FHTS SIGNS MOU WITH PANIMALAR MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL & RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO ESTABLISH SMAART POPULATION HEALTH INFORMATICS INTERVENTION CENTER (SMAART PHIC)
FHTS signs an MOU with Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute to establish the country’s first SMAART Population Health Informatics Intervention Center.
Mission: The center aims to design, develop, implement and evaluate human centered, technology enabled interventions that can translate research into practice to enhance good health well -being of individuals, families and the communities they live in.
Vision: Become an Institute of Excellence in Research, Innovation, Community Engagement and Informed Policy-making using Sustainable Multisectoral, Accessible, Affordable, Reimbursable and Tailored (SMAART) informatics framework.
Location: 465, 3rd Floor, Medical College Hospital Block, Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai
Key activities proposed
- Conduct population health informatics intervention research to guide data driven policy making
- Train medical college, nursing, allied health and engineering students to become physician researchers and next gen public health leadership workforce skilled in using data driven decision-making
- Translate research into practice using SMAART informatics framework to enhance community well-being
- Engage policy makers and other stakeholders to create community impact locally, nationally and globally
“I am extremely thrilled to see the utilization of SMAART Informatics framework in helping this proposed center become an institute of excellence towards solving complex population health challenges of the 21st century.”
Dr. Ashish Joshi PhD, MBBS, MPH
Senior Associate Dean Academic and Student Affairs
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
“I am extremely delighted to see this collaboration moving forward as I am sure that the SMAART Informatics framework will help the proposed center contribute in advancing achievement of Sustainable Development Goals through research, educational excellence, and community well-being.”
Dr. Surapaneni Krishna Mohan PhD (Medical), MHPE, FAIMER Fellow, FRSC, CSci, NRCC-CC(USA)
Vice Principal & Professor
Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai