The Foundations of Managing Healthcare Businesses Program held from April 25th– April 29th was a convention of budding clinical officers and healthcare facility managers, who participated in the 5-day training program to enhance the management of their healthcare centers at Strathmore Business School.
The Healthy Business Development consortium is a public-private partnership comprising of the Ministry of Health, International Finance Corporation (IFC), AMPC International Health Consultants, Strathmore Business School, Institute of Healthcare Management, Medical Consultancy of Florida and PharmAccess Foundation.
The partnership forged by these institutions has birthed the first management course for healthcare providers, dubbed as Foundations of Managing Healthcare Businesses, which was offered by Strathmore Business School, Kenya’s most renowned business training institution.
The joint partnership of Strathmore Business School and PharmAccess Foundation has been able to develop and provide a management foundation training program at a lower cost that is designed for managers and owners of healthcare facilities operating in the mid and lower segments of the market, with a keen interest to look into the business performance of their facilities.
Courtesy of a grant by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PharmAccess Foundation, a key partner of the program has developed an integrated service offering to help healthcare providers manage their facilities as genuine businesses. Healthcare providers; doctors and nurses are generally very passionate and knowledgeable about the medical services they provide, however business acumen and solid insights into their financials is often lacking, stifling progress and posing risks for the survival of the clinics.
This partnership between Strathmore Business School and PharmAccess Foundation will help healthcare providers improve their business case by providing a comprehensive package of management courses using real life case studies, hands-on coaching and consultancy services.
The Medical Credit Fund will also enable medical practitioners’ access financing through PharmAccess’ activities to stimulate quality improvement through the SafeCare program