IT Management An Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Based Disruptive Innovation in Cataract Screening: The Case of E-Paarvai
This case examines the vital social problem of the rising incidence of cataracts in India, especially in the elderly population. It describes the design and deployment of e-Paarvai, an AI-based digital health solution in more than 30 districts of rural Tamil Nadu, India, which helped screen about 25,000 cataract patients within ten months of its launch. It describes how design thinking and digital intervention could lead to effective health service delivery for social good. Specifically, this case focuses on: (1) elements of a service ecosystem, (2) the characterization of various personas and customer journey maps using design thinking (3) the application of emerging digital technologies like AI to solve challenging, complex social problems.
The key learnings involve understanding the complex nature of the service ecosystem, design thinking, persona and customer journey mapping, and digital technology design and deployment in healthcare, service contexts. By working through the case, participants could appreciate how emerging digital technologies like AI could solve complex problems.₹399.00