Digital health technologies, combined with high-quality data, have the power to accelerate health equity by making health systems stronger, more effective, and more responsive to the needs of the populations they serve. As innovation accelerates, the volume of health data that enables technologies and powers health decisions is growing exponentially. Data are key to improving health, whether through successfully combating health emergencies or providing ongoing essential health services and primary health care. The way the world governs health data and data for health has never been more pivotal than it is in this digital age.
Publication date: September 2020