information systems

The Information Systems and Platforms for Health (IS) unit of EIH works to set models, norms and standards for strengthening governance mechanisms for information systems for health, in line with the Organization's policies and strategies for integrated and interoperable systems.

The Unit is responsible for creating and maintaing systems and platforms that provide strategic information and intelligence to develop and support the implementation of evidence-based policies and sound decisions on public health matters, in collaboration with all entities and member states of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB) as well as its external partners.

Main Lines of Action

  Information Systems for Health (IS4H)

Information Systems for Health is a mechanism for managing interoperable systems with open data that comes from different sources and that is ethically used, through effective ICT tools, to generate strategic information for the benefit of public health.
Visit IS4H site

  eHealth / Digital Health

eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health. The eHealth program promotes the use of information and communication technologies in health development.
Visit PAHO eHealth site

  Family of International Classifications

The FIC is a group of integrated classification products to be used alone or jointly, with the purpose of improving health through the provision of information for decision-making at all levels.
Visit program page

  Strengthening Health Information Systems

PAHO's main objective in the area of information systems is to improve and strengthen health information for decision-making and program planning.
Visit program page