Healthcare and Life Sciences


Providing a global platform of excellence to improve the global standard quality of life at every step through affordable healthcare and access to medicines; support innovation to improve overall wellness and improve societal outcomes; and to enable innovation through open and standardized means. The practice is focused on three main priority areas – clinical health, bio/pharmaceutical value chain, and wellness.

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3rd Annual IEEE SA Telehealth Pitch Competition

The theme for the 2024 competition is Digital Health Innovation Challenge. The competition welcomes submissions of solutions that seek to enhance patient engagement, streamline healthcare delivery, and improve overall patient outcomes in a value-based care model.

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Re-Think Health Podcast

In this interview-style podcast, global healthcare stakeholders– technologists, researchers, clinicians, patient advocates, regulators, and more– re-think the approach to healthcare, from therapeutic discovery through bedside practice, utilizing new technologies and applications.

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Wearables and Medical IoT Interoperability and Intelligence (WAMIII)

The IEEE SA WAMIII Virtual Talk Series elevates the learning, conversations, and awareness of real-world challenges in trust and adoption of connected health devices with global experts across different disciplines. Watch more than 50 recorded webinar sessions on-demand!


Market Collaborations


Optimizing the pharmaceutical value chain from R&D through drug distribution with new technology applications that enable a more inclusive and efficacious approach enhancing patient outcomes.

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Clinical Health

New technology applications enabling a patient-driven approach to monitoring, diagnosis, and therapeutic delivery with precision and efficiency for all individuals.

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Enabling foundational technology frameworks for immediate response to national emergencies, disease outbreaks, and climate impact on food sustainability and security, while protecting the security and privacy of the most vulnerable.

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Featured Standards and Projects

Strategic Collaborators

Supporting Partners

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Decentralized Clinical Trials

Technology and data harmonization for decentralized clinical trials certification incubator program.

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Transforming Telehealth

Transforming telehealth paradigm – connectivity, privacy, and security.

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Ethical Assurance of Data-Driven Technologies

Ethical assurance of data-driven technologies for mental healthcare.

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Maria Palombini, Director, IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences


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