Improving healthcare is one of the biggest priority areas for all countries across the world including India. It is recognized that the availability of high-quality actionable information at the point of care and clinical decision support (including analytics, AI/ML) to healthcare professionals has a profound impact on the quality of care and efficiency of healthcare delivery. Consequently, there is substantial focus globally on enhancing Digital Health and informatics – resulting in massive investments and innovation at an unprecedented scale.
In India too, technology platforms like Aadhar & UPI have made financial services and banking cheaper and more accessible to all Indians. Similarly, digital tools in healthcare will play a significant role in improving access, quality and cost of healthcare. Government of India recognizes the importance of Digital Health and is rolling out a large digital health initiative nationwide – Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).
Creating a digital health ecosystem requires strong focus and collaboration across key stakeholders – government, doctors, hospitals, labs, pharmacies, health insurance companies, educational establishments, and technology companies, etc.
Koita Foundation mission is to accelerate digital health adoption in India. Our three focus areas in Digital Health are - India-centric digital innovation, training / capacity building, development of regulations / financial incentives for Digital Health.
Koita Foundation has partnered with IIT Bombay - India’s #1 academic institution - to set up the Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) at IIT Bombay. It is a first-of-its-kind centre in India, focused on driving academic programs, research, and industry collaborations in Digital Health.
KCDH focus areas include - Healthcare Applications, Healthcare Data Management, Healthcare Analytics and AI/ML, Consumer Health & Tele-medicine, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Population Health & Public Health Policy.
The National Cancer Grid (NCG) has established the Koita Centre for Digital Oncology (KCDO) to promote use of digital technologies and tools to improve cancer care across India. NCG is a network of over 270 hospitals treating close to 70% of all cancer patients in India.
KCDO will support NCG and NCG hospitals in defining their digital health roadmap, sharing best practices and driving key digital initiatives across NCG hospitals. Key focus areas of KCDO include EMR adoption in NCG hospitals, data sharing, patient engagement and driving adoption of new technologies. KCDO will also partner with academic and research organizations to promote research and development in cancer care.
To learn more about Koita Centre for Digital Oncology,
please visit www.kcdo.in
Koita Foundation has signed an MoU with the National Health Authority (NHA) to collaborate in the areas of capacity building, content development and dissemination of information on health sector. NHA is responsible for driving many healthcare programs across India including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), national COVID-19 platform (COWIN) and the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) digital health platform.
As part of the partnership, Koita Foundation is supporting NHA in the roll-out of the ABMD Platform. Our Foundation is also helping NHA in developing training and capacity building programs for state health officials and frontline healthcare entities – doctors, nurses, hospitals, labs and pharmacies.
National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) is the leading accreditation and certification body in India serving over 13,000 hospitals.
Koita Foundation is collaborating with the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) to support the development of digital health standards for NABH which can provide a structured roadmap to hospitals in India in adopting ABDM platform and other digital health tools and technologies. Our Foundation is also helping NABH leverage technology to enhance its core operations and end-user experience.
The Koita Centre for Digital Health – Ashoka University (KCDH-A), has been formed in partnership with Ashoka University (www.ashoka.edu.in) to help foster a culture of research and innovation critical to driving and accelerating Digital Health in India.
Part of the Trivedi School of Biosciences and the Department of Computer Science as Ashoka University, KCDH-A offers world-class academic programs, pioneering cutting-edge research, strong industry partnerships and collaboration with global experts, to develop the next generation of Digital Health professionals in India.
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and Koita Foundation have signed an MoU in April 2023 to enhance the overall healthcare education and research initiatives at MUHS and align them with emerging Digital Health opportunities.
MUHS initiatives have the potential for large impact, as MUHS covers 450+ medical colleges and 100,000+ medical students across Maharashtra.
Partner with leading academic institutions to establish strong programs in Digital Health and Healthcare Informatics.
Drive collaboration across research institutions, healthcare organizations and digital heath cos. to accelerate innovation.
Standardize procurement and implementation of Digital Health solutions
e.g., EMRs, physician portals, ABDM.
Create financial models to support funding of Digital Health programs
e.g., Government, Corporate CSR.
Develop world-class Digital Health training for doctors and front-line healthcare professionals.
Develop Digital Health programs for CEO/CXOs of healthcare organizations.
Support development of Digital Health guidelines, standards and financial incentives for Digital Health adoption.
Partner with healthcare industry groups to create and drive Digital Health Initiatives.
November 2023 - Koita Foundation supports NHA on the development and roll out of the ABDM WhatsApp Chatbot. The ABDM WhatsApp Chatbot will serve as a valuable resource for doctors, hospitals and labs understand ABDM and how to get started on their digital health and ABDM journey.
Scan the QR code to start WhatsApp conversation or just send a ‘Namaste’ or ‘Hi’ to 99683 14477.
August 2023 - Koita Foundation partnered with Ashoka University to establish the Koita Centre for Digital Health - Ashoka (KCDH-A) to drive academic programs, research, collaboration, and professional development in Digital Health. The UG courses and PhD Programme in Digital Health will be launched from 2024.
February 2023 - NCG-KCDO Published a Comprehensive EMR Requirements document with 200+ features (NER 2.0) for Cancer Care. A committee of experts and practitioners from cancer care and health technology worked tirelessly over a few months to develop the requirements.
August 2021 - Rizwan Koita joined NABH Board with focus on supporting NABH's Digital Health initiatives. (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations.