live hiras

High Reliability Adaptive Systems


Goals for Program in India: To institute a unique program to train Health Care Professionals in India in "Patient Safety and Infection Prevention"

I am an educator; clinician with over 25 years of experience in transplant infectious diseases; public health/global health; infection prevention and patient safety. Over the years I have helped many health care organizations in India with capacity building by providing interactive teaching sessions. I have also worked very closely with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India in providing technical support for the National Aids Control Organization funded since 2005 by cooperative agreements with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (~ $16,000,000; INR 112 crores 2005-2020) .

As an award-winning teacher; recognized health care leader and a black belt in six sigma I bring a unique systems-based approach to addressing "Patient Safety and Infection Prevention" anchored in "LIVE HiRAS" (pronounced "heeras" Hindi for gem)

LIVE_HiRAS adapted to "Patient Safety and Infection Prevention" will consist of the following modul

LIVE_HiRAS adapted to "Patient Safety and Infection Prevention" will consist of the following modules

  • Principles of Biostatistics .
  • Basics of Six Sigma.
  • Basics of the "Science of Safety".
  • An introduction to the concepts of the "Science of Complexity" and the relevance of "Complex adaptive Systems" in health.
  • An introduction to concepts of adult learning; and participation in "Collaborative learning".
  • An introduction to "Problem Driven Iterative Adaptive Management".
  • An introduction to "Monitoring Evaluation and Learning for Adaptive Management"
  • An introduction to "The Human Microbiome and its Relevance to Infection Prevention".
  • An introduction to "Clinical Microbiology laboratory" towards optimum utilization of diagnostic testing.
  • An introduction to the concept of "One Health".
  • The History of "Patient Safety and Infection Prevention".
  • Principles of Epidemiology and surveillance.
  • Disinfection and sterilization.
  • Waste Disposal.
  • Standard Bundles (Strategies) for prevention of Health Associated Infections.
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: The emerging global problem of "Anti-Microbial Resistance".
  • An introduction to "Emerging Infections" and "Principles of Disaster Management"
  • An introduction to the "Global health Security Agenda".
  • Fundamentals of bio ethics and human subject research.
  • Clinical Research Design/Implementation.
  • An introduction to "Understanding Leadership in Health Care" anchored in "Salutogenesis".
  • Relevance of "Participatory Action Strategies" and "Participatory Action Research" in Design; Implementation; Improvement of "Patient Safety and Infection prevention" the "HAPPEN" concept ,
  • Conclusion: Putting it altogether and "Strategies for Innovation" in the road map for "Patient Safety and Infection Prevention".
  • Discovery and Development: An appreciative inquiry into personal/professional aspirations and goals that lead to a deliberate effort to acquire the necessary knowledge and skill set.
  • Bearing witness: Observing and recording/reporting objectively the current status.
  • Building relationships: "Respect" for the value of the contribution of others
  • Creating "Shared Vision": Crafting and articulating and common understanding.
  • Collaborating: Creating partnerships of mutual respect and common purpose.
  • Learning: A non-judgmental collaborative effort to acquire knowledge and skills
  • Networking: Appreciate the relevance of Bonding; Bridging and Linking in enhancing the transformation of knowledge into action.