This year’s 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:

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.


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