Global diffusion of eHealth: Making universal health coverage achievable

Report of the third global survey on eHealth
by Peter Drury, Robyn Whittaker, Richard Wootton et al.
World Health Organization, Global Observatory for eHealth, 2016

160 pp. 3.2 MB
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/252529/1/9789241511780-eng.pdf

This third global survey of the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) investigated how eHealth can support universal health coverage (UHC) in Member States. A total of 125 countries participated in the survey – a clear reflection of the growing interest in this area. The report considers eHealth foundations built through policy development, funding approaches and capacity building in eHealth through the training of students and professionals. It then observes specific eHealth applications such as mHealth, telehealth, electronic health records systems and eLearning and how these contribute to the goals of UHC.

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