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IIT-B sets up India’s first digital health centre with Koita Foundation


The IIT Bombay has set up the ‘Koita Centre for Digital Health’ – India’s first to focus on driving academics, research and industry collaboration in digital health – in collaboration with the Koita Foundation (KF), a statement said on Thursday.

The initiative followed a grant from its alumni Rekha and Rizwan Koita to help improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare through digital health.

The KCDH will focus on academic and research areas like clinical applications (including electronic patient records and medical imaging, healthcare data management including its privacy and security, healthcare analytics, health AI/ML, consumer health, public health and public policy.

It will offer minor, dual degree, Masters and Doctorate programmes in Healthcare Informatics and conduct industry/outreach programs for healthcare and industry professionals in digital health to enable them act as ‘force-multipliers’.

The IIT-B said that digital health and informatics need cross-functional expertise — computer science, statistics, artificial ...


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