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Global Digital Health Partnership Summit

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    Society
  • Published
    7th Mar, 2019

India hosted 4th summit of Global Digital Health Partnership in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP).

Context

India hosted 4th summit of Global Digital Health Partnership in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP).

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The commitment of Indian government towards digital health along with health initiatives taken by the government were highlighted in the summit.

  • It was reiterated that India is committed to securing Universal Health Coverage for the underprivileged and deprived section of our society with the launch of a comprehensive healthcare scheme by the name of Ayushman Bharat.
  • Ayushman Bharat with the twin pillars of Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs) at primary and secondary levels of healthcare and PM-Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY) at the tertiary level will revolutionise the health care in India.
  • National Resource Centre for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Standards has also been set up in order to augment facilitation for adoption of the notified EHR Standards.
  • India took the world stage at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland by successfully introducing and unanimous adoption of Resolution on Digital Health.
  • Health Ministry is in the process of establishing an Integrated Health Information Platform for interoperability amongst various health IT systems and a pan-India exchange of Electronic Health Records of citizens ensuring privacy, security, and confidentiality of data.

Theme of the conclave

  • The Ministerial Conclave discussed the implication of digital health interventions to health services accessibility, quality and affordability and explores ways of leveraging digital health technologies to strengthen the healthcare delivery systems globally.

Global Digital Health Partnership

  • It is an international collaboration of governments, government agencies and multinational organisations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of their citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.
  • lt has been created to provide an international platform to facilitate global collaboration and cooperation to share policy insights, best practices and evidence based implementation of safe, secure digital technologies to improve the quality, accessibility and sustainability of health systems.
  • The vision of the GDHP is to support governments and health system reformers to improve the health and well-being of their citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.
  • Currently, along with India, 22 countries are the member of this group.

Significance

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The commitment of Indian government towards digital health along with health initiatives taken by the government were highlighted in the summit.

  • It was reiterated that India is committed to securing Universal Health Coverage for the underprivileged and deprived section of our society with the launch of a comprehensive healthcare scheme by the name of Ayushman Bharat.
  • Ayushman Bharat with the twin pillars of Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs) at primary and secondary levels of healthcare and PM-Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY) at the tertiary level will revolutionise the health care in India.
  • National Resource Centre for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Standards has also been set up in order to augment facilitation for adoption of the notified EHR Standards.
  • India took the world stage at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland by successfully introducing and unanimous adoption of Resolution on Digital Health.
  • Health Ministry is in the process of establishing an Integrated Health Information Platform for interoperability amongst various health IT systems and a pan-India exchange of Electronic Health Records of citizens ensuring privacy, security, and confidentiality of data.

Theme of the conclave

  • The Ministerial Conclave discussed the implication of digital health interventions to health services accessibility, quality and affordability and explores ways of leveraging digital health technologies to strengthen the healthcare delivery systems globally.

Global Digital Health Partnership

  • It is an international collaboration of governments, government agencies and multinational organisations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of their citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.
  • lt has been created to provide an international platform to facilitate global collaboration and cooperation to share policy insights, best practices and evidence based implementation of safe, secure digital technologies to improve the quality, accessibility and sustainability of health systems.
  • The vision of the GDHP is to support governments and health system reformers to improve the health and well-being of their citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.
  • Currently, along with India, 22 countries are the member of this group.
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