December 8, 2022
A critical juncture for SORMAS: from national to regional outlook and beyond
SORMAS (Surveillance Outbreak Response Management & Analysis System) is increasingly recognised as a digital system that can provide policy-relevant data and management support across the One Health domains - not only at local and national level, but potentially at regional and global levels too.
October 27, 2022
WHS 2022: Bridging the digital divide in global health
A panel discusses the new Conceptual Framework on securing more and better funding for the digital transformation of health systems
August 29, 2022
Digital simulators improve medical training in Uzbekistan
Enabling trainees to practice real life scenarios in simulated environments has brought Uzbekistan’s medical training into a new era.
February 4, 2022
Launching the Digital Health Map
An interactive overview of digital health solutions that German development cooperation supports in partner countries.
September 21, 2021
Linking rural health centres up with Malawi’s digital health architecture
An electronic patient register allows health workers in rural facilities to improve diagnoses and treatment and to contribute to, and use, the national health information system.
Digitalisation in health
Digitalisation revolutionises data management and administrative processes in healthcare systems.
Through the Sustainable Development Goals countries have set themselves ambitious targets for improving their health and social protection systems. But in many countries, basic statistics such as birth and death records or information on important indicators such as service coverage or the number of new infections with a dangerous virus are lacking or patchy. Without reliable and consistent information, policy makers and service managers cannot make informed decisions about where to target resources or which interventions work.
Secure, connected and digitalised health systems can reduce such inefficiencies, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and personalise services. They can ensure crucial data are available almost immediately at local and central level, for example, to detect and manage disease outbreaks, to set up and run health insurance schemes or to manage the maintenance of high-tech medical equipment.
German development cooperation aims at enabling its partner countries to realise the full potential of digital technology in building scalable, sustainable and interoperable digital health systems. Check the articles, studies and event documentations on this page to get an overview.
German-supported digital health solutions
An interactive map