Press release: GDI and HealthEnabled announce the Global Digital Health Index
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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.
Digital technologies have enormous potential to transform health, especially at a time when there are more mobile phones than people on the planet. Integrating technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, remote patient monitoring devices, and sensors into health systems can save lives, extend the reach of healthcare services, and reduce healthcare costs – yet many countries face persistent challenges in implementing sustainable digital health solutions at scale.
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