Friday, 19 February 2016

What can technology do for global health?

The World Economic Forum is currently publishing a series of posts engaging with the ideas of my World Economic Forum Report "How to Realize Returns on Health". The first post is by Jonathan Jackson of Dimagi.

What can technology do for global health?

A seven-year-old ethnic Tibetan girl diagnosed with congenital heart disease plays with a mobile phone as she lies on bed before having her surgery at a hospital in Hefei, capital of eastern China's Anhui province, December 22, 2012.
Image: Reuters/ Stringer

This year, the focus of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos was on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how the technology revolution is changing all aspects of our world. The effects are particularly profound in the healthcare field.

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