Models for scaling up high quality affordable healthcare delivery: The case for Kidney care in India

Kidney disease is the laggard entrant into the Non communicable disease epidemic unfolding in India. Chronic kidney disease in its advanced stage has complex treatment options: Kidney Transplantation or Dialysis. Since the former is dependent on availability of human organs for which considerable shortage exists, Hemodialysis is the dominant modality offered. Hemodialysis is technology intensive, dependent on skilled labour and expensive therapy. Globally, in developed and emerging economies,
it is either fully funded or partially funded by public financing. In Indian context, there is a huge unmet need with a large gap between growing demand from the steady rise in disease prevalence and meagre service provision: only about 15 % of patients with Kidney disease receive dialysis. Low awareness and acceptance by patients, cost of care, lack of third party payers, limited public provision
and minimal hospital based provision in urban areas only are overbearing challenges in kidney care.

But the escalating demand and changing dynamics of stake holders in health care in India is creating a compulsive need for a paradigm shift in delivery care models. Wider accessibility, rapid scaling up of skilled manpower, cost effective technology, best practices are essential to improve patient safety and outcome. The recent shift of focus in health care policy on this space is bound to accelerate the momentum to find timely and effective solutions for kidney care in India.

  • Dr. Suresh Sankar, Chief Medical officer, Davita Renal Care, Chennai, India
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  • 2016-03-30

51st Annual Convocation (2016)

51st Annual convocation held at IIM Ahmedabad
(1) Chief Guest - Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, State Bank of India
(2) Chairman - Shree Pankaj Patel
(3) Director - Prof. Ashish Nanda

  • Chief Guest,Chairman,Director
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  • 2016-03-19

Skilled Migrants' Relocation Decisions and Resettlement Processes: The Embedded Role of Emotional Labou

International mobility of skilled migrants involves their agency in shaping their social, cultural, economic, and symbolic capitals. This research emphasises the rationality embedded in skilled migrants' migration decisions. However it ignores the outcomes of these seemingly agentic decisions being informed by the migrant's emotional responses to their experiences of foreignness. When the migrants' foreignness is a liability and their skills are devalued, resettlement processes including gaining skilled employment becomes challenging which makes resettlement an emotionally experienced phenomena. This research involved gaining insight into the subjective experiences of 23 skilled immigrants from regions including Africa, Asia, and Europe by means of exploring their experiences of coming to, settling in and finding skilled employment in New Zealand. Grounded theory methodology was employed to analyse the interview data, which signified a variety of emotional struggles that were commonly experienced. Emotional dissonance and emotional labour emerged as the core categories. Our findings move beyond the current literature on workplace emotional labour to immigrants' coping strategies for gaining employment.

  • Prof. Paresha Sinha, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
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  • 2016-03-11

Citius, Altius, Fortius: A History of How the World Became Efficient

The talk is derived from an early stage, multi-year book project that investigates the historical political economy of the idea of efficiency. The history and political economy of the spread of

efficiency to distant corners of the globe is a grand saga that transcends the diffusion of material and sociological objects commonly associated with efficiency - the steam engine, the Ford assembly line, Weberian rational bureaucracies, scientific management, etc. Indeed, efficiency is the quintessential object of modernity, and the historical arc of its global diffusion coincides with the ebbs and flows of the story of how the world became modern. The talk will present the broad contours of this global history from 1780 to the present time.

  • Prof. Deepak Malghan, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
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  • 2016-03-09

Supply Allocation under Sequential Advance Demand Information

We study the problem of allocating supply under advance demand information (ADI). We consider a company that must allocate limited inventory to different markets that open sequentially. To reduce uncertainty, the company receives advance demand information and updates forecasts about its markets each time it makes an allocation decision. We study the value and optimal use of this information. Our research is motivated by an agri-food manufacturer that operates in several European countries. We develop the optimal policy under relaxed conditions and an efficient heuristic policy that performs close to optimal under general conditions. We derive structural properties of the model to gain managerial insights, and we derive the optimal policy in closed-form for the case of markets with identical prices. We use numerical experiments to demonstrate that the value of ADI can be significant. The managerial insights of this study include the observations that in environments as the one that motivated our research, early markets receive systematically less supply than late markets and that the value of ADI is greatest if the initial supply is close to the initial forecasts.

  • Prof. Felix Papier, ESSEC Business Schoo
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  • 2016-03-08

Mother Tongue Day Celebration - 2016

IIM Ahmedabad - Mother Tongue Day Celebration for year 2016

  • IIM Ahmedabad
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  • 2016-03-04