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Dr K Ellangovan IAS

  Dr K Ellangovan, MS (Ortho), MA (Population Studies), Ph D (IIT, Madras) Dr K Ellangovan is a career bureaucrat, serving in the Indian Administrative Service. Prior to joining the IAS, he obtained Master of Surgery in Orthopedics and had been a practicing orthopedic surgeon. He also holds a MA degree in Population Studies.His exposure to health care services extends from his graduation days, to being the Mission Director of National Health Mission, Kerala to Secretary to Government in the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Kerala. He has also obtained his Ph D from IIT Madras for hRead More...

Creating Value in Health Care

Books by Dr K Ellangovan IAS

Healthcare is a fragmented service with high variance in quality from hospital to hospital and physician to physician. Often, poor management of hospitals contributes to undesired outcomes. The ‘clinical silos’ from where services are delivered lacks an integrated approach to converge all related specialists around the patient. Patient satisfaction is never a unit of measurement of effectiveness in hospitals. Patients are not routinely engaged in decision

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