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1   Link   US: Secretary Sebelius Announces Final Rules to Support "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Health Records (2010)
SECRETARY SEBELIUS ANNOUNCES FINAL RULES TO SUPPORT MEANINGFUL USE OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS. Secretary Sebelius Announces Final Rules To Support. ‘Meaningful Use’ of Electronic Health Records
2   Link   How do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries? (2008)
This book answers those questions by developing a comprehensive analytical
framework for access and examining six case studies. Access to health technologies
in poor countries is shaped by social, economic, political, and cultural processes.
To understand those processes, the authors develop an analytic framework
based on four A’s: Architecture, Availability, Affordability, and Adoption.
3   Link   Measuring the Information Society (2010)
The report shows that despite the recent economic downturn, the use of ICT services, such as mobile phones and the Internet, has continued to grow worldwide.
4   Link   Health Affairs Briefing: E-Health In the Developing World (2010)
The February 2010 issue contains a cluster of papers on E-Health in the Developing World made possible with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
5   Link   OECD Health Policy Studies Improving Health Sector Efficiency: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies (2010)
Despite the promise they hold out, implementing information and communication technologies (ICTs) in clinical care has proven to be a very difficult undertaking. More than a decade of efforts provide a picture of significant public investments, resulting in both notable successes and some highly publicised costly delays and failures. This has been accompanied by a failure to achieve widespread understanding among the general public and the medical profession of the benefits of electronic record keeping and information exchange.
6   Link   Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) (2009)
GISWatch 2009 focuses on “access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy”.

It includes several thematic reports dealing with key issues in the field, as well as an institutional overview and a reflection on indicators that track access to information and knowledge. There is also an innovative section on visual mapping of global rights and political crises.
7   Link   Public Health in an Era of Personal Health Records: Opportunities for Innovation and New Partnerships (2010)
“…..In the near future, citizens will be able to control and manage their own health information through electronic personal health record systems and tools. The clinical benefits of this innovation, such as cost savings, error reduction, and improved communication, have been discussed in the literature and public forums, as have issues related to privacy and confidentiality.

Receiving little attention are the benefits these will have for public health. The benefits and potential for innovation are broad and speak directly to core public health functions such as health monitoring, outbreak management, empowerment, linking to services, and research. Coupled with this is a new relationship with citizens as key partners in protecting and promoting the public’s health….’
8   Link   HHS Open Government Plan (2010)
This Open Government Plan represents the official response of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the White House's Open Government Directive, issued on
December 8, 2009.
9   Link   Latin American Journal of Telehealth


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