Kalam Institute of Health Technology to collaborate with Joanna Briggs Institute

Visakhapatnam: Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT) is formally inducted as a Joanna Briggs Centre for India for evidence synthesis and technology assessments on Monday. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is a premium research and development centre under Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

The Institute supports development of evidences to improve healthcare outcomes globally and implement such outcomes by seeking feasibility, appropriateness, meaning and effectiveness. The JBI collaborates with around 70 entities across globe.

The research arm of AMTZ, Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT) has collaborated with JBI as an affiliate. The structured approach of the JBI system of generating evidence by carrying out bonafide systematic review and meta-analysis, engaging international groups of JBI aids in the endeavour of KIHT in improving market access of medical technology.

The process of developing transparent and evidence-based decision-making for health technologies would add value to the innovative product credibility.

The affiliation group formed in collaboration with KIHT for JBI standards to health technology landscape strengthens the HTA programme under KIHT and opens up avenues for government, academia and private partners in more validated health access avenues in the country, adding another feather to the growing recognition of the MedTech capital of the country acclaimed worldwide.