Connectivity and Bandwidth: Key Areas for Improving Public Health
For efficient and effective implementation of technology in the public health agenda, connectivity and bandwidth are critical for success both globally and in the Region of the Americas. Digital connectivity for all can enrich health service delivery, improve the quality of service and patient safety, and increase the efficiency and coordination of care. Through digital solutions, governments and health-related institutions can expand the possibility of individuals to playing an active role in maintaining their own health and well-being. Geared to non-technical readers, this short publication explores why connectivity and bandwidth should be priorities in public health.
The publication may be accessed here.
- WHO COVID-19 Website
- OpenWHO (COVID-19 training)
- PAHO COVID-19 Website
- Ongoing research in the Americas
- BIREME - Windows of Knowledge
- COVID-19 FACTSHEETS
- Countries Social Bookmarks
Telemedicine and Telehealth embedded in the Digital Health ecosystem
Telemedicine and telehealth have definitely entered the global agenda and gained great visibility with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the WHO Resolution WHA58.28 dates from 2005, advocating e-Health to strengthen the health systems of its member countries.
NEW TOOL: Rapid Assessment Tool for Critical Data Gathering
This tool is designed for rapid assessment of health and health-related institutions and evaluates their capacity to gather critical, high-quality data in the COVID-19 pandemic response. The tool assesses institutional commitment to the timeliness and quality of data used for decision-making at all levels. It facilitates self-assessment to redefine pandemic priorities and, identifies the capacity gap within international, national, and subnational data systems, and assesses the ability to provide reliable and constructive data.