Abstract: The objective of the eHealth Strategy and Plan of Action (2012-2017) is to help ensure the sustainable development of the Member States’ health systems, including veterinary public health. Adoption of the eHealth Strategy and Plan of Action is envisaged as a means of improving health services access and quality, based on the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs), the development of digital literacy and ICTs, access to information based on scientific evidence and ongoing training, and the use of various methods. This will facilitate progress toward the goal of societies that are more informed, equitable, competitive, and democratic. In such societies access to health information is considered a basic right of the people.
Author: InternacionalTelecommunicacion Union & World Health Organization
Abstract: The National eHealth Strategy Toolkit is a practical guide that provides governments, their ministries and stakeholders with a solid foundation and method for the development and implementation of a national eHealth vision, action plan and monitoring framework. All countries, whatever their level of development, can adapt the Toolkit to suit their own circumstances.
Abstract: In the editorials of this special theme issue on e-health, NajeebAl-Shorbaji & Antoine Geissbuhler (322) discuss how to establish an evidence base for e-health, while JEWC van Gemert-Pijnen et al. (323) look at ways to improve the credibility of e-health technologies. In the news section, Claire Keeton (326–327) examines ways of measuring e-health impact, while Michael Dumiak (328–329) looks into the future of e-health. In an interview, five leading e-health thinkers (330–331) debate key challenges in the field.
Abstract: The publication addresses the need to protect patient privacy in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as health care systems move towards leveraging the power of EHRs to deliver safer, more efficient, and more accessible health care.
Abstract: This Publication explores controversial and complex issues facing society such as Internet pharmacies and their control and regulation, mechanisms to combat escalating Internet security threats, government strategies to protect children and adolescents online, and practices to control quality and reliability of online health information.
This publication provides the detailed results and analysis from the second global survey on eHealth. It emphasizes the need for citizen- and institution- government-related action and suggests approaches on how to build on existing initiatives and navigating the obstacles along the way.
Author: Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC)
Abstracts: This eHealth Handbook for Managers of Health Systems and Services is intended to facilitate decision-making processes concerning the incorporation of information technology (IT) into public strategies in the area of health and healthcare. It discusses almost all the fields in which IT can be applied, clarifying concepts, pointing out benefits and explaining requirements.
Abstract: This publication includes a series of detailed case studies highlighting best practices in mHealth in different settings. The publication will be of particular interest to policymakers in health and information technology, as well as those in the mobile telecommunications and software development industries.
Abstract: The telemedicine module of the 2009 survey examined the current level of development of four fields of telemedicine: teleradiology, teledermatogy, telepathology, and telepsychology, as well as four mechanisms that facilitate the promotion and development of telemedicine solutions in the short- and long-term.
Abstract: This publication presents data on the 114 WHO Member States that participated in the 2009 global survey on eHealth. Intended as a reference to the state of eHealth development in Member States, the publication highlights selected indicators in the form of country profiles.
Author: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), University of Toronto, and Pan American Health Organization
Abstract: eSAC is a project jointly developed by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the University of Toronto and the Pan American Health Organization to contribute to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of marginalized population groups in the LAC region, through the application of Public eHealth solutions.
Abstract: This report summarizes the needs for eHealth tools and services of the WHO Member States and their expectations from the WHO Secretariat as expressed in the survey. It is targeted at policy makers, eHealth practitioners, researchers and academics.
Abstract: Building foundations for eHealth provides a global view that will be particularly useful for governments, policy-makers and international organizations in identifying eHealth trends, opportunities and emerging challenges.