About HISP


Our Vision

To strengthen the development and use of integrated health information systems within a public health inspired framework in India and the South Asian region.


To enable networks of collaborative action with like-minded actors who aspire to the ideology of open source software, open standards and decentralized decision-making to create complementary strengths in providing integrated and public health friendly health information systems

HISP India is both a node in a global network called HISP Global coordinated from University of Oslo, Norway, and is helping to create a regional node around Health Information Systems for South East Asia. HISP India is comprised of a dedicated team of professionals from the domains of informatics and public health, and also draws upon the global HISP network for specific expertise as and when needed. Likewise, HISP India contributes to strengthening the global HISP network when its expertise is required. HISP India subscribes to and supports the broader HISP agenda of creating “networks of action” which seeks to strengthen collaborative action by learning and sharing about health information systems, including around software, training material and implementation experiences, in a collective network. Learning in collectives is more effective than that done in singular sites, as we learn from each other and don’t reinvent the wheel. This supports Global HISP and HISP India’s strategy towards addressing challenges of scale and sustainability.