Digital Twin for Healthcare Resilience

Project: Developing Connected Curriculum on Digital Twin for Health System Resilience Networks

Funding: British Council – Going Global Partnerships

Duration: 2022-2024

Main partners:  London Digital Twin Research Centre (Middlesex University London. UK) and Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing (FMPHN) (Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia)

Associated partners: TCS Research India, PT Sisfomedika, Health Office at Kulon Progo, Primary Health Care at Mlati II and Samigaluh II

PIs: Prof. Huan Nguyen (LDTRC) and Dr Yodi Mahendrahata (FMPHN/UGM)

Co-Is and project members: Dr. Lutfan Lazuardi (UGM), Nindya Widita Ayuningtyas (UGM), Hanifah Wulandari (UGM), Lia Achmad (UGM), Prof. Mehmet Karamanoglu (LDTRC), Prof. Balbir Barn (LDTRC), Dr. Ramona Trestian (LDTRC), and Dr Souvik Barat (TCS Research India)


A health system resilience is needed to strengthen the Indonesia’s preparedness, response and approach to future crises, especially in events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Health Indonesia has now included health system strengthening as one of their top priorities. The new curriculum with digital technologies at its core is therefore required to upskill and train the next generation healthcare workforce, one of the determinants of health system resilience framework.

Understanding of latest digital tools, e.g., artificial intelligence (AI), can be used to help extract the key features from the current pandemic responses of Indonesia. A digital twin (DT), which will employ AI tools at its core, is a virtual representation of a system facilitating a bi-directional communication between the system and its digital representation. Examples of DTs in the reduced form of computational models are now in the public gaze, for example, COVID-19 pandemic modelling.  However, developing a curriculum that applies DT technology to teaching and learning environments remains critical to future-proofing not just for Indonesian healthcare system but also UK healthcare and infrastructure (UK Innovation Strategy). The project is also expected to prepare students for health system resilience through the DT potential in the policy-making process.


The specific objectives are

– Curriculum structure of digital twin in health system resilience in graduate course including joint teaching program between UK-Indonesia

– Faculty member exchange programme

– Digital twins and public health in the pandemics era workshop

– Massive open online course (MOOC) for other universities and policy makers with targets approximately 50 individuals

– Two to four dissemination activity in the form of conference on areas such as digital education, digital twin, digital learning

Kick-off meeting: Link 

First milestone workshop: Link