Had a lot of junk gorging last week?
Had a great weekend partying in pubs last month?
Struggling to lose weight?
Dealing with anxiety disorders and stress issues?
These are some commonly heard talks that people engage in often to find answers to the myriad health-related problems they are facing. In fact, every other person is struggling to find answers to some clues and signals that their body is giving them now and then. Indeed very few people all over the world are fit and healthy in its truest sense. Today in 2019, numerous complications and health problems usually bring confusion and bewilderment surrounding the symptoms and causes of illness. The foremost question that pops up here is what are the basic reasons and causes of such a big imbalance and chaos in the whole nation regarding health. We must know the basic reasons that affect the health and fitness of a person in the 21st century modern times.
Some of the basic factors affecting health are as follows:
Unsafe and contaminated water is the main reason for diarrhoeal diseases that kills nearly 1.7 million people annually. Almost all the water bodies are in the clenches of pollution leading to a dearth of potable water.
Poor sanitation and hygiene
Due to poor hygiene and sanitation facilities, majorly in rural regions, chances of having infection rises.
Urban air pollution
The air we breathe these days is seldom fresh and pollution-free. With the rising population and automobiles, air pollution in the cities is rising to a dangerous level. Especially in mega and metro cities, it’s getting worse.
Due to extreme weather conditions and rising global warming, new diseases are being discovered and it’s pretty hard to get rid of them without investing loads of money and precious time and energy.
With more hectic and tech-savvy lifestyles, people pay little attention to fitness and physical activities which in turn results in obesity and ultimately many diseases and hormonal imbalances.
Income and social status
India is a country where there is a big gap between the rich and the poor. This gap will take ages to get bridged. Till then the healthcare facilities’ access would always be in question for the poor.
Due to the rising party culture, the use of alcohol and drugs is in the trend and is over consumed resulting in numerous health complications and even mental trauma.
Now, let’s discuss the most important pillar on which the health of the nation lies- Healthcare in India
The healthcare institutes in India play a very pivotal role as it is the only resort that is considered best to enhance better health by the healthcare providers. The services have to be the best for the ultimate benefit and wellness of the nation and citizens. The health and life of the citizens depend on the healthcare institutions and their services. Let’s have a look at the basic approach to design a healthcare institution.
Future of healthcare in India
The future of healthcare in India lies in the proper implementation of strategies by these health care institutions followed by proper propaganda and awareness among people about the benefits of availing services from the same. With contemporary times and health problems, many people are observed to have less access and even zero access to proper healthcare and medications resulting in an unhealthy life. Some of the basic factors governing the success of healthcare institutions are depicted through this flowchart and further explanation:
The design of the healthcare project has to comply with many factors that might include the political support of the nation and leaders, complexity of operations and penetration of the services among the masses. Resource constraint is yet another reason attributed to a failed design and implementation of the same. Efforts are made to understand the human dimension and thought process keeping the success of healthcare in mind now to have a better success rate. Sustainable change strategies are also made a part of the healthcare design which is in the best interest of people for whom it is designed.
The process of evaluation is of vital importance as it decides the further course of operation and changes to be incorporated. The proper time to time evaluation is conducted to see whether the design decided would be on par with the expectations of the masses.
- Implement and monitor
The implementation part decides the success of any program as it involves all the basic tools and measures that would decide whether a program would be a hit or flop. After a comparative analysis is done by comparing existing or evidence-based practices and offering by the competitors and trusted vendors, flaws and improvement areas could be located and worked upon.
Monitoring helps in locating the areas which would need modifications to make the bad good. It helps in mitigating many of the failure modes which could have been a great threat to healthcare success if left unattended.
The action or process of discovering some unknown facts aiding to improved performance by interaction helps a lot before the manifestation and implementation of the plans and strategies. The deep valuable conversations which would require interactions with the staff- physicians, nurses, midwives, techs are conducted regarding day to day experiences on the front line. Eventually, the root problem could be known that would cause trouble in devising strategies just because of different perspectives of the healthcare staff. This way experiences and feedback of all the people involved could be discovered for further steps.
- Risk management
Before success, comes risk and factors that could be detrimental for the healthcare organization. Proper observation and study regarding the finance procurement plans, marketing strategies, policy framework, manpower coordination and all the related aspects can be mitigated and controlled by forecasting and evaluating these risks. The identification of such factors is properly done to minimize their impact in modern time’s healthcare institutes.
A range of future proven methods for idea generation including rule-based brainstorming, rapid prototyping with the help of a diverse team of doctors, clinicians and administrators. It improves the patient experience of the current situation to a great extent. This would give extensive insights on how to meet human needs by developing new strategies that would benefit all and please everyone for smooth functioning. These ways have a rapid and inexpensive approach to find out whether the idea has value or not. Here, the wild ideas are welcomed and criticism is withheld. This combination aids in the improvement process.
Delivering is all about proper implementation and delivering the right thing. Moreover, delivering the right thing right matters above everything. A wise designer implements his design locally first and then as per its success rate and thereafter spreads the concept hospital-wide. Delivery of the planned project is very important as it involves the cost, time and effort of the designer and many sources involved.
Recently, the most observed benchmarks that have already looked upon and attained to have a successful future of healthcare in India are as follows:
- The idea of healthcare is more human-centric.
- Strategies and services are provided as per behavioral needs and keeping in mind the ethnography, behavioral economics and psychology.
- Usability, access and user experience of healthcare provided is kept high in priority table.
- Pragmatic and practical methods are already used to identify the loopholes and improvement areas.
- Problems across the healthcare organizations in India are identified by reviewing a range of data, risk levels, outcome metrics, qualitative surveys and benchmarks.
- Solutions are implemented and monitored over time.
- Concepts are devised keeping in mind the existing services by existing successful competitors.
Future of healthcare looks good in India
Also, with increasing medical tourism in India, the future of health services looks great. So basically, the future of healthcare in India will be on the positive side proving it to be a good example of regular improvement with the human-centered approach. Unlike the old times, where receiving proper healthcare and witnessing good healthcare services used to be a far cry dream; modern healthcare services keep in mind the patient’s comfort and requirements combining all the above-mentioned factors focusing and adding more value to receiving feedback and constant improvements. Therefore, this could be proven by the successful treatment rates that people undergo in India with the best facilities and services by some of the successful healthcare organizations.