Category: Research

Using lessons from deploying national digital health systems, IDHN faculty and collaborators propose an enterprise architecture framework for national-scale IT solutions for comprehensive primary care.

Journal Article Research Health Stack

June 9, 2020
Author(s): Abhishek Bhatia, Rahul Matthan, Tarun Khanna, Satchit Balsari

We call for the inclusion of regulatory sandboxes in the nation’s digital health ecosystem, as successfully done in the fintech sector, to provide a real-world testing environment for mHealth solutions before deploying them at scale.

Journal Article Policy Research Implementation Research Innovation Sandboxes

AI can help universalize healthcare but to roll this vision out globally, thoughtful reconnaissance is needed of what problems need solving, what data are needed to solve them and how best technology can be leveraged to collect these data.

Journal Article Research Policy Artificial Intelligence

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

July 13, 2018
Author(s): Satchit Balsari, Alexander Fortenko, Joaquín A. Blaya, Adrian Gropper, Malavika Jayaram, Rahul Matt...

In a roadmap published in the Journal of Internet Medical Research, we proposed a federated, patient-centric, and application programming interface (API)–enabled health information ecosystem that enables the exchange of health information in conformity with India’s evolving data protection and privacy laws. Our proposed model has been adopted and implemented by policymakers in India — first by the NITI Aayog in its approach paper for the National Health Stack, and then by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its National Digital Health Blueprint.

Journal Article Research Health Stack

November 25, 2016
Author(s): Satchit Balsari

We suggest that the proposed National eHealth Authority could usher a digital health revolution in India but that privacy laws need to be revisited to sufficiently protect nationapatients’ privacy

Newspaper Policy Research Health Stack

September 21, 2016
Author(s): Dhruv S. Kazi, P. Gregg Greenough, Rishi Madhok, Aaron Heerboth, Ahmed Shaikh, Jennifer Leaning, Sat...

In this submission to the Journal of Public Health, we describe the development of an inexpensive, tablet-based digital system for conducting disease surveillance and monitoring resource utilization at the Allahabad Kumbh Mela in India, a 55-day festival attended by over 70 million people.

Journal Article Research Syndromic Surveillance Health Technology

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