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World Health Organisation announces launch of AI-powered digital health promoter prototype

The World Health Organisation has announced the launch of S.A.R.A.H (Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health), described as a “digital health promoter prototype with enhanced empathetic response powered by generative artificial intelligence”. S.A.R.A.H. has been trained to provide information across “major health topics” such as mental health and healthy habits, […]

Papua New Guinea has become the first country to adopt the regional WHO Data Management Competency Framework.
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Papua New Guinea adopts regional WHO Data Management Competency Framework

Papua New Guinea has reportedly become the first country to adopt the regional WHO Data Management Competency Framework, which aims to “equip the health workforce with essential skills for data management, analysis, and quality assessments”. The Data, Strategy, and Innovation (DSI) team at the WHO Regional Office for the Western […]

A Digital Health Collaborative has been launched in the US, supported by the Peterson Health Technology Institute.
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Digital Health Collaborative launches in the US

A Digital Health Collaborative has been launched in the US, supported by the Peterson Health Technology Institute (PHTI) and bringing together provider groups, purchasers and end users with the intention to “raise the bar on evidence and value for digital health solutions”. A total of 14 organisations, including the American […]

Japan: Japan donates $5 million to Pan-American Highway for Digital Health initiative as "first official donor".
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Japan donates $5m to Pan-American Highway for Digital Health initiative

The WHO’s Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has shared news of a $5 million donation received from Japan for the Pan-American Highway for Digital Health Initiative, making the nation the initiative’s “first official donor”. The donation marks the joining of forces between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government […]

Emory Healthcare has announced its deployment of the Epic electronic health record (EHR), making MacBook Airs available to "thousands of clinicians".
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US-based Emory Healthcare deploys Epic EHR with MacBook Air

Emory Healthcare has announced its deployment of the Epic electronic health record (EHR), with MacBook Airs made available to “thousands of clinicians” to support accessing of patient records via the platform. The organisation reports savings of “$300 per device per year in software licensing and support costs, adding up to […]

Join us as we take a deep dive into digital health transformation in Japan, to find out more about how the nation is embracing technology in the realms of health and care.
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Deep dive: digital health transformation in Japan

Join us as we take a look into digital health transformation in Japan, to find out more about how the nation is embracing technology in the realms of health and care. In a report published on Japan’s digital policy in December 2021, the Minister for Digital, Karen Makishima, spoke of […]

an in-depth look at some of the progress, priorities and Available research on digital health in South Africa.
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South African Altron HealthTech and Dischem Oncology collaborate to standardise EHR data

South African companies Altron HealthTech and Dischem Oncology have announced that they are collaborating on a solution designed to provide clinicians with access to digital health advances, with the aim of “reducing the cost of digital health infrastructure while increasing access to approved treatment protocols and clinical workflows alongside interoperability, […]