Working with:

  • Healthcare technology, biotechnology, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies
  • Telecom operators and ICT network, software, device and sensor manufacturers
  • Internet service and social media network providers and application software entrepreneurs
  • Insurance and financial services companies
  • Foundations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Governments and government institutions
  • United Nations and other multilateral and international bodies
  • Researchers, research establishments and research leadership groups

To Address a Breakthrough and Holistic R&D Agenda for Action:

1. The Mega-Trends  – Definethe impact and outcomes of the grand convergent of current “mega-trends” in global public health1 and the data revolution2 , including the economic and social determinants of healthcare and wellbeing.

2. A Date-Driven Roadmap  – Baselinehow current and legacy health systems are being outpaced by data driven innovation requiring global consensus on principles and standards for open and equitable access to good data as the lifeblood of future healthcare and wellbeing.

3. Data Governance  – Evaluatethe challenges and opportunities for building people-centric trust in health data governance for privacy, security, monitoring and research, examining the multi-dimensional nature of digital trust via multi-disciplinary and anthropological tools, among others.

4. Digital Platforms  – Delineatelow-cost and transformational digital technology interventions that will realize the potential of digital health platforms across public and private health systems.3

5. Risk Preparedness  – Supportemerging data platforms and platform inter-operability for Global Early Warning Systems and Risk Preparedness for Ebola, Zika and future pandemics via multi-stakeholder, R&D, coordination and collaboration, with private sector leadership.4

6. Platform Interoperability  – Promotecross-industry standardization and interoperability, policy and trade, and legal and regulatory efforts in advancing innovation in, and access to, essential medicines and digital health technologies in developed and developing countries.

7. Supply Chains  – Designglobal, regional and national data-driven supply chain models for life saving commodities, vaccines and medicines, matched to health workforce needs.

8. Health Innovation Tracks  – Deliverdata-driven Thematic Innovation Tracks linked to SDG Goal 3 as demanded for maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria, Chronic NCDs, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), universal health coverage, the diseases of climate change, Ebola and Zika.

9. Catalytic Partnerships  – Brokera collective and multi-stakeholder partner platform for digital health with indicators for measurement consistent with and in support of the SDGs.

10. National Strategies  – Createpolitical will through advocacy of national digital health strategies at the highest level of cabinet for a “one government approach”, in partnership with business, civil society and multilateral organizations.

1 Eg, Ebola, Zika, next and existing infectious disease pandemics, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), chronic non-communicable disease such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity, newborn, child, and maternal health, dementia and aging populations, and the diseases of climate change.

2 Eg, Smart mobility, cloud computing, broadband communications, big data, social media and open source software.

3 Eg, Electronic Health (e-health); Mobile Health (m-health); platform architectures; electronic healthcare records (EHR); big data analytics; intelligent devices; power sources; connectivity; process transformation; diagnostic technologies; and, remote interventions/analyses.

4 See, “SDG 3.d: “Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks”, UNGA, 27 September, 2015, “Report of the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel”, WHO, 7 July 2015, “Advisory Group on Reform of WHO’s Work in Outbreaks and Emergencies, Firs Report”, WHO, 15 November, 2015, “Will Ebola change the game? Ten essential reforms before the next pandemic." The report of the Harvard- LSHTM Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola, 23 November, 2015, “The Neglected Dimension of Global Security: A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises”, Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future; National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Medicine, 15 January 2016. “Protecting Humanity from Future Health Crises”, Report of the High-level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises, United Nations, 25 January 2016.