Nick Martin of TechChange on Training, Content and the Evolution and Maturation of Digital Health

Dispatches from the 2022 Global Digital Health Forum  |  23 minutes

Jonathan Jackson talks to Nick Martin, CEO of TechChange at the Global Digital Health Forum to discuss the evolution and maturation of the digital health industry over the last 10 years, including the role of training, great content, project sustainability and shared buy-in in creating the outcomes we all know are possible.

Some topics covered in this conversation include:

  • How digital health has matured from conversations about “How do we successfully deploy a digital health pilot” to “how do we support digital health” which has now become a given
  • Connecting the dots for digital health - how do ministries of health take potentially fragmented digital systems and create better health outcomes with them
  • The role of training - overcoming resistance, making technical topics interesting and engaging, and making the case to create top quality content
  • Approaches to training including cohort-based social learning and emphasizing relationships alongside skills building
  • The challenge of creating high quality community health worker training
  • Telemedicine - managing tradeoffs between cost and impact over the long term
  • Defining day 2000 success metrics on day 1 of a project and the importance of long term planning
  • How the pandemic has forced ministries of health to get better at planning

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