Above: mClinica Chief Digital Officer Will Greene receives the Data for Resilience Award at USAID’s regional headquarters in Bangkok.
On May 11, we had the privilege of presenting at the Data for Resilience Summit, a conference on data-driven strategies for promoting sustainable development. The conference, which was hosted by USAID Asia and FHI360, included a competition for organizations using data and technology to build a more resilient world. Of the many applicants and five finalists in our category, we are honored to have been selected as the winner of the Data for Resilience Recognition Award.
We received the award for SnapData, our prescription data collection and analytics system, which is now live in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. We showed how our prescription datasets can help healthcare organizations monitor epidemiological trends, prescribing habits, and pharmaceutical supply chains. We also gave examples of how our clients and partners are already using our data to pursue targeted and cost-effective interventions that improve healthcare systems in emerging markets.
The conference inspired interdisciplinary dialogue that helped us explore new uses for our existing data assets. One participant, for example, showed interest in using our data to measure the health impacts of climate change—an idea we hadn’t previously considered. Another wanted to research epidemiological and prescribing trends for HIV/AIDS patients in Vietnam, which is possible with our data.
We also drew inspiration from the conference programming, which included a variety of topics and perspectives. One particularly compelling panel covered the Internet of Things, a domain we are watching closely as connected medical devices proliferate and provide fertile new sources of health data. Another great panel examined partnership models for data-driven organizations, a topic that’s certainly on our minds as we forge data-licensing agreements with an ever-growing array of public and private healthcare organizations.
We are grateful to the organizers for putting on a great event. We’re particularly excited to deepen our relationships with the many public sector organizations that we met there. While most of our current clients are private healthcare companies, we see tremendous opportunity to leverage our existing datasets, applications, and expertise for the public sector. If you share our excitement for this opportunity, please contact us.