Regional strategy for strengthening ehealth in the South-East Asia Region, WHO (2014-2020)
AbstractThe WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia has prepared a “Regional Strategy for Strengthening eHealth in the South-East Asia Region, 2014–2020” with a vision that is affordable, appropriate and sustainable eHealth is established as one of the foundations of health systems in achieving the desired health outcomes in the SEA R. The Regional eHealth Strategy and the Bangkok Declaration were endorsed and signed by the SEAR Member States during a Regional High-Level Meeting on e/mHealth held in Bangkok, Thailand, during 17–19 November 2013. The Honourable Ministers and country delegates signed the final draft of these documents for galvanizing political will to prioritize eHealth in increasing health outcomes for the country's citizens. The goal is to provide a harmonized and comprehensive eHealth strategic framework and technical support to the Member States in implementing the strategic framework by 2020. It was agreed that the strategy would focus on the following four key areas: Strategy Area 1: Policy and strategy Promote and support the formulation, execution and evaluation of effective, comprehensive and sustainable public policies and strategies on the implementation of eHealth through shared responsibility of health and allied sectors. Strategic Area 2: Tools and methods Improve public health through the use of tools and methodologies based on innovative ICT. Strategic Area 3: Collaboration and partnership Promote and facilitate horizontal cooperation among countries and all key stakeholders for development of the e/mHealth agenda for the Region. Strategic Area 4: Human resource development Promote knowledge management, education in ICT and better access to information as a key element for health promotion and health care. The WHO Regional Office would need to mobilize support from partners in order to implement the work committed in the strategy. The strategy is aimed at policy makers and Health Professionals in the area of eHealth and health informatics.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). Regional strategy for strengthening ehealth in the South-East Asia Region, WHO (2014-2020). World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/160760
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