Global Digital Health Index

In early 2016, HealthEnabled and the Global Development Incubator (GDI) partnered with Dalberg’s Design Impact Group (DIG), ThoughtWorks, and representatives from 20+ countries and 50+ international agencies and organizations to design the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI), a tool to help countries benchmark and monitor their investments in digital health over time. Using the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) eHealth Strategy Toolkit, the GDHI is an interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors, and evaluates the use of digital technology for health across countries.

The GDHI has three objectives:

  • EMPOWER: The GDHI provides visibility into the status and historical progression of key digital health performance indicators at a national and global level. It empowers health ministries, funders, policy makers, and industry players to make intelligent and informed strategic decisions about how and where to allocate resources.
  • EVALUATE: The GDHI benchmarks countries against standardized digital health criteria. It assesses the presence and quality of national policies and strategies, investment risks, and coverage of key digital health platforms while providing countries with a roadmap for maturing over time.
  • MOTIVATE: The GDHI helps countries track progress and identify weaknesses within their digital health initiatives. It incentivizes improvements in national digital health systems and more targeted investments globally.

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Last Update: 04/22/2020