1. Lack of transparency•Care Providers do not know where others are at any given time•Difficulties in sharing resources and expertise2. No Unified approach•Varied approaches to dealing with the same clinical problems •No clear standard of care3. Communication• Potential disconnect between medical core and various organizations4. Challenges• Funding and competition for funding• Historic barriers
Increasing Access to Cardiac Care In Low and Middle IncomeCountrieswww.globalheartnetwork.net
A Global Challenge93 % of all the people in the world living outsideNorth America, Australia, and Europehave noaccess to cardiac surgery!This means approximately 4.5 billion people inthe world have no access to cardiac surgery.(Unger F. Worldwide survey on cardiac interventions 1995. Cor Europaeum. 1999;7:128-46.)
A Global ChallengeMany Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists andother Health Care Providers in the moreaffluent countries want to become involvedin a program to improve the world’s accessto cardiac surgery but have no idea how todo go about it.More importantly, those who are involvedare often unaware of other ongoingprograms
Current situationThe problem The problemThe problemOrganizations are willing to collaboratebut they face challengesLack of transparencyand reliable dataNo Unified approachPotential disconnectbetween medical andNGOsCompetition forfunding andhistoric barriers
The Need for ChangeExplanation Care providers often workindividually within their own self-imposed silos; their managementsystems work independently of eachother without exchanging informationwith other related nonprofits.Explanation It is crucial to create and foster collaborationthrough data sharing, analyzing best practices and new carepathways that can become standards across the developingworld that will change the way cardiology services are delivered.
The SolutionThe GHN platform is a ‘contribution platform’ committed to fostering communication andcollaboration both locally and worldwide to all stakeholdersWe envision the GHN platform as a central space for participants to share project ideas, collaborate,and build upon existing resources, mechanisms and communities.
Adapted from: Himmelman, A. (2001). On coalitions and the transformation of power relations: Collaborativebetterment and collaborative empowerment, American Journal of Community Psychology, 29 (2)Increasing access toCardiac care in lowand middle incomecountriesMoving Towards Collaboration1. 2. 3. 4.Networking Coordinating Cooperating CollaboratingBuilding up acircle oftrustedpartners andresourcesSupportinganother to realizeshared goalsSharing ofknowledge,learning andbuildingconsensusHow we connectManagingresources andactivities on aglobal scale
The Web Application1. Set up a Profile 2. Post a NeedThe GHN Platform sends out messages to other users with profile characteristicsthat match the project need
Community Action Panel (CAP Forum)(Unger F. Worldwide survey on cardiac interventions 1995. Cor Europaeum. 1999;7:128-46.)3. Engage in discussions with other users to solve the problem, share bestpractice or exchange various kind of informationThe CAP is a knowledge sharing section ‘Forum’ allowing users to share expertise and provide tailoredsolutions to serious problems in health disparity for cardiovascular services . The GHN members (NGOs,clinicians, academics, funders, etc) becomes part of the solution through a fluid system of exchange and growthduring solution development . Users can present problem, start threads, share information, and discussimportant issues clinical, policy, resource allocation issues.
Committed to a bright futureFuture 2014: South –South collaborationMapping ReferralCenters/CVD CenterDatabase in LMICsFuture 2013/14: CreateAdvisory Board and bringtogether to agree to:• Criteria for hospitals’engagement with medical missiongroups, to help facilitate acommon standard and facilitateconnections with local hospitals• Criteria for Referral Centers/CVD Center Database•Create Waiting ListsCurrentMapping Global NGO MedicalMission Landscape – who isworking, where, when and reportsto be inputted in platformMatching needs to resources
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