pharmaphorum May 16, 2022
Jessica Hagen

Adele Waugaman, senior digital health coordinator of the COVID-19 response at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), tells us what the agency focuses on to strengthen digital health infrastructure globally and improve and expand healthcare access.

USAID learned a great deal from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa concerning effective digital health distribution and strategies for digital health implementation that were then applied to its COVID-19 response globally – although COVID-19 itself has enhanced its understanding even more.

“COVID has shone a bright light on digital connectivity, both where it exists and the potential digital technologies have to further the delivery of public services, especially in the health sector and where digital connectivity does not exist,” Waugaman states.

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Topics: Digital Health, Govt Agencies, Health IT, Healthcare System, HIE (Interoperability), Interview / Q&A, Provider, Public Health / COVID, Technology, Trends
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