Improving Health Outcomes and Health Care Efficiency in Medtronic Disease States for Underserved Populations through Models of Innovation, Scale, and Sustainability

This blog post was written by our colleagues from Medtronic Foundation . Medtronic Foundation focuses on expanding access to health care for underserved people around the world and supporting healthy communities where we live and give. The Medtronic Foundation is a member of the 2017 World Health Council.

The Medtronic Foundation focuses on expanding access to health care for underserved people around the world and supporting healthy communities where they live and donate. They enable this vision by developing and leading strategies focused on:

1) Overall Health:
Improving health outcomes and the effectiveness of health care in disease states Medtronic for underserved populations and sustainability;

2) Community Well-Being : Advancing successful communities where we live and work through good corporate citizenship and tackling the social determinants of health; and

3) Volunteer Involvement: Activate a worldwide volunteer workforce of patients, employees and retirees who contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Their work in global health involves negotiating, supporting and managing partnerships between non-profit and government stakeholders to provide a clear set of results and best practices that improve health outcomes, particularly for diseases non-transmissible. ]

Snapshot of their flagship programs in global health: Re-engineering health care systems to improve outcomes

The Foundation's three flagship programs are positioned to provide evidence through multi-year, multi-stakeholder and multi-country collaborative initiatives with communities to reshape the way health care is improved. All involve strong local / government / patient partnership participation, provide an opportunity to test new health system interactions, and include rigorous evaluation partnerships for cross-sectoral publishing and learning:

1) HealthRise: Improve the detection, management and control of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes for underserved populations. Needs assessments across geographical areas revealed significant barriers to care, including disruption of the supply chain, and long distances for noncommunicable disease diagnosis and surveillance, in addition to cultural barriers and linguistic. HealthRise interventions are now active in four countries, working to remove local barriers. Common strategies include empowering patients and communities in self-management, care management and consideration of social determinants; strengthen front-line health workers (including community health workers, community paramedics); and, with key stakeholders, advance key policies to support people with chronic diseases over the long term. https://www.health-rise.org/

2) HeartRescue: Improve the outcomes of acute cardiovascular disease for underserved. Multi-country collaboration program to improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). HeartRescue partners strive to integrate community intervention efforts, coordinating public and professional education on acute cardiac events such as SCA and STEMI, and introducing and by applying best practice treatments. The program also helps hospitals implement a method for measuring SCA and STEMI performance and results. HeartRescue promotes local ownership of each country program by involving multi-sectoral stakeholders, including governments, medical professional societies, local health care providers, patients and families. http://www.heartrescueproject.com/

3) RHD Action: RHD Action is a coalition of global organizations leading the global movement to reduce premature mortality from RHD and contribute to sustainable development goals 3 & 4. RHDA's global partners are working together to build a scientific and technical support community accessible to all countries, build on this technical knowledge to advocate for policy change for better health to support and empower all people living with RHD and foster multi-sectoral partnerships to support and support the global movement. http://rhdaction.org/

Considering the future

Low- and middle-income countries are increasingly faced with a dual burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. In fact, noncommunicable disease rates are growing at about three to four times faster in countries such as Bangladesh and Ethiopia than in high-income countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Health systems are fundamentally not in place to allocate funds to health systems or to adapt them to meet these changing needs.

How Can Global Health Stakeholders Meet with Others in the Community to Unlock New Resources and Accelerate Health Outcomes to Meet the Most Compelling Challenges of Global Health? How can they creatively harness the talent and resources that already exist in countries to address the shortage of health care workers? How can they ensure that underserved patients and front-line health workers are meaningfully involved in health policy, funding and delivery discussions? How can they design programs for sustainability, scale and measurable health outcomes from the start?

For the future, as the global community moves towards achieving sustainable development goals – with a close eye on universal health coverage (UHC) and the achievement of key NCD goals – the Foundation recognizes the importance of ensuring health equity. their effort. Promoting health outcomes and efficiency requires health care disfigured by value to be high, translated and understood in the context of organizations reaching underserved people.

Would you like to address these same questions? Join the Medtronic Foundation to continue this conversation at the following event:

Global Forum on NCDs: 9-11 December 2017, Sharjah

http://www.medtronic.com/us-en/about/foundation.html

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