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Challenges and Opportunities

  • 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.

Contact

eHealth Program
Department of Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research
Pan American Health Organization
525 23rd ST NW, 20037, Washington DC, US
Email: ehealth@paho.org

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663
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