In an article for the Indian Express, Satchit Balsari and Tarun Khanna write that the proposed National e-Health Authority could launch a digital health revolution in India, but safeguards need to be in place to protect patients’ privacy. This is in follow up to the recently held Radcliffe Advanced Seminar, “Exchanging Health Information.”
Tag : mobile technology
On Monday, August 17, SAI launched the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition in Delhi with Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and Harvard faculty.
During this 8-week summer program in India, Harvard College students are exploring the potential of mobile technology to enable economic and social mobility.
Read about the panel that showcased three real-world case studies of unique applications of mobile technology in the field of healthcare.
The program, located in India in summer 2015, provides Harvard undergraduates an opportunity to examine the use of mobile technology in to deliver services in the areas of education, health, agriculture, and banking. Deadline to apply: Monday, February 28, 2015 (new deadline).
SAI has awarded 18 grants to support undergraduate and graduate student projects over the Winter Session in January, 2015. These include 6 undergraduates and 12 graduate students who will be traveling to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka for research and internships.
Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) delivered the SAI Annual Mahindra Lecture on Nov. 3. During his tenure as chairman of UIDAI, Nilekani designed and implemented Aadhaar, a national biometric identification project wherein each Indian is issued a twelve-digit number that is unique to them.
The potential of mobile technology to change society was examined in an Exploratory Seminar titled ‘Using Cellphones to Change Societies’ hosted by SAI and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on September 4 and 5, 2014.
SAI held its Annual Symposium on April 24 and 25 titled ‘South Asia Regionalism: Workshops on Shared Challenges and the Way Forward.’ The workshops highlighted and showcased ongoing faculty research projects supported by SAI. Topics included mobile technology, disaster response and mental health, urbanism in South Asia, urban water challenges, religion and secularism, and the informal economy.
In a Q+A, Ishani Premaratne, Harvard College ‘15 talks about GrowLanka, which has developed a mobile job alert system to give employers a direct line of access to job seekers, and empower women through employment.