The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is in process and also transforming health & social care. Digital transformation accelerates by maturing technologies (e.g., AI, Robotics, sensors) and platforms and triggers (new) digital health solutions for the Health 4.0 domain and digital health ecosystem.
Digital Transformation of Health & Social Care and Public Health Systems has proven potential to enhance health outcomes by improved diagnosis, prevention, informed decisions, digital trials, self-management, and evidence-based knowledge. Digital Transformation is foundational to turn around health systems embarking on a restorative sustainable journey, free up and right allocate capacity.
Digital health: The field of knowledge and practice associated with the development and use of digital technologies to improve health. Digital health expands the concept of eHealth to include digital consumers, with a wider range of smart-devices and connected equipment. It also encompasses other uses of digital technologies for health such as the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, big data, and robotics
 WHO. Global Strategy on Digital Health.
An integrated approach is required to harness the potential of digital transformation and digital health. Effective capacity building connects the organization, people, and tools to realize this potential and to overcome the biggest (New Tech) pitfalls. Thus, the wellbeing of the workforce will be improved.
Digital Health Solutions needs to be distinguished from hype and immature technology. Evidence Based results are immanent. Going beyond the pilot phase and embed in the primary process.
Sustainable deployment requires interoperability, security and privacy by desing.
Current Digital Health pilots and projects are often limited to initial use cases but do not bridge the chasm, neither integrate nor scale up Digital Health Solution.
Our clients indicate a need for a focused pragmatic approach to the current challenges. COVID-19 triggered rapid introduction of digital health solutions and new collaborations across the health ecosystem.
A pragmatic approach to develop the roadmap requires the identification of the end point, a clear strategy to help organizations to fullfill their role within the ecosystem.
The Digital Health team
Use the outcomes to develop the Digital Health investment and revenue model.