Disease surveillance: The why and the how

It is essentially an information based activity which involves collection, analysis and interpretation of large volumes of data from various sources.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India launched the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) in November 2004 to detect and respond to disease outbreaks quickly.

Following this, in 2018, NITI Aayog proposed the creation of a National Health Stack to make both personal health records and service provider records available on cloud-based services using the internet.

The Healthcare Working Group of the IET Future Tech panel along with an expert panel of speakers were invited to our IET India Digital Conversations series to discuss the benefits of disease surveillance, its existing gaps and ways of scaling the same in a country like India.

Speakers for the discussion included

  • Neeraj Jain, Country Director- India, Path
  • Kiran Anandampillai , Advisor -Technology, National Health Authority (NHA)
  • Dr Sudhakar Varanasi , Healthcare Consultant,  Integra Micro

Moderator: Dr Sumeet Kad, Head- Enterprise Cluster, Roche Pharma

Watch the video to know ‘the why’ and ‘the how’ about disease surveillance in India

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This report summarises the key discussions of the IET India Digital Conversations on ‘Disease surveillance: The why and the how’.

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