RSSDI & Koita Foundation to establish new centre for digital diabetology

19 April 2024 | News

Facilitating training & capacity building, and fostering research & development in diabetes

The Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), the largest association of physicians dedicated to the care of people with diabetes in Asia, with over 11,500 members across 23 states in India, and Koita Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on driving Digital Health Adoption and NGO Transformation in India, have established a long-term partnership to set up the RSSDI–Koita Centre for Digital Diabetology (KCDD).

KCDD will create a strong healthcare technology team, which will define and execute national digital programmes in diabetes management & research.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Dr Rakesh Sahay, President RSSDI; Dr Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary General, RSSDI; Rekha Koita, Director Koita Foundation; and Surabhi Goel, COO - Koita Foundation, at the RSSDI Annual Research Retreat 2024, recently in Jaipur.

RSSDI–KCDD is a first-of-its-kind centre to focus on Digital Diabetology. Its focus areas will include digital technology to improve diabetes treatment workflows and patient experience; including the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), clinical quality measures, guideline adherence, patient engagement, AI/ML; Use of Digital Health tools for continuous learning and skill development for various user groups, such as doctors, nurses, technicians; and partner with healthcare startups, pharma, healthcare companies, and other organisations to drive R&D in diabetes.

RSSDI–KCDD will work closely and leverage learnings from the Koita Centre for Digital Oncology (KCDO), established in partnership with Tata Memorial Centre and the National Cancer Grid in 2022.


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