In June of 2019, the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel called for incorporating digital health into existing approaches to digital connectivity.
Moving from recommendation to action requires that the scientific and health communities from public and private sectors come together to identify some of the fundamental challenges facing the field and how they could be addressed through global collective action.
During this 2 ½ hour consultation, convened by Fondation Botnar and the Novartis Foundation we will come together to “ideate” on a number of key issues – defining key terms (e.g. what do we mean by ‘digital health’), what are the best areas for application of digital technologies and AI, how can AI and data be deployed safely and securely for health (i.e. what are appropriate governance mechanisms), and what are the key issues that an international collaborative in the area of digital health needs to address. The results of this consultation will feed into the development of a new international collaboration on AI and health.