Systems (IHS) is a civil society
institution. It was established in 1990 and registered under the
Societies Registration Act. A group of concerned citizens, each
specializing in a different field have linkages with health care,
realised that the health services, in India, had been viewed as a
The Institute is governed by a system of authorities consisting of
an executive committee, a general body and the board of governors. Programs and activities
of the Institute are carried on by a team of faculty and staff lead by the Director, who
is the chief academic and executive officer of the Institute.
The objectives of IHS are to promote and
provide for study of health systems, health policy, health services management, health
economics and medical sociology. The Institution has built up capacity in application of
information technology to health care services. The objective here is to build up capacity
in the specialized area of applications for health care systems and make it available to
both public and NGO sector for locally viable, cost-effective solutions, rather than
expensive or inappropriate technology import.