The Institute Presentation
IPH - Instituto de Pesquisas Hospitalares Arquiteto
Jarbas Karman (Architect Jarbas Karman Healthcare Research
Institute) - is a Brazilian nonprofit organization of public use aimed at improving the research and knowledge
for the functional and physical planning of health institutions.
Designed by architect Jarbas Bela Karman, IPH pioneered
in offering a graduation course for healthcare professionals, it was
responsible for the first Aseptic and Sterilization Techniques course (1955), for
the first Hospital Administration Graduation Course in Latin America (1973), for
getting patents and technical commissions for hospital products (during the 60's
and 80's), for publishing Hospital de
Hoje magazine (edited between 1955 and 1969) and IPH Magazine (published from 2000 to 2007 and on the Internet in
IPH sponsors, releases and encourages researches
concerning healthcare services, hospital administration and planning, and is
home to a specialized library that includes an extensive collection of
documents, manuscripts and journals available for public use.
of public use enforced by state law number 4774 from August 12 1958 and federal
enactment number 44.735 from October 23 1958.