Definitions and Classifications


Several program innovations/ Best Practices are existing or are facilitated at various levels of healthcare delivery as a response to a specific problem, program need or to achieve a better level of performance.

Such innovations may range from a better referral system, new and efficient ways of treatment compliance, new mechanisms to reduce cost of care or out of pocket expenditure etc. This may also include innovations in service delivery, financing and governance.

Areas of Innovation

  • AB-HWC
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • National Urban Health Mission
  • e-Health


Sub Categories of Innovation

  • Health Workforce
  • Health Information/IT Systems
  • Access To Essential Medicines & Consumables
  • Health System Financing
  • Leadership And Governance
  • Service Delivery
  • Community Participation
  • Quality Initiatives



Health Products including Medical Devices, Innovative technologies including Healthcare IT, m-health, and tele-health/e-health form a bulk of product innovations.

New Vaccines and Drugs follow other regulatory routes and usually get well identified and incorporated. However, medical technology innovations tend to remain unidentified due to inadequate systems support.