Using Technology to Advance Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop
||November 17, 2017
Note: Proceedings contain the opinion of the presenters, but do NOT reflect the conclusions of the Health and Medicine Division or the National Academies. Learn more about the differences between Reports and Proceedings.
Applications of digital health are being used to reduce inefficiencies, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and personalize care. However, despite the growth of the digital health sector, communities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often miss out on the benefits of digital health’s potential. To explore how the use of technology can facilitate progress toward globally recognized health priorities, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the Forum on Public–Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety hosted a 1-day workshop which featured presentations and discussions to examine the use of technology to advance global and national health priorities in LMICs. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the session discussions.