Bermuda: The Opportunities & Challenges for National Digital Health Strategies in Small Island States

28th June 2023


The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare is delighted to deliver our next joint webinar with organsiation member Interactive Health. Delivered in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, this webinar focuses on digital health and a recently commissioned assessment in Bermuda.

Bermuda recently commissioned a digital health maturity assessment ahead of developing its first digital health strategy. In this webinar, we will present the findings from that assessment to which we took a mix-methods approach with on-site interviews, virtual interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Additionally, we will discuss the potential particular challenges and opportunities that developing and implementing digital health strategies in small island countries may present.


This webinar aims to present the findings from a recent digital health maturity assessment performed in Bermuda and how those findings can extrapolate to small island countries.  

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the general digital health context of Bermuda
  • Understand the key components and steps of undertaking a digital health maturity assessment
  • Recognise small island counties’ challenges and opportunities that present when developing a digital health strategy



Our panellists include:

  • Dr Kathrin Cresswell - Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. She is a social scientist with extensive experience in conducting formative evaluations of digitally enabled change and improvement programmes in healthcare.

  • Dr Rosemary Foster - University of Cape Town. She has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors in information technology and medical informatics.

  • Jay Evans - Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's eHealth Research Unit. He has over 15 years of experience working to deploy community-based mHealth programmes at scale together with governments in the Americas and South Asia.

  • Laura Evans (Moderator) - Assistant researcher at Interactive Health Limited. She has worked as a nurse and a digital health implementer in various contexts in Central Asia, the United States, and Spain for the last 15 years.
  • Alan White – Director at Interactive Health Ltd.


1 Hour

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