MIHM works through affiliated ISB faculty who have interests and expertise in healthcare. The Institute is focused on generating industry-level rigorous evidence in the private sector as well as at the public-private interface by:
Transporting best practices from the private sector to improve public health programs and health outcomes
Analyzing implications of public policy changes/trends for strategies of private sector players
Developing and evaluating novel business models that are financially sustainable and achieve population-level health outcomes
The Institute works in the area of faculty research, impact-oriented operational & applied research, project-based analytical work and thought leadership initiatives. Faculty interests include the study of the impact of health system design on population-level health outcomes, the role of incentives in healthcare delivery, application of behavioural economics to promote wellness and healthy behaviour, global pharmaceutical economics, leadership and change management in healthcare delivery institutions, innovation and scalability of social ventures in healthcare, use of technology in creating new models of healthcare delivery.
MIHM aims to generate deep insights for the creation of better health systems through an interdisciplinary team of faculty, researchers and analysts. It aims to disseminate these findings among policymakers, public institutions, foundations, and corporations through the integrated elements of research, education, and outreach. The institute collaborates with Indian and international agencies such as the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Population Foundation of India, and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, among others, in generating industry-level rigorous evidence in the private sector and at the public-private interface.
MIHM’s research prominently focuses on:
Currently, MIHM collaborates with various Indian and international agencies and the broad areas of MIHM’s work include evaluating the impact of various operational decisions in the design and management of health systems on population-level health outcomes, economic evaluation and costing of innovative health interventions, the role of incentives in health care delivery, application of behavioural economics to promote wellness and healthy behaviour, innovation, scalability of social ventures in health care and use of technology in creating new models of health care delivery. Through research and grant projects, MIHM has been impacting the public, private and industry bodies in implementing the desired changes.