This year’s Global Goods Innovators Summit (GGIS2023) was held in Tanzania and team IntelliSOFT joined other stakeholders in digital health in Africa to generate inspiration, new ideas and innovation that will shape the future of the digital health ecosystem.
Ensuring digital health tools thrive requires ongoing funding for maintenance, growth, tech updates, and staff training. At IntelliSOFT, we are continually gauging hope our products and services can remain sustainable for our stakeholders in the digital health ecosystem.
During the conference, we explored and engaged with other attendees on topics of standards and interoperability, data privacy, and sustainability — and most importantly, building relationships within the global goods community.
There were various discussions around critical digital tools development challenges such as how to invest in development, adoption of digital tools and sharing of standards as the key to ensure seamless digital health system integration. On the issue of security and privacy, we learned that the average cost of a security breach in the healthcare industry is a staggering $10.10 million. GGIS was keen to create awareness on the state of data privacy and security in global goods.
Learn more on how to improve safety protocols:https://www.path.org/articles/to-keep-health-data-secure-start-with-the-basics/
As leading experts in the digital health space in Africa, we are determined to see more countries’ health agencies begin to contemplate on data safety and privacy in their digital health systems. Through our systems, we are committed to helping others advance health systems and prioritize health data safety as well, especially with the rapid development and deployment of healthy systems by governments and other stakeholders. It is important that we take a step back and analyze the strength of said systems, review gaps and develop best practices.
The summit ended on an optimistic note about the future of the digital health ecosystem. For instance one of the highlights was the un-conferencing sessions around sustainability, security and interoperability of the global goods in healthcare, and much more.Conference discussions included ideas about how to build and promote a digital health ecosystem of choice. DigitalSQR partnered with innovators to increase the availability and adaptability of global goods to address country-driven health needs.
The newly released fourth edition of the Digital Square Global Goods Guidebook features an overview of 36 software global goods approved through Digital Square’s Notice G0 Open Application Process.
IntelliSOFT is excited to partner with others to build a stronger, safer network of health systems across Africa to improve lives.