Investment in digital health needs careful planning: new WHO guide explains how to do it well

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Investment in digital health needs careful planning: new WHO guide explains how to do it well

How to make positive and sustainable change with digital health investments

With the right approach and effective investment, digital health interventions can be successful long-term solutions that help to improve the health and well-being of the people they were designed to reach. A new guide has been launched by WHO today to help ensure that digital health investments are effective, sustainable, and equitable and that they are implemented in a coordinated way and appropriate for the local context.

The Digital implementation investment guide: integrating digital interventions into health systems, (also known as the DIIG), has been published by WHO and HRP in collaboration with partners UNICEF, UNFPA and PATH. This guidance will be particularly useful for donors and ministries of health who make decisions on digital investments for health in government, in technical bodies, and in national health and/or digital systems.

Further info: https://www.who.int/news/item/14-10-2020-investment-in-digital-health-needs-careful-planning