This report explores how data and digital technology can help achieve policy objectives
and drive positive transformation in the health sector while managing new risks such
as privacy, equity and implementation costs. It examines the following topics: improving
service delivery models; empowering people to take an active role in their health
and their care; improving public health; managing biomedical technologies; enabling
better collaboration across borders; and improving health system governance and stewardship.
It also examines how health workforces should be equipped to make the most of digital
technology. The report contains findings from surveys of OECD countries and shares
a range of examples that illustrate the potential benefits as well as challenges of
the digital transformation in the health sector. Findings and recommendations are
relevant for policymakers, health care providers, payers, industry as well as patients,
citizens and civil society.