Health Systems Transformation Platform

A newly-established not-for-profit institution, Health Systems Transformation Platform (HTSP) was incubated by Tata Trusts to be an enabler of state-level capacity to diagnose, redesign and strengthen healthcare systems in the state, with linkages to national policy. HTSP’s mission is to achieve the highest level of efficiency and quality in healthcare systems design in India and will provide professional, rigorous and evidence-based support to state institutions.

HSTP will provide context-specific technical assistance to design health systems that meet public health goals. It will bring in technical expertise and global experience to provide strategic oversight and mentorship, and engage in collaborative research, executive training and cross-learning. HTSP partners with the prestigious Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, USA.

The intent is to nurture many more such collaborations to foster cross-learning, sharing of knowledge and the application of powerful ideas. The impact can already be seen in Telangana, where the Trusts’ ‘Electronic Health Record System’ (EHRS) has been implemented in four districts.

  • Eight primary health centres (PHCs) and 681 sub-centres are covered through EHRS
  • 867 auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs), 18 doctors and the staff in 20 PHCs have been trained to use the EHR software
  • Over 1.1 million EHRs have been created so far
  • Government health facilities maintain 55,000 patients’ medical records through EHR
  • NCD screening data of over 50,000 citizens have been entered into an EHR-NCD portal

The Trusts have established a Digital Nerve Centre (DiNC) in Hyderabad, that connects 95 selected health care facilities across the four pilot districts of Telangana. They have also implemented a Telemedicine project in the Krishna district in Vijayawada that focuses on screening for ophthalmic conditions and non-communicable diseases with appropriate disease management.

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