The Novartis Foundation uses digital health to power initiatives that are people-centered, integrated, scalable and sustainable.
Digital technology has revolutionized virtually every aspect of life, and healthcare is no exception.
We refer to the digital transformation of healthcare delivery as ‘digital health’. Digital health enables innovation in healthcare delivery and offers exciting potential for advancing Universal Health Coverage and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3. It supports healthcare providers and empowers patients along the entire care pathway – from raising disease awareness, to screening, diagnosis and monitoring. Digital health enables healthcare managers to make timely, evidence-based decisions and can reduce costs while improving overall quality of care.
To achieve its potential, digital health should be considered an essential part of the healthcare system, just like hospital beds are.
The Novartis Foundation’s decade of experience in this field has revealed that one of the best things about digital health is that simple approaches that use existing technologies such as mobile phones are some of the most successful.
AI for leprosy elimination
Partnering with Microsoft and Fiocruz in an attempt to develop AI-enabled digital tools to speed up leprosy diagnosis.