Strathmore University Business School, IESE Health Care Management Program, Spain, and the Wharton School, Department of Health Care Management, USA will co-host the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM) Annual Case Competition 2021.
Other BAHM international collaborating institutions are the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Mohali, India, and INCAE Business School, Costa Rica.
This will be the first time that the Case Competition is held virtually, giving BAHM students the opportunity to collaborate across countries and continents. This year’s topic is “Telehealth Business Models in Underserved Communities.” The challenge will be for student teams to identify sustainable business approaches for incorporating telehealth into health care systems targeting under-resourced or underserved communities whether they be in the developed or developing world. The competition will open November 13, 2020, with a networking event and conclude on April 9, 2021, with the announcement of the winners.
Moreover, this year, given the global nature of the pandemic and the virtual structure of the Competition, BAHM is encouraging students from schools based in the US and Canada to collaborate with students from BAHM institutions in Africa (Strathmore), India (Indian School of Business), Latin America (INCAE) or Europe (IESE). Specifically, BAHM is looking for new business models that encourage wider and permanent use of telehealth and that respond to the pressing needs of vulnerable populations whether in the developed or developing world. The challenges to such implementation are as much social and economic as they are technological. By way of example of a focused entry, new business models might focus on the integration of programs offering remote primary care with access to providers as needed, especially when patients require vigilance and support for chronic disease conditions. Entries can also address telehealth needs and opportunities at a health systems level.
You can access more information about the competition here
About the SBS Institute of Healthcare Management
The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing and constantly evolving industries in the world. The industry in Africa is also rapidly changing and has to face challenges such as the resurgence of old diseases such as tuberculosis as well as an increase in chronic diseases caused by a growing aging population. Healthcare providers must also be able to understand and evaluate new dynamics such as health managed organisations, rapid advancement in the medical and information technology, increased competition, and growing demands for greater transparency from patients.
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Article by Juliet Hinga
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