A Digital Health Innovation Lab

Hello! We're excited to help you innovate for impact.

 
 
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HITLAB at a glance.

 

We work with leaders to strategize, design and evaluate smarter digital health solutions. Tapping into over twenty years of healthcare experience, we help organizations ideate, create, evaluate, and diffuse technologies to improve healthcare around the world. From our team in India to work in Ghana, our reach is truly global.

 
 

 

What drives us?

HITLAB is driven by four key values: impact, curiosity, innovation, and collaboration. We're not afraid to ask big questions, challenge the status quo, and create better solutions that tackle healthcare's greatest global challenges.

Our diverse team is made up of anthropologists, statisticians, clinicians, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, designers, and more.

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We're here to help you perfect and launch your digital health strategy.

We work with our partner organizations to help them determine the best way to engage with innovative and emerging technologies. Whether you need rigorous pilot testing for a product or want to know more about the digital health landscape, our four service pillars support your goals. Read on for a sampling of our service offerings:

 
Ideation
 

Ideation

We work with you to navigate the dynamic digital health ecosystem and harness the power of technologies. We create specific, actionable, and scalable digital health strategies.

Creation
 

Creation

We help our partners develop and deliver high quality and high value digital health solutions. We work across the entire development lifecycle – from initial product discovery to delivery.

Evaluate
 

Evaluation

We use research to make evidence-based decisions when working across the lifecycle from concept to scale. Our expertise includes IRB-approved human subjects research and more.

Diffusion
 

Diffusion

We work with you to bring your concepts to scale, and provide platforms that help you share your impact with the audiences and people who need it most.

 

 

Our partners

HITLAB has experience working with a range of agencies, foundations, and government organizations. We understand the unique needs and considerations of incorporating innovative ideas into the global public sector. Our clients range from the University of Ghana to the NYC Mayor's Office, as well as other global health leaders.

 
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Global health. Global impact.

Our work creates change on a global scale, and we're committed to supporting organizations around the world. 

 
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Examples of our work

 

Validating the impact of a mobile tool in rural Ghana

A large-scale validation study of MOTECH Mobile Midwife, a mobile messaging program for pregnant women, to study the product’s impact on a range of health behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes. The cluster-controlled study assessed over 2,000 women over a two-year period, and results were used by the Ghanaian Health Service to scale up the intervention.

Sponsors & Partners
Grameen Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Ghana

Defining post-disaster telecom systems in Haiti

Evaluation of the effectiveness and use of Haiti’s emergency cellular communications system following the 2010 earthquake. We performed on-the-ground research with emergency responders and health providers, and presented guidelines to the United Nations on how to improve deployment of telecom systems in future disasters. 

Sponsors & Partners
UN International Telecom Union

 
 
 

Identifying tech for MDR-TB prevention & treatment in India

Technology landscaping to help the Global Fund incorporate emerging technologies into their India programs. We evaluated startups with products detecting, preventing, or monitoring patients with MDR-TB in India, and offered advice on products to receive Global Fund support. 

Sponsors & Partners
The Global Fund for Tuberculosis and Malaria

Supporting entrepreneurs with healthcare startups in India

Each year, HITLAB leads the India World Cup, a startup competition designed to help young Indian entrepreneurs gain access to investment and resources. We work with leading venture funds, startup accelerators and industry partners to select startups to participate.

Sponsors & Partners
Indian Institute of Technology – New Delhi, Boehringer Ingelheim, Unitas, HealthStart India