MANDALUYONG, Philippines – The Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia (SIL-Asia) participated in a Digital Health and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Brownbag session organized by the Asian Development Bank last February 26, 2020.
In this session, Juergen Brandstaetter, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) International Board Member discussed how IHE currently supports digital health strategies and interoperability testing in Europe and Africa. He expounded on how similar steps can be replicated in Asia and the Pacific region.
Dr Michael Bainbridge, mHealth expert consultant, talked about the current status and needed actions in harnessing digital health and mHealth for UHC in Asia and the Pacific. He recommended the use of a country maturity dashboard for eHealth.
The concept for the Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia was first conceived at the Regional Interoperability Workshop organized by AeHIN in Manila last August 2015 at the sidelines of the Global Health Research Forum. The regional lab was designed to serve as a template of labs in each country that will later form into the Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL).