October 25, 2021 (Geneva) — The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030: Growing up in a digital world launched its global report today. As a member of the commission, CIGI president Rohinton P. Medhora contributed to key recommendations about the state of digital health for the next generation(s).
From the Lancet, here is the executive summary of the Growing Up Digital report:
Digital transformations are well underway in all areas of life. These have brought about substantial and wide-reaching changes, in many areas, including health. But large gaps remain in our understanding of the interface between digital technologies and health, particularly for young people.
The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on governing health futures 2030: growing up in a digital world argues digital transformations should be considered as a key determinant of health. But the Commission also presses for a radical rethink on digital technologies, highlighting that without a precautionary, mission-oriented, and value-based approach to its governance, digital transformations will fail to bring about improvements in health for all.
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