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Global Observatory for eHealth – World Health Organization Initiative

From the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth Web site

eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health. It is recognised as one of the most rapidly growing areas in health today….

…[in 2005] WHO launched the Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe), an initiative dedicated to the study of eHealth—its evolution and impact on health in countries.

Mission and objectives

The Observatory’s mission is to improve health by providing Member States with strategic information and guidance on effective practices and standards in eHealth.

Its objectives are to:

  • provide relevant, timely, and high-quality evidence and information to support national governments and international bodies in improving policy, practice, and management of eHealth;
  • increase awareness and commitment of governments and the private sector to invest in, promote, and advance eHealth;
  • generate knowledge that will significantly contribute to the improvement of health through the use of ICT; and
  • disseminate research findings through publications on key eHealth research topics as a reference for governments and policy-makers.

 

Accomplishments of the observatory so far…

Safety and security on the Internet: challenges and advances in Member States

Safety and security on the Internet Challenges and advances in Member States

mHealth: New horizons for health through mobile technologies

mHealth

Telemedicine – Opportunities and developments in Member States

Telemedicine – Opportunities and developments in Member States

 

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December 14, 2011 - Posted by | Public Health | , , ,

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