Global Observatory for eHealth Series Series 2


Opportunities and Developments in Member States

Report on the Second Global Survey on eHealth 2009
July 2011
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    26th July 2011
  • ISBN 9789241564144
  • Language English
  • Pages 90 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"

The eHealth series is primarily meant for government ministries of health, information technology, and telecommunications, as well as others working in eHealth — academics, researchers, eHealth professionals, nongovernmental organizations, and donors.

The telemedicine module of the 2009 survey examined the current level of development of four fields of telemedicine: teleradiology, teledermatogy, telepathology, and telepsychology, as well as four mechanisms that facilitate the promotion and development of telemedicine solutions in the short- and long-term: the use of a national agency, national policy or strategy, scientific development, and evaluation. Telemedicine: Opportunities and Developments in Member States discusses the results of the telemedicine module, which was completed by 114 countries (59% of Member States).

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.