Atlas of eHealth Country Profiles- The Use of eHealth in Support of Universal Health Coverage

Based on the Findings of the Third Global Survey on eHealth 2015

June 2016
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    22nd June 2016
  • ISBN 9789241565219
  • Language English
  • Pages 390 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

The third global survey on eHealth conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe)1 has a special focus--the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage. eHealth plays a vital role in promoting universal health coverage in a variety of ways. For instance, it helps provide services to remote populations and underserved communities through telehealth or mHealth. It facilitates the training of the health workforce through the use of eLearning, and makes education more widely accessible especially for those who are isolated. It enhances diagnosis and treatment by providing accurate and timely patient information through electronic health records. And through the strategic use of ICT, it improves the operations and financial efficiency of health care systems.

This Atlas presents data collected on 125 WHO Member States. The survey was undertaken by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth between April and August 2015 and represents the most current information on the use of eHealth in these countries.

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.