Dr. Akash Gajanan Prabhune - Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore (IIHMR)

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Dr. Akash Gajanan Prabhune

Dr. Akash Gajanan Prabhune

Assistant Professor
DoJ: 1st October 2021


Dr. Akash is a Health researcher with 5+ years of experience in Health Systems Strengthening, Digital Health and AI/ML applications in healthcare management. He has worked with various state Governments, Indian Council of Medical Research, several national and international funding agencies for strengthening the healthcare delivery using data analytics and building a comprehensive health care system.

He has conducted training sessions for ASHA workers, Nurses, AYUSH physicians for using of digital tools in primary health care. He has published 12+ research papers and multiple technical reports, collaborated with researchers across various countries and worked in multisectoral teams.


Health Systems Strengthening
Digital Health
NCD prevention and Management

Course handledMedical Terminology, Essentials of Digital Health, Organization and Management of Clinical Services, Clinical Epidemiology, Hospital Management Information System and Principles of Clinical Research and Drug Discovery
Pedagogical Innovation• The HMIS systems with their use case scenario was demonstrated using live HMIS app to enable students undertake activity and learn better
• Students were made to read the laws and asked to interpret them in own words, enabling them to learn proactively
• The HIPAA act and its use cases were read aloud in class and students were asked to determine if the case is a violation of law and reason it
Assessment Innovation• Final assessment was developed on case scenario, to enable students apply their learnings
Digital Innovation• A live Demo of the HMIS system for Primary healthcare was given to the students with each student allowed was tasked with data entry and report generation
• Recorded videos of medico-legal case proceedings of the court were shown to students to let them experience the tense situation
• Students were given a case study on the HIPAA act and asked to calculate compensation and justify the loss in a medico-legal framework

  • Prabhune A, Sharma M, Ojha B. Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra) potential natural compound for prevention and management of Diabetes and diabetic induced hyperglycemia: Review. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 5(2):65–8.
  • Prabhune A, Manoharan A. Assessment of Healthcare Utilization in a Community-Centric Model of Primary Healthcare for Rural Populations. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2017;8(4):971.
  • . Prabhune A, M S. Best buys for treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2021;(0):1.
  • Prabhune AG, Ojha B, Manoharan A. Prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among rural South Indian population. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2018 Dec 24;6(1):320.
  • Vyas N, Mathur P, Jhawar S, Prabhune A, Vimal P. Effectiveness of Oral Hygiene with Chlorhexidine Mouthwash with 0.12% and 0.2% Concentration on Incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in Intubated Patients – A Parallel arm Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of International Medical and Dental Research. :8.


  • Developing System Optimization Solutions for Procurement of Medical Supplies for the Government Health Care System in Karnataka. Associated as Project Lead; The three-year project with Karnataka State Drug Logistic and Warehousing society aims to use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning techniques and Optimisation models to streamline the procurement, and supply of drugs and equipment. Total Cost – ₹ 45,00,000; funded by Government of Karnataka.
  • Application of Data Analytics in Healthcare and Health Personnel Deployment Optimisation. Associated as Project Lead; The three-year project with Department of Health and Family Welfare Services and AYUSH aims to identify vacancies of staff across all the public health institutions in Karnataka and develop Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning based dashboard for adequacy, accessibility of Health Institution across the state. Total Cost – ₹ 45,00,000; funded by Government of Karnataka
  • Corporatization of Karnataka State Drug Logistic and Warehousing society (KSDLWS). Associated as Project Lead; The project aims to provide technical support to KSDLWS for registering the society as Section 8 company and develop Standard Operating Processes for registered company. Total Cost – ₹ 15,00,000; funded by Government of Karnataka
  • ICTPH Digital Health. Associated as PI; Clinical assessment of utilization of health information management system; operational, clinical, cost matrix; 1 Poster Presentation at international conference, 1 Paper Published in peer review journal. Internally funded by organization
  • Disease Free Village Project. Associated as Co-PI; Handled designing and implementation of door-to-door screening for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia for 4500 households; Headed team of 7 healthcare workers, 2 field supervisors; 2 Papers published in peer review journal; Total cost – ₹ 4,50,000; funded by IKP Trust


  • Community-wide health risk assessment: a strategy for population surveillance for cardiovascular disease associated risk. Global Symposium on Health Systems Research NOVEMBER 14-18, 2016, VANCOUVER, BC, VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE (Online Presentation)
  • Assessment of Healthcare Utilization in a Community-Centric Model of Primary Healthcare for Rural Populations. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare SYMHEATH 2017, MAY 4-6, 2017, PUNE, INDIA
  • Presentation on Health Impact of COVID-19; Strategy Paper, COVID-19: Strategy and Way Forward for Karnataka, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy Department of Science & Technology Government of Karnataka &Planning, Programme Monitoring & Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka July, 2020
MASTERSMSc Clinical Research2016Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
GRADUATIONBachelor of Dental Surgery2013Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University

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