PLWE-01 - Plenary session – Technology to strengthen health systems: Challenges, opportunities and sustainable solutions

Great Hall 3-4


Prof Ralph Altiere, FIP Bureau member. Chair FIPEd ExCo, United States and Dr Lars-Åke Söderlund, FIP VP. Co-Chair FIP Technology Advisory Group, Sweden


In the current era of rapid digitalisation, technology has become an integral part of healthcare delivery, propelling its transformation like never before. This session will investigate key technology trends that are reshaping the future and fortifying health systems. We will explore case studies such as Rwanda, one of the top ten nations for digitalisation and public health. The session will cover a broad spectrum of topics from precision technology to the innovative use of RNA technology in health care.


09:00 – 09:05 Introductions by the chairs
09:05 – 09:35 Bringing Customer Obsession to the Patient Experience: Amazon’s Ambitions in Healthcare
Dr. Vin Gupta, Amazon, United States
09:35 – 09:55 Rwanda’s way to Digital Transformation- A country case study in action
Mr Jean Damascene Nsengeyukuri and Dr John Nyiligira, Rwanda National Pharmacy Council
09:55 – 10:25

Digital health and the need for precision

Prof. Chris Bain, Monash University, Australia

10:25 – 10:30

Closing remarks

Learning objectives

  1. Identify the key technology trends that are currently driving change and enabling improvements in health systems.
  2. Understand the transformative role of digitalisation in healthcare through the case study of Rwanda, emphasizing the importance of equitable access.
  3. Gain insight into the development and application of precision and RNA technology in healthcare, understanding its potential impact on future health systems.

Take home messages

The future of healthcare is intertwined with technology, offering unprecedented opportunities for the advancement and strengthening of health systems. Harnessing these technology trends while ensuring equitable access can significantly enhance healthcare outcomes and drive us towards a more sustainable future.