Digital Health

Navigating digital health waves

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Increasingly, digital technologies are transforming the delivery of health services and the functioning of health systems. Many of these technologies have also presented new ways of doing research and informed rapid decision-making. In this episode, we hear how UNICEF worked with Jamaica to rapidly deploy an electronic registry solution for the COVID-19 vaccine. We also learn that the Philippine government created a huge opportunity for research by allowing open access to data from COVID-19 tests.

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Alvin Marcelo

Executive Director of Asia eHealth Information Network and Chief Medical Information Officer of St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Philippines

Karin Källander

Senior Health Adviser and Chief of the Digital Health & Information Systems Unit, UNICEF

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About this episode

Increasingly, digital technologies are transforming the delivery of health services and the functioning of health systems. Many of these technologies have also presented new ways of doing research and informed rapid decision-making. In this episode, we hear how UNICEF worked with Jamaica to rapidly deploy an electronic registry solution for the COVID-19 vaccine. We also learn that the Philippine government created a huge opportunity for research by allowing open access to data from COVID-19 tests.

Source: https://tdr.who.int/global-health-matters-podcast/navigating-digital-health-waves

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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