The Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH – www.kcdh.in) is India’s first organisation focused on driving academic programs, research, and industry collaborations in Digital Health.

KCDH is a joint initiative of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITB) and the Koita Foundation (leading non-profit organisation focused on digital
health adoption).

MOU between Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay and Koita Foundation.

June 2021

Improving the quality, accessibility, and affordability of healthcare is one of the world’s biggest priorities. Digital Health 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. In India too, the launch of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission (ABDM) in 2021 is driving Digital Health adoption at a national scale.

  • KCDH addresses the need for engineering, clinical professionals and entrepreneurs in Digital health and creates research and employment opportunities in this domain.
  • KCDH offers world-class applied and interdisciplinary programs in Digital Health supporting under graduate, post graduate, and PhD students and creates a cadre of professionals who can leverage these opportunities and contribute to the field.
  • KCDH is actively involved in applied R&D activities in digital healthcare along with clinical partners. KCDH partners with leading hospital systems, healthcare research, and academic organizations which have strong capabilities in different branches of medicine and healthcare.
  • KCDH trains professionals (including practitioners from hospitals and industry) in digital health and enable them to act as force multipliers e.g., MOOCs. KCDH supports ABDM and other national/government efforts.

To learn more about KCDH and its focus on digital health, please visit www.kcdh.in.

The centre will enable an ecosystem that can help address the healthcare challenges that have been so glaringly exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Digital Health and Informatics need cross-functional expertise. At KCDH, we hope to enable seamless cross-functionality across these streams. This new initiative opens up exciting opportunities for our graduates, including spearheading research, launching startups, and much more.

Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri

Director, IIT Bombay.
June 2021