Inter-ministerial Roundtable on the use of ICTs to attain universal health coverage
A high-level inter-ministerial roundtable on eHealth was held on 24 May in Geneva, Switzerland as an official side event of the 69th World Health Assembly. Co-organized by WHO and ITU, the event brought together for the first time in a major UN meeting ministers of health and telecommunication/ICT to exchange views on how policies and cross-sectoral collaboration between the two sectors can foster innovation to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health services.
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.