Transformation of healthcare in our country

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Transcript Transformation of healthcare in our country

Leadership for Christian healthcare
Case Study: Lithuania 2004
Those that turn the habitable world upside down have come
here too…
And these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying
another is king, namely Jesus
Acts 17: 6b, 7b Literal translation
Those that turn the world upside down
• Network with other organizations
• Christian Medical Fellowship / Association / ICMDA
• Nurses Christian Fellowship
• CiCP, PRIME, HiC, MedIchthys, CiG, etc.
• Collaborative Projects
• Healthcare Sunday
• Saline solution
• Mentoring networks
Seven areas of excellence
• 1. Prayer, evangelism and discipleship in healthcare
• 2. National Leadership Team providing inspiring servant
leadership
• 3. Facilitation local church ministry to the sick and to
healthcare staff
• 4. Effective communication with four groups: National
staff, HCF supporters, local churches and Christians in the
health field
• 5. Addressing healthcare issues from a Biblical perspective
• 6. Partnering another country for mutual blessing
• 7. Demonstrating financial generosity: 10% of the
undesignated income to the Regional HCFI; 5% to the poor
Lithuania healthcare: 4  developments
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Modern technologies available
Professionals well-trained
Private family healthcare centers
Service networks for the weak
1. Psychosocial problems
2. Disabled persons
3. Drug addicts
National Healthcare: 3 biggest problems
1. Healthcare insurance system ineffective
1. Money does not go after the person
2. Limited budgets
3. Unfair allocation:  tertiary level / technology; 
preventive and primary care
2. Corruption
1. Double payment ‘system’
2. ?? Allocation:  physician interest;  patient needs
3. Abortion
1. High rates
2. Private clinics without proper supervision
How to solve these problems?
Your answers:
1. Finance
1. Budget reforms: save primary healthcare
centers / small regional hospitals
2. Insurance system effectively implemented
2. Structure
1. Better cooperation healthcare  social
services
In what areas can our organization help
transform the healthcare system?
Levels 
Macro
Meso
Micro
(national / global)
(institutional)
(interpersonal)
Elements 
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Technology
Structure
Finance
People
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Appointed authority
Policy
Which two areas can we start with?
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What can our organization do about Area
One at macro (national) level?
1. Policy Point One: Policymakers influenced to make
better policy regarding financing of healthcare
1. Prayer for this specific transformation
2. Research: current policy, legal base, spiritual root issues
3. Network with other Christian organizations who want the
same changes
4. Intercession about the results of research and networking
5. Build contact network in ministry = Christians and other
persons (co-belligerents)
6. Present results in a publication / conference
What can our organization do about Area
Two at macro (national) level?
1. People Point 1: Educate society in healthy life-style
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Prayer
Personal example
Integrate education in work situation
Educate at schools and other institutions
Education through the media
Oppose unhealthy life-style commercials including drug
company commercials
Reduce dependence of patients on doctors and drugs
One practical project to educate the
people for healthy life-style
• Total life fitness program for healthcare workers
What can we do about ourselves?
(Micro level)
• Grow to become the best leaders we can be for
the glory of God and the blessing of our nation
• Remember: leadership = influence + focus
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