- Information booklet/brochure
The Global Digital Health Index (Index) is envisioned to be an interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors and evaluates, and scores the effective use of digital technology for health across WHO Member States.
Over half of the countries that responded to the WHO’s 2013 Global eHealth Survey (the original inspiration for the Index) reported having national eHealth strategies and policies. However, it has been difficult for countries to bring coherence to tens of hundreds of systems and applications, mitigate the risks of large-scale investment, and bridge the “know-do gap” from policy to implementation. Furthermore, investments in digital health have been piecemeal and the use of technology to improve health in most countries and at a global level is fragmented, unsynchronized, and duplicative.
To truly harness the power of these trends, we need a Global Digital Health Index that will drive the expanded use of life-saving digital health technologies by making health systems more transparent, resilient, responsive, and better able to meet the needs of the population.
The Dalberg Design Impact Group (DIG), The Global Development Incubator (GDI), Thoughtworks, Johnson & Johnson, Philips
- Raise awareness on the need and opportunity to develop an Index
- Conduct stakeholder engagements and carry out in-depth research to design and develop a minimum viable product (including data mapping, use cases, scoring model, dashboard design)
- Develop and test an initial version of the Index
- Launch the Index