Capacity Building for Digital Health - Global Perspective

DATE: 30 nov 2020 02:00 PM - Brussels Time

The year 2020 witnessed a record increase in the use of digital health. While this increase has resulted in both patients and clinicians benefiting from it, the sustainability of this growth will depend on the capacity building for digital health, and this is crucial to maintain the tempo.

The ISfTeH, one of the world's longest standing and largest associations of national telemedicine organizations and providers, is hosting a webinar on this important topic of 'Capacity Building for Digital Health - Global Perspective'. The purpose is to bring healthcare leaders from across the globe together to discuss on the status and opportunity in the area of capacity building to meet the increasing demand for digital health, in terms of human resources. Also, the ISfTeH will release the 2nd Knowledge Paper on this topic during the webinar.

Participants will get an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. Sending questions in advance is encouraged, and the questions received in advance will be given priority. Send to and mention "question for the Capacity Building Webinar".

Program and panelists:

Introduction of the ISfTeH Working Group on Capacity Building and emerging scenario for capacity building
Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta, Chair, ISfTeH Capacity Building Working Group

Derrick Muneene, Unit Head, Capacity Building and Collaboration, Digital Health and Innovation Department, WHO

India's preparedness for Digital Health
Prof. Bipin Rathod, Member, ISfTeH Working Group on Capacity Building

Canada perspective
Richard Alvarez, Former CEO, Canada Infoway

European Union perspective
Brian O'Connor, Chair, ECHAlliance

Global & US perspective
Patricia Mechael, Global Digital Health Index

Africa perspective
Dr. Ousmane Ly, Consultant in Public Health, Global Health and Digital Health

UK perspective
Adrian Jonas, NICE, UK

Release of the Knowledge Paper
Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta

Closing statement
Prof. Yunkap Kwankam, Executive Director, ISfTeH


November 30, 2020