Backed by major global health actors, GDI-incubated Global Digital Health Monitor now monitors digital health progress at the country, regional, and global levels. The Monitor enables countries and regions to benchmark and track their digital health maturity over time, advocate for resources, identify countries that are performing well to facilitate cross-country learning, and support private sector entrepreneurs and investors to strategically prioritize new market entry strategies. New features also include dynamic visualizations by region and within countries for year-on-year monitoring.
Health systems throughout the world are increasingly engaging in digital health transformation initiatives to increase access to and quality of care, as well as shape more forward-looking policies to promote responsible AI, mitigate the growing digital divide, and facilitate the achievement of universal health coverage.
This shift requires significant investment in digital health interventions and support to achieve overall scale and sustainability for these investments. As the platform continues to expand, GDHM represents an innovative global public good that is reshaping how countries measure progress and prioritize investment in digital health.
Over 65 countries have participated in the platform to date in 2023, representing more than 2.5 billion people globally. Development agencies such as The Global Fund and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance are also using the platform to inform and monitor their investments in digital health.
In a NextBillion article, Patty Mechael Ph.D. MHS Co-founder and Policy Lead of HealthEnabled, reflects on how the Global Digital Health Monitor (GDHM) enables country governments to advance their digital health strategies and investors to deploy capital effectively toward digital health transformation.