2019 will be a pivotal year for digital health. If we want investment into the industry to continue to grow, then we need to abide by the rules of the road. In healthcare, the rule is that solutions don’t scale without evidence. Neil Patel, President, Healthbox and Executive Vice President, HIMSS USA gives his thoughts on the need for digital health solutions to scale and provide more tangible outcomes in order to be part of mainstream healthcare delivery.
From a global perspective, 2019 is going to be the year when digital health care starts to come of age. This is akin to going on a first date; it brings with it the similar feelings of excitement, energy and discovery – along with the growing pains of adolescence. Like adolescence, it may not start off as a smooth ride. One can foresee different pressures already starting to appear during times when digital solutions quickly evolve, with expectations to deliver on their promises. Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS International predicts upcoming successes, reflects on potential challenges and shares about HIMSS’ role in the future of digital health come 2019.
With its global footprint in 170 countries, National Geographic is the biggest social brand in the world and enjoys nearly eight billion monthly content engagements and more than 400 million consumer interactions every day. Marcus East, Chief Technology Officer, National Geographic tells us how his organisation defies age and keeps up with the times so breathtakingly.
Thailand 4.0 is an economic model to transform Thailand into an innovative and digital nation. The healthcare sector is an integral part of this plan. At the Thailand eHealth Summit 2018 this May, we will discuss key topics to achieve this vision. View this infographic to learn about Thailand 4.0 – its main goals, key milestones, Thailand’s SMART cities and more.
HIMSS Asia Pacific speaks with Christian Besler, Chief Digital Officer of AC Health (Ayala Health) on important lessons in innovations, new innovations to keep an eye out for and the biggest challenge for advancing healthcare innovation in APAC and more.