IVI leads UN General Assembly Digital Health Symposium

Groundbreaking event in New York led by Ireland’s Maynooth University and co-sponsored by corporates Orion Healthcare, Zebra Technologies, VNS Health, Northwell Health and CHIME
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 11:00

The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) at Maynooth University welcomes one hundred world health leaders to the third Digital Health Symposium in New York this week as part of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Hosted on September 26th and 27th, 2023 in New York City, the event aims to break through the obstacles and recent setbacks in global healthcare and progress through digital technologies a radical transformation across the entire healthcare sector.

The Digital Health Symposium will bring leading global clinicians, executives, academic, and patient innovators together in an immersive environment for two full days.

The Symposium will focus on proactive health management, rapid transitions from hospitals to communities, homes, and leveraging digital technologies to achieve radical improvements that are 10 times more efficient and effective across the sector.
 Professor Martin Curley, Co-founder of IVI at Maynooth University and Chair of the Digital Health Symposium of the UN General Assembly, said:“The 3rd Digital Health Symposium will be one of the most important health meetings hosted anywhere in the world this year. We want to launch a Digital Health Decade and move from ambition to action.

“We recognize that health systems are facing a perfect storm of aging populations, rising costs, increasing demands, clinician attrition and fatigue, along with many other factors.

“It is becoming increasingly clear that using digital technology and data in healthcare can help us achieve a metamorphosis in which health equity, efficiency, efficacy, experience, and other crucial success factors are radically increased at a rate that is 10 times faster, efficient, and effective than is currently the case.

“Digital technologies can also put the power in the patient’s hands, giving them more control of their health and wellbeing. However, the transition to connected digital systems in healthcare is recognised as being dramatically slower than other industries. We believe that global collaboration is needed in order to move the needle and turn ambition into action.”

One hundred global leaders in digital health care are coming together at this event to drive a metamorphosis in healthcare globally. The aim is to improve health equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and experience using a cohesive and simple approach.

Building on the successes of previous symposia, the third edition will create plans for the alignment, amplification, and acceleration of collective efforts to achieve global health equity and well-being, in line with ‘Stay Left, Shift Left-10X’ principles – starting with keeping people well, then facilitating people with medical conditions to stay home, and move from hospital to home faster with the help of wearable monitors, for example. Studies show that people do better at home and the costs and strain on the health system are significantly lower.    

The conference format includes TED-style keynote addresses, panel discussions, and interactive working sessions, fostering discourse, co-design, and the exchange of ideas, concepts, and policies.

Virtual attendance is available to all interested participants.

In the first step towards launching a global standardized Masters in Digital Health,  a new international Masters in Digital Health Transformation was launched by Irish Universities and CHIME, which is open to global students and which will be delivered virtually with a number of onsite lectures.

Richard Jones, President C2-AI,a world leading AI In Healthcare company said: “Healthcare challenges globally cannot be fixed with marginal gains. It needs technologies and solutions that deliver 10X improvements across patient outcomes, cost, and workforce efficiency. Stay Left, Shift Left-10X relates to the drive to keep people out of emergency and elective care.  By keeping people on the left side of the care continuum (preventative and proactive care) we can make a huge difference to lives around the world.”

Ryl Jensen, CEO the New Zealand Digital Health Association,said: “We are very proud to be part of the global ‘Stay Left, Shift Left-10X’ movement which recognizes we need to work collaboratively and collectively if we are to quickly exploit the power of digital technologies to extend and improve people’s lives, health, and well-being.”

Dr John Sheehan, Clinical Director of Radiology, Blackrock Health said “The digital revolution isn't coming; it's already here. Our mantra, 'Stay Left, Shift Left, 10x,' isn't just a slogan; it's our blueprint for transforming healthcare from hospital-centric to human-centric. This symposium is more than an event; it's a catalyst for change, a platform where 'Stay Left, Shift Left, 10x' meets vision and execution. Together, let's not just reimagine healthcare but redefine it for generations to come."

For registration and additional information, please contact info@ivi.ie.

Event Details

Dates: September 26 and September 27, 2023

Locations: Day 1: VNS Health's headquarters, 220 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Please click the link below to join the Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88927325690

A parallel session is also being held at Fordham University focussed on the Digital Health Divide and Adoption Barriers for Digital Health.

Day 2: UJA Conference Centre, Northwell Health, 130 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

Two Parallel sessions take place on Day 2.

Parallel 1 : Please click the link below to join the Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85876903100

Parallel 2: Please click the link below to join the Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89283420915