Archives for ‘eHealth’

Virtual Dialogues addressing present and future of eHealth in the Americas begin: New ideas, #eHealthtalks and, upcoming events

The "eHealth Conversations: Information management, dialogue and knowledge exchange to approach universal access to health" project has begun, with more than 300 eHealth professionals discussing and reflecting on the present and future of eHealth in the Americas....

PAHO participates in VII Hospital Conferences on Health Information Systems

Washington, D.C., 16 de noviembre de 2012 (OPS/OMS) – The VII Hospital Conferences on Health Information Systems organized by Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina will take place 28-30 November 2012 and with the participation of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, among others....

Regional Innovation Competition Calls for Proposals on ICT Solutions to Challenges in Public Health

Washington, DC, November 7, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) - The Public eHealth Innovation and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (eSAC) project invites researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in the Region to submit innovative information and communication technologies (ICT)-based solutions to problems and challenges in public health. The competition offers a set of incentives, including cash prizes of up to Can$15,000. Concept notes must be submitted by December 7, 2012....

PAHO launches eHealth Newsletter as a tool to promote cooperation among countries

An electronic mechanism for the exchange of knowledge and experiences is launched by PAHO/WHO as a tool to promote horizontal cooperation among countries in the field of eHealth....

PAHO Presents in Honduras the Regional Strategies on eHealth and on Knowledge Management and Communications

During the 50th anniversary celebration of the National Library of Medicine and the launch of the Virtual Library on Food Safety and Nutrition, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) presented for the first time in Honduras the regional strategies on eHealth and Knowledge Management and Communications....

Walter Curioso comparte experiencias y avances en Telesalud de Perú

El Director General de la Oficina de Estadística de Informática del Ministerio de Salud de Perú, Walter Curioso, comparte las experiencias y los avances en Telesalud de Perú durante su participación en el 9no Congreso Regional de Información y Comunicación en Salud (CRICS9)....

CRICS9 Concludes Sessions with Advances in the Area of Scientific Information and its Relation to eHealth

The ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences and Health Information (CRICS9) marked "a milestone in the areas of management of scientific information and technology, and their relation to eHealth", said the Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses, at the closing session at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)....

Telemedicine: Experts Present Experiences and Best Practices in the Americas

Providing a variety of health services at a distance and in various locations, telemedicine has proven to be a useful tool to improve the health of communities. This was the argument of experts from different organizations and countries, who shared success stories on this subject at the 9th Regional Congress on Health Information Sciences (CRICS9), held 22-24 October at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Washington,...

PAHO/WHO Launches Mobile Application that Monitors Student Health in the Americas

Washington, D.C., 26 October 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – During the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS9), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launches a mobile application that enables health professionals to make evidence-based decisions on student health, while on-the-go. The new eGSHS mobile application provides access to data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS), which monitors students’ behavior related to:...

eHealth Experts Claim Technology Could Provide Solutions to Health Problems

Information and communication technologies can provide solutions to health problems, claimed eHealth specialists at the Ninth Regional Congress on Information Health Sciences (CRICS9), held 22-24 October in Washington DC and organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and its Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences. During the panel titled eHealth Strategies and Public Policies, the president of the American Public Health Association,...