The Global Digital Health Index

Location:
Global

Our Role:
Lead

Resources:
  • 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.

Partners

The Dalberg Design Impact Group (DIG), The Global Development Incubator (GDI), Thoughtworks, Johnson & Johnson, Philips

Activities

  • 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

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Projects we are currently working on include:

Global Digital Health Index launch

Global

A global group of leaders at the World Health Assembly today launched the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI), an interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors, and evaluates the use of digital technology for health across countries. The GDHI will empower health ministries, funders, policy makers, and industry players to make informed strategic decisions as they build sustainable digital health solutions at scale

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The Global Digital Health Index

Global

An interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors and evaluates, and scores the effective use of digital technology for health across WHO Member States.

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Faster to Zero

South Africa and Uganda

The goal of the project is to increase the impact of digital health solutions for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV through an integrated digital health system and approach.

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Unfinished Business

South Africa

The Unfinished Business initiative was established to ensure that 90% of children living with HIV, TB and malnutrition are identified early and linked to the treatment, care and support that they need.

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MomConnect

South Africa

MomConnect is a South Africa National Department of Health (NDOH) initiative that provides tailored information to pregnant women and new mothers about pregnancy, birth and care of an infant.

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Some of the initiatives that we have previously worked on include:

AIDS-free Generation

South Africa

UNICEF South Africa commissioned HealthEnabled to investigate current digital health initiatives targeting sexual and reproductive health among youth and identify opportunities to better engage with that population, providing information and resources that promote healthy behaviors.

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UNCoLSC

Global, with a focus on Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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ICT for Child Protection Case Management in Emergencies

Global, with fieldwork in Kenya and South Sudan

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mothers2mothers

Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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EGPAF, Tanzania

Tanzania

Strategic and Technical Advisory Support

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