28 September 2018 - The World Health Organization and PATH today announced a landmark partnership to accelerate digital health transformation across the globe. The WHO-PATH partnership on Innovation and Global Digital Health aims to identify and deliver the next wave of innovations and digital solutions that are critical to improving health systems, health outcomes, and health equity.
Global diffusion of eHealth : Making universal health coverage achievable
Published in December 2016, this report analyses how eHealth can be used to make universal health coverage achievable. The first global study of its kind, this publication will be useful for policy makers in eHealth and telecommunications, acedemics and students, and eHealth professionals.
Atlas of eHealth country profiles, 2015
This Atlas presents eHealth data collected from 125 WHO Member States in 2015. It represents the most current information available on the use of eHealth in responding countries. The Atlas will be a valuable reference tool for policy makers, eHealth planners and professionals.
National eHealth strategies
The National eHealth Strategy Toolkit is an expert, practical guide that provides governments, their ministries and stakeholders with a solid foundation and method for the development and implementation of a national eHealth vision, action plan and monitoring framework.
As the use of eHealth grows, it is vital to shape national policy and improve international collaboration to ensure that it improves the health of individuals and populations. In today’s increasingly connected world, today’s governance challenges include legal, ethical and social aspects of eHealth and the health Internet.
58%of Member States have an eHealth strategyRead more here
55%of countries have legislation to protect electronic patient dataRead more here
87%of countries report having one or more national initiativesRead more here
eHealth at WHO
eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health. The eHealth unit works with partners at the global, regional and country level to promote and strengthen the use of ICT in health development, from applications in the field to global governance. The unit is based in the Department of Service Delivery and Safety in the Cluster of Health Systems and Innovation.