Published February 15, 2023 | Version 1.0
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Stay Left, Shift Left, 10x Digital Health Manhattan Manifesto

  • 1. Maynooth University
  • 2. BIOS
  • 3. Lightfoot
  • 4. University of Bath
  • 5. RedZinc


Stay Left, Shift Left, 10x Digital Health Manhattan Manifesto

Policy need to embrace “all-of-government” and cross ecosystem approach which incentivizes all participants in healthcare to improve essential health services at all stages of the life through investment in digital and data strategies by:

Enabling universal access to integrated shared health records.

Move to an outcome based healthcare model integrating high quality data.

Allocate financial and regulatory resources towards achieving digital transformation.

Enable, educate and Empower Patients to help them excel

Use technology to provide better, more balanced and sustainable careers for health workers


The Manhattan Manifesto has been prepared following the our second digital health symposium at the United Nations General Assembly 77 Science Summit in New York, which was held on the 26th & 27th September 2022.

This Manhattan Manifesto for digital health provides a dozen principles which are recommend as guidance for policy makers, digital health strategists and implementation teams, health care professionals and most importantly for people.

The manifesto is tight on principles and tight on measurement which can be used as a guide to inform actions in different regions. Of necessity, implementation actions will be different in the various regions across the world.

Guidelines to Digital Health in a New Era  

  • People at the center. Empower people, their families and communities to achieve health and wellness.
  • Health is "Whealth" - Healthcare is an essential contributor to economic wellbeing & growth.
  • Recognize and address the unique challenge faced by women and girls in accessing health care.
  • Seek Government commitment to allocate 6% of public healthcare spending to digital health.
  • Provide leadership through a national digital health body that is outcomes-orientated.
  • Embrace the Health Data Governance Principles as a step towards global standards.
  • Be agile. Be rapid. Drive the step change.
  • Align funding instruments supporting value-based healthcare for people, communities and population.
  • Improve access to globally available data to provide evidence for personalized healthcare.
  • Utilize digital technology and data to improve the quality of acute care and reduce harm.
  • Drive towards eliminating disparities in healthcare delivery and inequity in outcomes.
  • Embrace justice.


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