Digital technologies and data offer enormous opportunities to transform health systems for better outcomes and improved access. Bringing quality healthcare services to hard to reach areas; improving access of health workers and communities to health information; and achieving cost savings and efficiency of care, are all hailed as elements of digital health that can contribute to the attainment of universal health coverage.
However, the digital transformation of healthcare is still in its early stages and has a broad scope, resulting in fragmented landscape of scattered initiatives with few having achieved sustainable impact at scale.
Philips Foundation believes that social entrepreneurs who strive to combine societal impact with scalable, self-supporting business models can be important drivers of change. In our program, we collaborate with a number of social enterprises to accelerate the development of digital health interventions that have great potential to reach significant impact.