Health Leaders Discuss Digital Health and Human Rights During HITLAB October Symposium

HITLAB • October 27, 2022

New York, NY, USA. On Thursday, October 27th, HITLAB will host its October Digital Health Symposium focused on digital health and human rights.  

The virtual symposium, sponsored by Moona, MST and Cancer Center.AI, will run from 11am-2pm ET and will feature thought-provoking content with over a dozen sessions. 

Moona, MST and Cancer Center.AI are digital health organizations, part of Americas Continental Health Alliance (ACHA), who are currently making a global impact.  

Health leaders from Merck GHI, Astellas, Pfizer, Haleon, Pharmagenesis, Rhaeos, HerHealthEQ, Reach TL, Organon, Cumulus Neuroscience and others will share expert insight on topics such as: 

  • Democracy Driving Better Health Outcomes 
  • Human Rights in Open Access Health Publications 
  • Sleep & Wellness as a Basic Human Right – How Health Solutions are Addressing this 
  • Tools for Effectively Extending Access to Remote and Rural Areas 
  • How to Ensure that Patients Can Access Pharmaceuticals Effectively & Continuously 

The agenda and full list of speakers can be found here.

Additionally, attendees will have opportunities to network and interact with hundreds of other professionals from across the healthcare ecosystem during the event and in supplemental post-event breakout rooms.

The Symposium, will also feature an exclusive Q&A/book giveaway with Rita McGrath, author of The Entrepreneurial Mindset

“We are at a critical time in healthcare. While the pandemic accelerated the global adoption of digital health technology, enabling many opportunities including greater access and higher standards of health, we need to ensure that safeguards exist that limit any negative impacts on human rights,” said Stan Kachnowski PhD MPA, Director, Columbia Business School Digital Health Program, Visiting Professor, IIT Delhi, and Chair, HITLAB. “During our upcoming symposium health leaders will explore how to maintain the positive impacts of digital health without losing sight of the human rights aspects.” 

Tickets to the event are complimentary. To learn more click here


Established in 1998, HITLAB is a leading evidence-based, digital healthcare testing lab specializing in the delivery of world-class teaching and research. They help leading organizations ideate, create, and evaluate technology-based solutions to pressing healthcare challenges across the globe. HITLAB works with a wide variety of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to design and disseminate studies, programs, and products that improve healthcare access and delivery. 

About MST 

Medical Simulation Technologies is an innovative start-up company which develops and implements medical simulators for teaching medical personnel. MST was founded in 2016 followed by 5 years of research and development by a team composed of medical specialists and engineers, all with an academic background and passion for innovation. Based in Poland. For more information visit: 

About Moona 

Moona is on a mission to improve sleep for millions of people, using breakthrough technology and AI. Moona’s first product is the world’s first smart cooling pillow pad. It regulates the temperature around the head & neck in order to prevent night sweats and hot flashes, which affect 41% of adults, in particular women in perimenopause, and people who are overweight or obese. More broadly, Moona building technology to proactively improve sleep, with the help of world-class sleep experts. Based in France. For more information visit: 

About Cancer Center.AI 

Cancer Center helps physicians work together to diagnose cancer faster and with higher efficiency. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology experts can use software platforms to diagnose patients without the necessity to deliver non-digital images. Specialized algorithmic solutions analyze medical images for pathology and radiology. Based in Poland. For more information visit: