IIT Bombay launches new centre for digital health

IIT Bombay’s new Centre for Digital Health has been set up with the support of alumni.

IIT Bombay launches new centre for digital health IIT Bombay launches new centre for digital health
Team Careers360 | Jun 11, 2021 - 5:22 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has set up ‘Koita Centre for Digital Health’ (KCDH) to focus on driving academic programmes, research and industry collaboration in digital health, said a statement from the institute.

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The centre’s academic activities and research will focus on areas like clinical applications which includes electronic patient records and medical imaging, healthcare data management, healthcare analytics, healthcare AI /ML (artificial intelligence, machine learning), consumer health, public health and public policy.

The centre, funded by alumni Rekha and Rizwan Koita, will offer minor, dual degree, masters and PhD programmes in healthcare informatics. KCDH will conduct industry and outreach programs for healthcare and industry professionals in digital health and enable them to act as force multipliers.

IIT Bombay digital health partners

KCDH will foster collaborations with hospitals, medical research institutes, and industry. KCDH and its Digital Health Partners will establish joint academic and research programs.

Koita Foundation will help with internships and research programmes.

The foundation will also provide financial support and help the centre establish industry relationships in healthcare technology and medical device companies.

“The center 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,” said Subhasis Chaudhuri, director, IIT Bombay.

“At KCDH we hope to enable seamless cross-functionality across these streams. We hope this new initiative will open up exciting opportunities for our graduates, including spearheading research, launching startups, and much more”, he added.

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