Accelerating Health Systems’ Digital Transformation: Why Digital Health Must Be the New Standard in a Post-COVID-19 World

COVID-19 is profoundly and durably changing health systems around the world and pointing at the importance of accelerating their digital transformations. Digital health will play a more central and essential role in mitigating health systems’ vulnerabilities, providing quality care in critical settings, and enabling a more precise and effective ecosystem response to future pandemics. As countries and health systems are evaluating their capabilities to generalize telehealth and global data collaborations, interoperability is a critical aspect in ensuring safe and meaningful access and use of health data.

How can health professionals evolve their practices? What do health systems need to consider when investing in interoperable solutions? What are the implications of critical settings on patients’ privacy? How can data governance in a post-COVID-19 world set the foundation for future health emergencies? Highlighting the guidance from the WHO Global Strategy on Digital Health, leading global health and technology experts discuss the framework adjustments that will be needed to harness our digital capabilities and create data ecosystems that efficiently tackle future crises.

Learning Points:

  • Learn from renowned health and information technology leaders from around the world what role digital health is currently playing in their COVID-19 response and the implementations they are prioritizing.
  • Discover how they are orchestrating an ecosystem response to the outbreak and organizing the collaboration of all stakeholders to save lives while protecting their health systems.
  • Hear their views on what other investments in digital health will be needed to more efficiently predict, contain and manage future health crises.
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May 19 2020


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  • Date: May 19 2020
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