At the India Digital Health Net (IDHN) our mission is to advance the science and practice of digital health implementation. We believe there is a greenfield in India to develop and demonstrate a bold new digital health future that fulfills the health needs of 1.3 billion people.
IDHN is based at the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University and comprises distinguished scientists and domain experts spanning the fields of healthcare, informatics, computer science, law, business and policy. Our key partners include government agencies, healthcare enterprises, technologists and researchers from India and the US.
Our goal is to help develop digital health implementations and governance through research, policy and education.
We offer a variety of ways for researchers and students to get involved on campus at Harvard or remotely.
The core team of IDHN are fellows and faculty from Harvard in the fields of medicine, public health, computer science and law. The broader network is a distinguished group of local and international partners who are invested in building the digital health ecosystem in India.
IDHN was launched with seed funding from the Provost Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration and the Asia Center at Harvard University. Our partners at Harvard are: FXB Intersect, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, The DataVerse Project, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, SMART, MIMIC, MRCT Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard. Our India partners are: St. John’s Research Institute, iSpirt, KEM Hospital and GSMC, Dell EMC, Social Alpha and TATA Trusts.