Digital Health: Promises and Challenges towards SDG3

Session title Digital Health: Promises and Challenges (towards SDG3)
Coordinator Prof. Kuehne Titus
Hosts SATMED / Government of Luxemburg
Session objectives To outline possibilities but also the challenges and pitfalls of digital health, to discuss political frameworks and to show what is required to scale-up existing solutions and make them sustainable.
Session abstract Digital methods are playing a rapidly increasing role in health care and are already used in virtually all areas of medicine: from electronic health records to telemedicine applications, portable devices, app-based decision support systems to payment systems for medical services. These developments will be further fueled by novel methods from the field of artificial intelligence or new generations of sensors. The meeting will discuss the diverse possibilities but also challenges and risks (lack of standardization, incomplete data protection, poor quality assurance, problems of the last mile). In order to do justice to the complexity of the topic, representatives from politics, industry, academia and civil society will be involved in this session.
Session Format Panel Discussion Workshop 12 Plenary
Chairs

(Uganda / Germany)

Chair: (options) 

1. Evelyn Akello
Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support, Makerere University School of Public Health (technical assistance mechanism to the Ministry of Health of Uganda 

2. Prof. Titus Kuehne
Director, Institute for Computer assisted Medicine, Charité Medical University Berlin, Germany

Speaker 1
(Policy/Government)(South Africa)
From national eHealth policies to multinational cross-border cooperation Dr Sean Broomhead
Chief Technology Officer at HISP-SA, member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on eHealth in South Africa and Chairperson of the African Centre for eHealth Excellence.
confirmed
Speaker 2
(Civil Society / Private sector)(Luxembourg)
Improve standardization and interoperability of eHealth by single-sign on platform SATMED Speaker on behalf of the SATMED project (www.satmed.com)
Alexandros Paschos
Project Manager at SES Networks.
confirmed
Speaker 3
(Civil Society)(Nigeria)
Do’s and don’ts for implementing a successful tele-health network Speakres on behalf of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (https://www.isfteh.org/)

Nigeria,  Dr. Joseph Adebola, President of the Society for Telemedicine & eHealth in Nigeria)

confirmed
Speaker 4
(Civil Society)(India)
Asian-African bridges: Lessons learned at the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHin)

 

Jai Ganesh

Speakers on behalf of the AeHin Netwok (http://www.aehin.org/)

Governing Committee of Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and Senior Manager, Healthcare Information Technology and Telehealth, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, India.

confirmed
Speaker 5
(Academia / Private sector)(Kenya)
How to scale-up and make digital health solutions sustainable Steven Wanyee,
secretary of the HELINA network
(https://www.helina-online.org/)Secretary of the Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA – (HELINA – (https://www.helina-online.org/board-members/) and is a board member of the OpenMRS global Community of Practice (https://wiki.openmrs.org/display/RES/OpenMRS+Inc.+Board+of+Directors). Steven is also the founding Secretary General of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA – https://www.kehia.org/about-us/) and is a Board Director of OpenMRS
confirmed
Speaker 6
(Civil Society)(France)
Béatrice Garrette, Directrice Générale of the Fondation Pierre Fabre
http://www.fondationpierrefabre.org
confirmed

Event Timeslots (1)

ROOM 6 SHEEMA
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WS 12