Joanne Ke Edelman, Manager at the Global Development Incubator, writes for NextBillion: “As technology continues to play a bigger role in our health ecosystems, it is more critical than ever that we use a data-driven approach to measure and improve the status of our digital health structures at the national, regional and global level.”Read More
Dr. Patricia Mechael, co-founder and policy lead at Health Enabled and one of the partners facilitating the development of the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI), writes about the need to equip health professionals with both the knowledge and information they need to engage effectively with digital health tools.Read More
Report presents first-ever snapshot of digital health ecosystems worldwide and serves as call to action for governments and health practitionersRead More
The Challenge mobilized digital health networks to encourage their member countries to join the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI)Read More
MEASURE Evaluation, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), worked with digital health practitioners from the Digital Health and Interoperability Technical Working Group of the Health Data Collaborative, the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Project, and Health Enabled to summarize the purpose, methods, and intended use of four of the key maturity model-based digital health assessment and improvement tools.Read More
Dr. Patricia Mechael, co-founder and policy lead at Health Enabled and one of the partners facilitating the development of the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI), sat down with Merck for Mothers to discuss the need for the Index and how it can help solve some of the world’s greatest healthcare challenges.Read More
The Global Digital Health Index (GDHI)—an interactive digital health self-assessment tool and maturity model that enables countries to track, monitor, and evaluate the use of digital technology for health within and across countries—is thrilled to launch the first Digital Health Data Challenge.Read More
The Global Digital Health Index (GDHI) launched today alongside the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
The full press release is available to read or download below.
A global group of leaders announced today the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI), an interactive digital resource that will track, monitor, and evaluate the use of digital technology for health throughout the world. The GDHI aims to make global health systems more transparent, responsive, and better able to meet the needs of the population by assessing countries’ progress in digital health and identifying each country’s greatest opportunities, needs, and gaps.Read More
In the past five years, we have witnessed remarkable advancements in technological innovations — including mobile phones, tablets, remote patient monitoring devices, and sensors — that drive so-called “digital health” around the world. Increasingly, these innovations are also equipped with GPS and metrics that generate promising evidence of their cost-saving and, more importantly, life-saving capabilities.Read More