Transforming Digital Health in Indonesia

The Indonesian Ministry of Health is looking to support the ecosystem of innovators in the health sector by holding the 2023 Health Innovation Day (HID), Antara News are reporting, quoting Setiaji, Chief of the Ministry’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO) at the 2023 HID event in Jakarta on Tuesday.

According to Antara News, the activity was part of the Ministry of Health’s efforts to transform digital health in Indonesia. This activity was also the peak of a series of events held by the Ministry of Health as part of efforts to transform digital health in Indonesia, he added.

“This year marks the second year of our Health Innovation Day,” Setiaji, who also works as an expert staff at the Health Ministry in the health technology sector, said.

Earlier, the ministry held the 2023 Health Innovation Sprint Accelerator program, an incubation program for start-ups and innovators in the health sector. In addition, it also held the Fight for Access Accelerator Programme, aimed at enabling female start-up activists to work and innovate in the health sector, he pointed out.

“The Ministry of Health is collaborating with East Ventures and Reckitt in this program, which works as an incubation program to support the development of health technology and biotechnology,” he said.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Health announced the ten winners of the 2023 Health Innovation Sprint Accelerator competition, who will receive a prize of Rp250 million each as initial investment capital, say Antara News.

In addition, the Ministry of Health also announced seven winners of the Fight for Access Accelerator competition, who will receive USD 25,000 each as initial investment capital.

Setiaji said he hopes that all innovators in the health sector will continue to be enthusiastic about creating a health technology innovation ecosystem in Indonesia.

Source: Antara News

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