Medical devices and eHealth solutions

The health data ecosystem and big data

The health data ecosystem is described in this conceptual diagram, created by the WHO eHealth unit and the Health Ethics and Policy Lab, Epidemiology Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich.

Compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings

Compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2013

The compendium series of innovative medical devices and eHealth solutions has been created as a neutral platform for technologies which are likely to be suitable for use in low-resource settings.

eHealth project repository

This repository of eHealth projects is a joint effort between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Evidence on eLearning

eLearning for education and training of the health workforce is becoming an integral part of eHealth services worldwide. A recent systematic review examines the evidence.


Software for modeling physical accessibility to health care and geographic coverage


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

The International Telecommunication Union collects telecommunication/ICT data for about 200 economies worldwide. WHO uses these data, together with eHealth survey data, to produce country profiles on eHealth.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD provides a range of broadband-related statistics, including household and business ICT use, coverage and geography, services and speed.

World Bank

The World Bank provides data on information and communications technologies, with sections on economic and social context, ICT sector structure, and ICT sector performance.

Health Information Systems

HIS country ownership & leadership continuum

The HIS country ownership and leadership continuum was developed by WHO, USAID and ITU as a framework for discussing the major components of health information systems, in the context of country ownership.

Contact information

eHealth Unit
Service Delivery and Safety
Health Systems and Innovation
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27