• 3rd Annual
    India Digital Health Innovation

    This workshop brings together clinicians, public health experts, computer scientists, and policy makers from India’s digital health ecosystem to examine the most pressing challenges facing digital health innovation and implementation.

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  • Regulatory Sandboxes

    Read about these controlled testing environments, how they may help scale-up novel digital health technologies, and the government’s inclusion of them in national digital health policy.

  • API-Enabled Data Ecosystem

    We laid out a roadmap in 2018 for a federated, patient-centered, API-enabled health information ecosystem in India. Read our publication and its impact on the evolving Health Stack.

  • Machine Readable Data Portability

    For meaningful portability in the 21st century, we called for a citizen’s right to health data in machine readable format. See this and our full comments on the Personal Data Protection Bill Draft.


Who We Are

India Digital Health Net (IDHN) is a collaborative of researchers and technologists from India and Harvard advancing digital health implementation science.

What We Do


We conduct pragmatic, field-based implementation research on emerging and nationally-scaled digital health systems.


We analyze proposed digital health policies and make policy recommendations to help the digital health ecosystem flourish.


We disseminate knowledge about successful digital health practice to policy makers, implementors and innovators.


In this podcast, IDHN director Satchit Balsari and Rahul Matthan, Partner with Trilegal in India, discuss the digitization of the health ecosystem in India.

Uncategorized Research Advocacy Podcast

On April 3rd 2019, IDHN convened over 40 stakeholders across public and private sector for a workshop in New Delhi to to present the early prototype of its work at the “Powering the PHR” conference, and learn from the several initiatives across the country that are building components of what may ultimately become India’s health-tech grid.

Policy Research Advocacy Events


The Unified Health Interface is the latest in a series of digital public goods proposed for the India health stack.

We teamed with @StJohnsResearch @dmi_sjri @thoughtworksIN and experts to submit our feedback to #NDHM. Thread (1/8)

Traditional methods to protect patient privacy and control won't work in the new digitized health ecosystem. So what are the alternatives?

IDHN and collaborators explore in a must read paper by @NiveditaSaksena @rahulmatthan @AnantBhan @Satchit_Balsari

The mad dash to apply AI to medicine will do harm especially in low resource healthcare settings. So how can AI help universalize healthcare?

From the archive, a timely piece by IDHN lead @Satchit_Balsari in the BMJ Opinion


Fri, Jan 6, 2023 — Sat, Jan 7, 2023
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Digital Health India Digital Health Workshop Innovation
Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 09:30am — 10:30am ET

On the Swasth Monthly All Hands Call speakers Sunita Nadhamuni, Dr. Oommen John, Devesh Varma and Sethuraman Venkataraman will be discussing their paper ‘Driving Digital Health transformation of comprehensive primary health services at scale in India.’

Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 11:30pm — Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 07:30am ET
New Delhi

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