Royal Irish Academy, DUBLIN – 7 December 2022
Digital Health Manhattan Manifesto
A manifesto for Digital Health was proposed by the Irish Digital Health Leadership Steering Group at the UNGA 77 Science Summit in New York in October 2022. This manifesto has been officially launched today at the Health Services Executive Digital Transformation Unit workshop in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.
The manifesto was created at the UNGA by Charles Larkin, Director of Research, University of Bath, Mary Carbajal, CEO of B1OS, Martin Curley, Director Digital Transformation HSE/Maynooth University, Carolyn Gullery, Specialist Advisor, Lightfoot Solutions and Donal Morris, CEO of RedZinc. The manifesto informs the digital transformation of global health services to the UN Science Summit and will return in March 2023 to explore the potential for a global pilot of the same.
HSE Digital Transformation workshop at the Royal Irish Academy
The Health Services Executive Digital Transformation Unit workshop provides senior civil service, health leaders and patient advocates in Ireland with the opportunity to shape the further development of the manifesto principles in order to identify all actions – technological, legislative, fiscal and other – to deliver a step change in healthcare for citizens in Ireland and worldwide.
Stay Left Shift Left
The HSE’s Stay Left Shift Left 10x strategy, where care is shifted left from acute care to community settings to home settings, aims to enhance quality of care and leverage innovation and data to meet healthcare challenges with new technologies and approaches with 10x performance gains.
Digital Health in a New Era
The Digital Health Manifesto aims to have people at the centre, empowered to look after themselves and their communities in health. Healthcare is essential to every nation’s economy and access to healthcare is so important for everyone, with unique challenges for girls and women. The manifesto urges a national digital health body for leadership with a government commitment of 6% spend on digital health to achieve the necessary changes in healthcare.
This spend should fund quality, affordable, accessible and personalised healthcare for everyone.
Read the full Manifesto below!