Hello Health IT community,
Here is a new paper published in SAGE’s Digital Health that may be of interest - “Digital Health Technologies to Support Access to Medicines and Pharmaceutical Services in the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”
The paper summarizes intersectional approaches to institutionalize more than 35 tailor-made digital health technologies that promote access to medicines and commodities.
It includes five selected case studies and process to address bottlenecks:
- a dashboard module to help reduce contraceptives stock-outs in Bangladesh;
- an electronic dispensing tool for antiretroviral therapy in Namibia;
- a digital medicines registration system in Mozambique;
- a data warehousing technology in Uganda; and
- a medicines management logistics system in Mali.
Given that digital health technologies are a means to an end, the paper then describes how this work will set the stage for advocacy, policy and future research to track progress towards SDG 3 targets as part of the UN’s Voluntary National Reviews.
The work reflects multi-year initiatives funded by USAID pharmaceutical systems strengthening programs and implemented by Management Sciences for Health .
Link leads to: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2055207618771407