PAHO/WHO Virtual Seminar Series: eHealth in the Americas
Knowledge and information sharing among PAHO member states and stakeholders is one of the key elements of PAHO's eHealth Strategy. The seminar series "eHealth in the Americas" aims at contributing to the debate by featuring different themes of relevance and key players working on eHealth globally. It promotes knowledge sharing among people and institutions as well as convergence in the implementation of eHealth National Strategies and plans of action. It also seeks to inform public health stakeholders and other decision makers in the health sector so that they can better take part in the debate.
eGovernment and its importance to eHealth will be discussed by Miguel Porrúa, senior eGovernment specialist at the Organization of American States (OAS), during an virtual eHealth seminar to be held on 16 January 2013. The second in a series organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the virtual seminar is open to the public free of charge.
Miguel Porrúa: Biography
Miguel Porrúa is a senior eGovernment specialist in the Department for Effective Public Management of the Secretariat for Political Affairs at the Organization of American States.
Before that, he was Director of Government Relations for Latin America at the e-Government company govWorks in New York, overseeing various eGovernment projects in the region. Before coming to the United States, he lived in Montevideo, Uruguay, managing projects related to entrepreneurial development and the modernization of the public sector for the Government of Spain through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development and the United Nations.
Since 1996, Porrúa has lived in the U.S., holding a variety of management positions until joining the OAS in 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
Miguel Porrúa at CRICS9
During the panel presentation "eHealth and Public Policy Strategy” at the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS9), Miguel Porrúa talked about e-Government in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Video: Miguel Porrúa, Second Part