POWERING THE PHR: A TECHNICAL WORKSHOP TO MAP CATALYSTS AND BARRIERS

Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Institutional Area, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi (Map)

April 3, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Powering the PHR workshop, hosted by the India Digital Health Network at the Lakshmi Mittal Harvard South Asia Institute, on April 3, 2019, at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

We convene this workshop to learn from the several initiatives across the country that are building components of what may ultimately become India’s health-tech grid. Desired outcomes include actionable steps to address barriers to building the much-needed models for health data generation, use, application and exchange, in India.As a primer for our deliberations, we pose the question: “Are you ready for the Personal Health Record?”Four teams have been invited to share their existing models, following which iSPIRT will lay out the schema for the National Health Stack. Two teams will then share how they have attempted to respond to the NHS architecture

We will then request key participants to measure the readiness of their architecture to interact with the “National Health Stack,”and vice versa, or propose an alternative exchange solution,through structured breakout sessions in the afternoon

Workshop outputs will include a roadmap for possible collaborative work between the invited entities to accelerate current technical and regulatory efforts by fostering synergies between implementing agencies, scientists, and regulators. We aim to map: 

a) Technical preparedness and needs (propose timelines);

b) Regulatory needs to support such exchange and access;

c) Financial needs (to prototype a PHR at scale – ideally, at the level of a city or district)

This Workshop is supported by grants from the Harvard Asia Center and the Harvard Mittal Institute.