals; to exchange experiences and ideas on the concepts, programs and methodologies applied in the respective countries of the participants, as well as in Israel,” reads a brochure published for the study program. The in-depth study program from June 13 to 24 covered important areas such as health care systems in Israel, strategic health care management – policy and policy, financial management and the health basket, political and economic aspects of universal health coverage, challenges of global health governance, health care in times of crisis and digital health management. The head of MASHAV, Ambassador Eynat Shlein, visited India earlier this month to deepen cooperation between the two countries in various fields. The seven-day visit focused mainly on cooperation in agriculture and water management. “We are keen to continue and expand our cooperation with all our partners in India as we continue to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two nations,” she said.

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