- World Economic Forum launches landmark Global Health Data Charter at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2011 Annual Conference.
- Charter aims to improve health data collection, sharing and use, and create conditions for fairer and more innovative health systems.
Geneva, Switzerland, 21 February 2011– The World Economic Forum today launches an ambitious project to advance global health through improved data collection and management. The Global Health Data Charter recognizes that accurate health data is essential for effective and efficient health management. The Charter aims to enable individuals and patients, health professionals and policy-makers to make more informed decisions through secure access to comprehensive, quality data. The Charter was developed by the World Economic Forum, with project advisory services and support provided by Deloitte and a broad group of stakeholders.