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IIT-B sets up first-of-its-kind centre for digital health education

12 June 2021 | News

It will offer minor, dual degree, Masters and PhD programs in Healthcare Informatics

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IIT Bombay has set up the 'Koita Centre for Digital Health' (KCDH) with a generous contribution received from its alumni Rekha and Rizwan Koita, under the aegis of the Koita Foundation.

KCDH will be the first of its kind in India, focused on driving academic programs, research and industry collaboration in Digital Health. 

KCDH's academic and research focus areas include clinical applications (including electronic patient records and medical imaging), healthcare data management (including healthcare data privacy and security), healthcare analytics, healthcare AI /ML, consumer health, public health and public policy.

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

KCDH will foster strong collaboration with Digital Health Partners - hospitals, medical research institutes, industry. KCDH and its Digital Health Partners will establish joint academic and research programs.  In addition, KCDH will actively collaborate with healthcare technology companies, healthcare NGOs and government organizations.

KCDH is establishing a world-class advisory board consisting of experienced healthcare professionals, academics, healthcare technology and industry veterans.  The advisory board will provide overall vision and guidance to KCDH.

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