Brief Digital Health final
December 12, 2022
Digital advancements are propelling innovation and driving long-term structural changes in how healthcare is delivered. Whether applied to the research ecosystem for new medicines, the electronic infrastructure of healthcare centers, or to care delivery for rural populations, digital health technology is central to our ability to innovate and deliver high-quality care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially accelerated the adoption of digital technology in health and underlines the importance of more robust global governance to ensure maximum benefits for patients and innovators. Future digital health tools will provide solutions to current unmet medical needs and, therefore, greater R&D investment in this space is imperative for the advancement of global health.
Providing access to, and affordability of, digital health tools to global communities will remain a challenge. The public and private sector must work together to bridge the digital gaps present in societies to ensure that disadvantaged populations can also benefit from these new digital health tools.