Information Systems For Health (IS4H)


Knowledge Capsule: Artificial Intelligence in Public Health

publication coverThe use of artificial intelligence in public health is growing and getting more presence. This knowledge capsule has the objective of increasing aware on this discipline necessary guiding principles, its components and sub-fields and the uses it has. Although this tool presents a linkage between the artificial intelligence and the eight principles for the digital transformation of public health and propose the main considerations to be taken for its implementation.

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8 Principles for Digital Transformation of Public Health


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.

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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.

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