New WHO Collaborating Centre in Consumer Health Informatics
Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre in consumer health informatics, reflecting the centre’s record of innovation, expertise and joint efforts with the WHO eHealth unit. Consumer health informatics combines technology and health care to help patients manage their health. As a WHO CC, the Centre becomes part of an international collaborative network carrying out activities in support of eHealth.
eHealth discussed at the 66th World Health Assembly
eHealth was on the agenda for the 66th World Health Assembly 20-28 May, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. Member States reviewed a report on eHealth and approved resolution WHA66.24 on eHealth standardization and interoperability. Member States speaking at the session noted the importance of health data standardization as part of health systems and services. The resolution also noted the importance of proper governance and operation of health-related global top-level domain names, including “.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.
WHO Forum on Health Data Standardization and Interoperability
As the specialized United Nations agency for health, WHO organized a Forum on Health Data Standardization and Interoperability at WHO Headquarters in Geneva 3-4 December 2012. Participants included representatives from health data Standards Development Organizations, WHO Member States, academic and research institutions, implementing partners, the donor community, and subject matter experts concerned with development, adoption and implementation of health data standards at national and sub-national level in addition to WHO technical programmes and regional offices. For more information: email@example.com.