AIIMS and IIIT-Delhi sign MoU to advance digital health technologies

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The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on various aspects of digital health areas jointly. Under the MoU, IIIT-Delhi, and AIIMS will work together in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and computational genomics for advancing clinical medicine, public health, and biomedical research, the institute said.

“The focus of the collaboration will be on improving patient care, outcomes, and healthcare delivery through the development of innovative technologies. The two institutions will also engage in joint research and training, the exchange of faculty and students, and the organization of workshops and seminars to promote collaboration in the field of digital health,” IIIT Delhi said.

The collaboration will focus on solving the major health challenges facing India such as access to healthcare in remote and underserved areas by building technology innovations in m-Health, artificial intelligence, interoperability, cybersecurity, and allied areas. AIIMS and IIIT Delhi will also work together on computational genomics research, which will be used to advance the understanding of the genomic basis of human diseases and inform the development of personalised treatments.