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About us

The Institute of Human Centered Health Innovation has been founded in 2022 as a non-for-profit association in Basel, Switzerland.


Who we are

Michael Rebhan (Member of the Board, President), Gabby Benjamin (Member of the Board), Thomas Brenzikofer (Member of the Board), Marta Lago Arenas (Strategic Advisor Human-Centered Design), Olena Protsenko (Strategic Advisor Data Science)


Our Mission

IHCHI is a health innovation community. It’s members, coming from different disciplines and backgrounds share the mission to establish a human centered approach to health innovation. IHCHI organizes various formats to deepen, discuss and diffuse ideas, concepts and knowledge on human centered health innovation among its network as well as beyond, working together towards better solutions for imminent healthcare challenges.

IHCHI supports and encourages new thinking, ideas, concepts, and solutions that fall within the following three aspects of human-centered health innovation:

  • Amplifying the extent to which people and their needs drive the innovation process, including efforts to ensure that traditionally neglected voices are heard and involved

  • Empowering people to engage in their health and that of society, including disease prevention

  • A holistic consideration of health that goes beyond disease-free status and focuses on what it means to thrive


Read more: The IHCHI position paper on what do we mean by human-centered health innovation

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Institute for Human Centered Health Innovation

c/o Augustinergasse 17

CH - 4051 Basel


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