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  • Universal Access to Health Services with improved quality of care;
  • Extension of Social  Protection in Health through PHC-Based Health Systems;
  • Available, competent and motivated Health Workforce;
  • Real Time Qualified Information Sources for Decision Making;
  • Knowledge and Information Sharing within and among disperse populations;
  • Monitoring and Surveillance Systems using mobile and wireless communication devices (i.e., Expanded Program on Immunization);
  • Real Time Learning Objectives for eLearning and Training to develop competencies and motivation of PHC teams;
  • Social networking tools and methodologies for disasters and Emergency Situations;
  • Access to open access and certified public health content; and
  • Access to Specialized Clinical Services for increased capacity at first level of care.
  • Convergence of eHealth initiatives worldwide;
  • Web mobile-based applications for healthcare management;
  • Fast Technology Changes;
  • New role of Digital Government;
  • New models of technical cooperation in the context of  “National Digital Agendas” and “eGoverment initiatives;”
  • Active participation in the world summit on the information society with emphasis in Health;
  • Investments in connectivity by National Governments with support from Development Banks;
  • Increased interest in Public/Private Partnerships.


eHealth Program
Department of Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research
Pan American Health Organization
525 23rd ST NW, 20037, Washington DC, US

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
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