Ease of Doing Business conducted its first joint meeting with ELSEVIER team post selecting their application to partner in its digital health pilot DIISHA (Digital Innovations Interventions for Sustainable HealthTech Action) today in Gurugram.
The pilot structured to contribute in the clarion call of union govt 2022 Budget for up-gradation of two-lakh anganwadis and empowering India’s frontline health workers (ASHA workers) by training and upskilling them on a digital platform.
Abhijeet Sinha, National Program Director, Ease of Doing Business program said, “We all realized the importance of front-line health workers during the pandemic and grasped the potential of nine-lakh ASHA personals in holding healthcare management of our 60% population in the country, if properly trained and digitally upgraded.”
“DIISHA a pilot with a mission to make healthcare more sustainable, responsive and transparent, has been conceptualized for establishing a commercial viability of the project with health tech companies to provide their best technology, products and services to rollout a framework for upgrading the current ecosystem.
Selection of ELSEVIER would inculcate years of their educational knowledge and hands on grounds experience in this world largest pilot, generating relevant data to contribute in the government’s larger goals by enabling healthcare stakeholders to take crucial policy decisions on digitisation,” he added.
Shanker Kaul, Managing Director, India Elsevier Health Solutions said, “The vision to utilize and fully leverage ASHA workers will not only improve the health screening of women and children in rural India, but it will also generate the much-required health data for population health management, disease surveillance, social determinants of health (SDOH). It is a privilege to be selected to partner on a transformational public health initiative like DIISHA. This should serve as a template for building sustainable public health for aspirational countries”
Hema Jagota, Country Director, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier added, “The pilot will pave the way for improved health outcomes with timely screening and advices. This will reduce the burden on the secondary and tertiary facilities and also decrease the financial burden on the families with timely identification of ailments. We at ELSEVIER are working to improve health of lakhs of women and children with digital upskilling and screening history that the pilot generates.”