Government & Policy
Rajendra Pratap Gupta, board member at the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), says the future will see the rise of fitness wearables with patients managing their own health to a much greater degree.
Kalle Killar, deputy secretary general at the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, says that citizens have full access to how their data is used in managing their healthcare which helps ensure trust remains high between the stakeholders.
Dr. Salman Al-Sabah, president of the Kuwait Association of Surgeons, says his country wants to learn from others and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders, which offers huge potential as the country moves toward a national electronic health record.
Big things are coming to Thailand's medical tourism industry, says Dr. Tullawat Pacharapha of Vejthani Hospital.
The "NHS Long Term Plan" focuses on prevention, integrating care and improving patient experience, says Hassan Chaudhury, digital health specialist at Healthcare UK.
An integral part of Australia's digital health strategy is providing its healthcare workforce with resources to understand technology to deliver better care, says Dr. Meredith Makeham, chief medical adviser at the Australian Digital Health Agency.
UK organizations must look beyond their borders to collaborate more effectively with other systems, says Hassan Chaudhury, digital health lead at Healthcare UK.
Thailand's healthcare informatics system is taking cues from what other countries have learned the hard way, particularly in terms of data privacy, says TPP Healthcare International's Togio Chayanuwat.
Alberta has made big strides in digital transformation with the implementation of technology as it aims for patient-centric care, says Reda Alhajj, a professor at the University of Calgary.
Countries such as Tunisia can learn a great deal from Turkey's digital transformation, says Sonia Khayat, general director of International Cooperation at Ministry of Health in Tunisia.