Press Release: How to realize the promise of digital health:

The Broadband Commission Working Group highlights the importance of a national digital health strategy

Barcelona, Spain, 27 February 2017 – The Novartis Foundation and Nokia have joined forces with a number of Broadband Commissioners and partners representing digital and health experts and policy-makers, to produce an extensive collaborative effort which aims to break silos between the technology and health care sectors. The report identifies three key observations:

• the critical importance of senior-level government leadership with committed financing

• effective governance mechanisms, and

• a national information and communication technology framework which includes connectivity, interoperability, and common standards.

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