Programs & Projects

Expanding a Healthcare Delivery System for Diabetes Care in Sri Lanka

January 1, 2016 - March 1, 2016

Overview

The Grace Care Center (GCC) is an orphanage and elder care center located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. A group of physicians in Ann Arbor, Michigan have been using telemedicine to monitor vital health statistics for the elders who reside at the facility. By regularly tracking health metrics, the physician team can identify those elders who need further attention by a local physician.

The physician group sought to expand GCC’s current healthcare delivery system in order to monitor and treat diabetes within the Trincomalee community. A student team, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School International Business Immersion course (BA685), was engaged to develop the new healthcare delivery model. They developed the plan by collecting information about Trincomalee’s current patient and provider landscape, evaluating various pricing models, and leveraging these findings to develop a financially viable and self-sustaining service model.


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