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Global Digital Health Partnership – 3-4 September 2018 Summit
London, United Kingdom
Digital health leaders representing 23 countries and territories and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have come together in London for the third Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) summit to collaborate and share their experiences, supporting the improved delivery of digital health services around the world.
The GDHP is a collaboration of governments and territories, government agencies and the World Health Organization, formed to support the effective implementation of digital health services.
New countries attending the London summit include Argentina, Brazil, Estonia, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine and Uruguay. They joined participants from Australia, Austria, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United States and the United Kingdom, attending meetings hosted by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Digital on 3 and 4 September.
Discussions focused on how global collaboration can best support the design and adoption of digital health services. The GDHP work plan addresses the key themes of interoperability, clinical and consumer engagement, evidence and evaluation, policy environments, and cyber security. The partnership is developing shared resources in these areas which compare the approaches taken by different GDHP participant countries around the world.
GDHP participants at the London summit also engaged in discussions with experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Participants considered the expansion and integration of AI from the perspectives of research, clinical use and ethical and social implications, and how these initiatives varied in their development around the world.
It was announced that India will host the next summit in the week commencing 25 February 2019.
The GDHP is a collaboration of governments and territories, government agencies and the WHO to support effective implementation of digital health services. Following the inaugural summit in Australia in February 2018, the GDHP has been progressing work across the key topics of interoperability, clinical and consumer engagement, evidence and evaluation, policy environments, and cyber security.
For further information on the Global Digital Health Partnership, please visit www.gdhp.org.