Greater funding and focus put Russia firmly on the map in digital healthcare

Russia’s arrival as a major player in the digitalisation of healthcare was abundantly clear at a Moscow event held to celebrate and stimulate advances in the sector. The narrative at Friday’s Digital Pharma Conference was a familiar one for many observers of this space internationally – a story of enormous potential and demand that is creating fast growth and improved outcomes for patients.

Russia’s digital economy grew last year by 59%, while the country’s economy as a whole achieved growth of 7%. What makes this rate of growth remarkable is that access to funding to support tech projects has not been widely available until relatively recently in Russia. (Read more….)