Understanding big data for health as an ecosystem provides a conceptual approach to the various elements and how they fit. It illustrates how changes in one affect the other and shows where possibilities might arise for the use of data. This holistic understanding can assist policy making and public engagement on big data for health.
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.
The Internet offers far-reaching benefits for health. Internet top-level domains related to health, managed in the public interest, could serve the public, civil society, governments and industry, and meet public policy objectives such as the protection of privacy, the facilitation of legitimate enterprise and exchange of health information, knowledge and views. WHO proposes governing principals to ensure trust and confidence in the health Internet.