Prof. Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari

I am a Health Informatics Educationist specializing on Digital Health Standards, with a basic training as a medical doctor (University of Calcutta) and PhD in Biomedical Engineering (IIT, BHU, Varanasi). Currently I am Professor and Head, Digital Health Research at Santiniketan Medical College, Bolpur, West Bengal, India.

I am a Fellow of the IAHSI and am included in the Roster (of Experts) for Digital Health of the World Health Organization (WHO). Formerly I was Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) and Professor (Health Informatics) at IIHMR, Delhi. Previously, I was leading a Project of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, as the first Project Director for the Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal (NHP). I am a Founder Member of HL7 FHIR Foundation and I have been an Expert Adviser for the ELAG (e-Learning Advisory Group) of SNOMED-CT. I'm Founder Director of Supten Institute. I was a member of the Board of Governors, Commonwealth University College of Medicine, Saint Lucia [2018-2021]. I am an IMA Honorary Professor (2017-20), Distinguished Fellow, HITLAB and Faculty and Fellow (2007-09) of PSG FAIMER Regional Institute. You may contact me at SUPTEN [AT] GMAIL [DOT] COM Other engagements: Chair, LITD 35 (Active Assisted Living) Sectional Committee at Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS); Adjunct Faculty, GGIPU, New Delhi; Adjunct Professor, Chitkara University, Chandigarh; Advisor, Digital Health, MAKAUT, WB.

OpEd in the Statesman (8/4/17)

I have been the Founder and Director of Supten Institute (offering online courses on health informatics) and a Visiting Professor in Health Informatics at Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have been the Founding Director of CAL2CAL Institute, a faculty member with the Manipal Group, IIT Kharagpur, Amrita group and PSG group. I had done my Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Machine Intelligence Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. My areas of expertise are in Requirements analysis and management in Healthcare information technology, e-learning; medical journalism and clinical decision support systems. Permanent Address: T-12, Jains West Hills, Sowripalayam Road, Udayampalayam, Coimbatore 641028.

Recent Publications included in WHO Global Literature Database




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Professional Roles:

Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (FIAHSI) 2021

Member, Board of Governors, Commonwealth University College of Medicine, Saint Lucia

Distinguished Fellow, HITLAB Community

IMA Honorary Professor [2017-2020], Indian Medical Association

Founder Member, HL7 FHIR Foundation

President, Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) [2016]

International Expert Member, eLearning Advisory Group (ELAG), SNOMED-CT [2015-2018]

Chairman, Committee for reviewing comments and revising Concept Note on National eHealth Authroity (NeHA), , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Among the ICTpost Top Thought Leaders of the Year 2014

Member, Project Review and Steering Committee, Indian NRC for SNOMED-CT, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India [2014-]

Member, Expert Committee on Implementation of Electronic Health Records Standards, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India [2013-]

Member, Expert Committee on Electronic Medical Records Standards, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India [2010-2013]

Chair, and Chair, Education Committee, HL7 India [2011-13]

TEDx Speaker (5th April 2012, Kolkata) - (video link in YouTube given in the previous section)

The Vice President, Indian Association for Medical Informatics [2011-13]

Some achievements highlighted at FAIMER site: A, B, C,D

International Advisory Board Member: International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare

Associate Editor, Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (2011-2014)

Editorial Board Member, Computers in Biology and Medicine (2012)

Immediate-Past Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (2007-2010)

Former (Founder) Editor, ACM SIGHIT Record [2011] - the Newsletter of ACM Special Interest Group on Health Informatics

Formerly, Editorial Board Member: Mental Health and Physical Activity (2008-2010)

Formerly, the Chair, Editorial Council, Citizendium (2008-2009)

Former Coordinator of HL7 ELC from HL7 India.

Faculty [1] [2] and Fellow, PSG-FAIMER South Asia Regional Institute

Member, 2012-15 HIFA Challenge: Citizens, Mothers and Families team (Mental Health)

Member, International Educator Advisory Board, Global Education Conference 2011 Role: Wiki Curator - Teachers

Wiki Buddy at WikiEducator

Member, National Organizing Committee of NCHPE-2009 ; NCHPE-2012

eIndia 2011 Keynote Speaker / Bio-skecth ;

SAB Member, NCMI-2012

eIndia 2011 Speaker / Video

Interview in IIT-BHU Global Chronicle

Some notable publications:

My Letter (2010) at Education for Health

My (2010) paper on medical education: IJME

My Open Access paper on Neuro-informatics: URL ; Citations in Springer ; Citations in Google Scholar

My Open Access paper on CDSS: OJHAS

Author of the Book:(A Short Introduction to Biomedical Engineering) [International Edition]

Editor of the Book: (Depression and Dementia: Progress in Brain Research, Clinical Applications and Future Trends)

Lecture on how to design e-Learning for medical education at SuperCourse

Lecture on Wiki and LMS at SuperCourse

At PubMed

Bangla Translations

Bangla translation of Open Access

Bangla translation of EASE Guidelines

WHO definition of Health at Supercourse

TED Translator

Other Home Pages and Social Networks:


Blog at SciTopics

At Blogspot

At ViDocEHR Blog

View Dr. Supten Sarbadhikari's profile on LinkedIn


At LinkedIn

At Twitter

At Flickr

At Mirth


At Diigo

At Twibes

at Wikipedia

at Citizendium

Social and Cultural:

Durga Puja in Coimbatore

Family Tree

Classmates from School at FB

Classmates from Medical College at FB

Last Updated: April 01, 2022