BroadReach Group Endorses Global Health Data Governance Principles

Global health technology experts, the BroadReach Group (https://BroadReachCorporation.com), today announced their early endorsement of the equity and human-rights based Health Data Governance Principles (https://HealthDataPrinciples.org). A critical step in the journey towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.

Launched on World Health Day (7 April 2022), the principles build on the existing World Health Organisation (WHO) data principles (https://bit.ly/38AxbqY), among others, aiming to protect people, promote health value through innovative uses of data, and prioritise health equity.

Over the past 20 years, BroadReach has used its deep health system expertise and tech-enabled solutions to tackle healthcare challenges in some of the world’s most complex environments. “As a business, we believe that access to good health enables people to flourish and that technology is key to making equitable access to healthcare a reality. The Health Data Governance Principles align closely with our approach to health data and we are honored to be an early endorser,” says Chris A. LeGrand, CEO of the BroadReach Group.

The eight Health Data Governance Principles are to:

Protect individuals and communities
Build trust in data systems
Ensure data security
Enhance health systems and services
Promote data sharing and interoperability
Facilitate innovation using health data
Promote equitable benefit from health data
Establish data rights and ownership

“Encouraging a culture of data-led insights can help strengthen the delivery, quality and equity of health services, providing an important opportunity to accelerate progress towards UHC,” explains Mathilde Forslund, Executive Director of Transform Health (www.TransformHealthCoalition.org), which stewarded the development of the Principles.. “Ultimately, we hope to see the principles adopted by governments, technology companies and other institutions involved in collecting and managing health data, in order to maximise the public value of health data whilst protecting individual rights.”

“We encourage other organisations to endorse the principles and incorporate them into their policy, programmatic and advocacy work, so that we can work together towards the common goal of UHC,” concludes LeGrand.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of BroadReach.Media Contact:
Jennifer KingwillJennifer@atmosphere.co.za

About BroadReach Group:
BroadReach Group is a group of social impact businesses focused on harnessing innovation and technology to empower human action. Since 2003 BroadReach Group has worked in over 30 countries to support governments, international NGOs, public and private sector to improve health outcomes for their populations. In South Africa alone, during the COVID-19 period BroadReach supported two South African provinces to oversee and manage their COVID-19 outbreaks over a population of 15 million people.

BroadReach Health Development – a BroadReach Group company, implements digital transformation and technical assistance within large scale healthcare programs throughout Africa. BroadReach offers Technical Assistance and Direct Service Delivery excellence within large-scale health implementations to improve service delivery and patient outcomes.

Vantage Health Technologies – also part of the BroadReach Group, created the Vantage platform – used Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics to provide health leaders and workers with personalised data insights and step-by-step next best actions to guide impact at scale. The combination AI and human action makes true health equity.

For more information visit www.BroadReachCorporation.com or www.VantageHealth.tech.
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