A Clinical Core has been established with the aim of enhancing clinical skills and building resilient health systems across the Asian region.

CLINICAL SKILLS ENHANCEMENT

  • Interdisciplinary Clinical Training: These efforts aim to improve clinical capacity through knowledge transfer, skills training and learning exchange between SDGHI and partners in the Asian region. These multi-disciplinary programmes pivot on the expertise of Clinicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals to build sustainable healthcare capabilities in key focus areas including emergency medicine, oncology, global surgery, ophthalmology, maternal and child health and infectious diseases. The end goal is to build self-proficient training centres of excellence on site to scale up clinical skills enhancement throughout the region.

HEALTH SYSTEMS ENHANCEMENT

  • Health system partnership program: SDGHI is providing ground-level technical support for health system enhancement to Academic Medical Centres across Asia   Partnerships leverage healthcare management expertise within the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC  and focus on   cross-cutting system-level priorities including quality assurance, appropriate models of care, surveillance, data-for-decision making and so forth. Areas of engagement are ‘needs-based’ and defined by partner institutions in low-and-middle income contexts. The aims of these partnerships is to foster system-changes and build resilient health systems throughout the region.

  • Asian Centre of Excellence for Healthcare Management: A renewed emphasis on Health Care Management is a central focus of the Clinical Core. Capacity development in healthcare leadership, programme evaluation, governance, patient safety and value-driven care are central for building resilient health systems that optimise sustainable healthcare delivery. Modular curricula are being developed that draw from SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC experience in areas of clinical governance and audits, quality improvement programmes, clinical operations, healthcare financing and other essential health system functions. Multi-tiered courses often with hands-on practicum will be co-designed with our regional partners to facilitate training and knowledge sharing with healthcare practitioners, institution leaders and national policy makers.

  • Global Health Evaluation Unit: Evaluation is vital for ensuring programmes achieve intended outcomes, while remaining cost-effective, sustainable, and scalable. A Global Health Evaluation Unit will be established as a platform for contributing to robust assessments of all SDGHI’s efforts.  The specific objectives of this cross-cutting support unit include:
    • Establishing a robust and practical implementation science framework that can be applied to programmes developed in collaboration with our partner institutions and countries.
    • Designing appropriate assessments of SDGHI-supported innovations, interventions and programmes by employing the most up-to-date scientific thinking, tools and methods including implementation science and digital health (big-data, patient-centred monitoring, artificial intelligence, etc)
    • Developing capacity for systems evaluation and adaptive learning among regional partners in Asia

Key partners in this initiative include SingHealth Health Services Research and Evaluation Unit and the Health Services and Systems Research program within Duke-NUS.