Author Archives: Divya Datta

Designing User-Centric Birth Preparedness, Labor Mobilization & Delivery Management

One in every 320 women dies while giving birth in Bihar and 10 percent of these deaths can be attributed to long and obstructed labor. In view of this, the Lab has been tasked with the responsibility of building an … Continue reading

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Bihar Innovation Lab: The Path Ahead

Health Public was a fateful dialogue for the Bihar Innovation Lab – one that pointed us to strategic (divergent and convergent) futures. It spurred us into many an existential conversation of what a public innovation lab must be and do. Below … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek – Design Concepts from the Lab Team

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Designing a Self Aware Public Health Delivery System for Bihar

A couple of days back I wrote on the design of public decision making. This piece is an extension to that: a more focused reflection on the health service delivery system of Bihar and some design deliberations on how evidence based decision … Continue reading

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The Design of Public Decision Making

In some sense our public environment is a by-product of the interactions and frictions between the different public decisions and the way in which these decisions have been made over time. The subject of my design analysis work, more often … Continue reading

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Health Public Agenda

8:30 hrs Registration and Coffee 9:00 hrs First Word of Welcome 9:15 hrs An Emerging Health Innovation Ecosystem: New Models This panel will discuss new models of and approaches to health innovation emerging in India: from Innovation Spaces within Hospitals … Continue reading

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Improving Maternal and Child Health: Early Design Diaries from the Field

Blame it on bad-connectivity and immersions after immersions, we still haven’t updated you on what we’ve been upto at the Bihar Innovation Lab. An energetic, curious team of 8: 1 political scientist, 1 film maker, 1 service designer, 1 sociologist, … Continue reading

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Records for Life: Your design could impact lives across 10 countries!

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a world-wide contest to redesign the child health record. Challenge When immunization information systems function well, health workers and families have the knowledge that they need to ensure that every child is … Continue reading

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Do YOU want to innovate for better rural healthcare?

We’re very pleased to announce that the Bihar Innovation Lab is all set for a mid-august kickoff with two extensive projects starting on the 27th of August, 2012. Over the next few months, the Lab will be applying itself to … Continue reading

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Reimagining Rural Innovation (Part 3)

This is the third in a series of posts presenting the main takeaways from the breakout session on Rural Innovation, held at the third Design Public Conclave. See the first and second parts here. Knowledge Management Some discussants, particularly from … Continue reading

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