Organization: The Global Health Centre

Location:  Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix

Description: Digital health technologies, solutions and approaches to decision-making are transforming the delivery of healthcare, and involve a complex web of stakeholders, such as government ministries (health, ICT, finance), decentralised levels of government, civil society organisations, private providers and vendors, health consumers, and patients. A digital health governance framework is needed that responds to a dynamic health sector and addresses political, economic, security, ethical and other challenges. Relevant issues include public and citizen engagement and ownership; data transparency, regulation and structures; and Big Data analytics. Furthermore, accountability and training needs are different but interlinked aspects of these challenges.

What policies and decisions are needed to govern digital health? How can we ensure that the advancements in digital health and artificial intelligence will improve the quality of health care delivery and foster health equity?

Join this public event to participate in this timely debate!

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  • Michaela Told, Deputy and Executive Director, Global Health Centre

Panel discussion with:

  • Rajiv Kumar Chander, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Ernst Hafen, Co-founder and President of the Board,
  • Peter Cuipers, Healthcare Partners & Alliances Executive Europe, IBM Switzerland
  • Effy Vayena, Professor of Bioethics, ETH Zurich TBC

Moderator: Michaela Told

Closing remarks:

  • Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar

Organised as part of the GHC Executive Course on Engaging in Multi-Stakeholder Diplomacy for Health.