Program Innovations/ Best Practices

Within the National Health Mission, innovations and good, replicable practices have been encouraged at various levels of healthcare delivery in order to address specific problems and achieve improved health outcomes. These may encompass a wide range of initiatives, such as the development of a more efficient referral system, implementation of strategies to improve treatment compliance, and the introduction of mechanisms to reduce the cost of care and out-of-pocket expenditure. These innovations and practices may involve improvements in service delivery, financing, and governance.

Product Innovations

Product Innovations form a different section of the ecosystem for Innovations. Health products including medical devices, health care IT, new vaccines and drugs are critical to improve health services and population health outcome.


  1. Relevant to the existing healthcare needs of the population, especially for those who are disadvantaged and marginalized.
  2. Address locally endemic health problems and diseases effectively.
  3. Facilitate improved access to healthcare services and ensuring affordability and potential reduction in the cost of care. Additionally, prioritize quality healthcare that encompasses patient safety and equity.
  4. Bridge the crucial specialized skill gap required in the delivery of health services.
  5. Demonstrate the effectiveness of health outcomes.
  6. Provide evidence of scalability into large-scale health systems.

     Details required

  • Rationale
  • Description of the model
  • Human Resources (Existing and/or New)
  • Capacity Building Strategies, if applicable
  • Evidence of Effectiveness
  • Cost
  • Summary of lessons and challenges
  • Scalability
  • Implementation Partners