November 29 - December 2, 2020
| Digital

International Views from the Top: A New Era for Digital Health

One of the main lessons learned from COVID-19 is the pressing need to accelerate digital transformation around the world to continue improving the health and well-being of our citizens, while at the same time better protecting our workforces and building the resilience of our health in preparation for future health crises. The collaboration of governments and territories, government agencies and the World Health Organization is needed now more than ever to exchange best practices and support the effective implementation of evidence-based digital health technologies and services. This session will engage top-level health leaders from around the world and highlight key elements of their national strategies to: promote clinical and consumer engagement, build a supportive policy environment, make the most of evidence and evaluation, strengthen cybersecurity and push the frontiers of interoperability.

Learning objectives:

  • Take home lessons from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the US and the WHO on the acceleration of digital transformation in response to COVID-19.

  • Understand the practicalities and benefits of greater interoperability and data sharing both within and between nations with the aim of improving health and care.

  • Learn how to engage clinicians and citizens in the design and implementation of evidence-based digital health technologies and services.

Session Details

December 2, 2020
15:15 - 16:10


  • CPD


Nahar Muzaki Al-Azemi
Saudi Health Council
Lav Agarwal
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Tim Kelsey
Senior Vice President - Analytics
Ahmed Balkhair
Advisor for Digital Transformation
Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ramesh Krishnamurthy
Senior Advisor, Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery
World Health Organization