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Newdigm follows a community and market systems based, for-profit social enterprise model.

We work in partnership with the community and enable it to take responsibility of its own health. This is done by strengthening the community health-worker system with able support from local organizations and our management.


Paradigm shift in focus

Disease to Village Health worker: VHWs in absence of doctors burdens the responsibility of all sponsored programs and of providing healthcare to the community. Effective utilization of this over-burdened community resource through appropriate support is our best bet to nip the most deadly yet preventable diseases in the bud.

Technology to the last mile: VHWs in absence of doctors burdens the responsibility of all sponso Bold and scalable innovations in technology coupled with licensing of proprietary technology to alleviate rural healthcare.

Technology as an end to a mean: The positive affect of technology as stand-alone is undermined by mis-beliefs and other irrational health practices prevalent in predominantly poor and illiterate rural communities. We develop customized social-cultural and behavioral tools to address these aspects and then work in partnership with local organizations for implementation.

Global to Local: From relocation of health resources to optimal usage of local and semi-urban market based health setups through guided referrals in turn creating a holistic, scalable tertiary healthcare model starting right from the doorstep of the patient.

We have observed that problems at Community, Health-worker and Policy levels result into the dysfunctional rural healthcare we have today. Details of our Methodology are captured below:


Community

The rural community should be made accountable for their well-being. This accountability would come from able support, information and awareness.

The First step is selection and training of these representatives by the local management. In case of Public healthcare model, these representatives are the nurses working in PHC/SC and the ASHA workers.

Support

For day to day activities they are provided with mobile based tools which aid their decision making. This support helps them in arriving at a classification and subsequent treatment and in providing follow-up care. They are also better equipped to monitor the patients through reminders and alerts and to submit the field records for centralized appraisal. They are also assisted with socio-cultural tools which raise community awareness and increase compliance to health interventions.

Policy

All work on the field is monitored through Central Data System. It also serves in record keeping, appraisal of interventions and policy making.



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