How ‘Resource Recycling’ Impacts a New Telehealth Paradigm

Telehealth provides an opportunity to change rules of engagement, reach out to neglected communities, and uncharted populations at the touch of a button, redefining a transformative vision from disconnection to a well-orchestrated consortium of value-based care and patient-centered services. All we need to do is to develop a ‘digital resource recycling’ mentality, and technology will take care of the rest.

The new telehealth paradigm supports outreach, connectivity and interaction, offering an opportunity to put an end to the current innovation predicament and function on a platform that we can scale and radically transform the pace and permanence of integration in health and care systems. The challenge is an overproduction of data, already contributing to the global carbon footprint. This is where data recycling comes in, as a sustainability prerequisite for the new telehealth paradigm.

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Doctor Dimitris Kalogeropoulos is independent senior advisor with the World Bank, the WHO, UNICEF and the European Commission, recognized by his peers as thought leader and key policy expert in global health innovation and digital development acceleration. With a PhD in health systems science, he has twenty years of field experience in international development and thirty years in health innovation, clinical evaluation, medical AI, ethics, and innovation ecosystems, working together with governments, high-level strategy and policy committees, think-tanks, multilateral organisations and philanthropic organizations. Dimitris is the former CEO of a management consulting firm and sits on the board of advisors of a number of US companies. He volunteers as a senior member and advisor in the IEEE SA Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Programme, as mentor in the IEEE EMBS Young Professionals Entrepreneurship Programme for Healthcare Innovation, and as judge and mentor in the Edison™ Accelerator by GE Healthcare and the Wayra global open innovation hub.



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