Archives for ‘eHealth’

CRICS9: Experts Highlight Importance of eHealth in Access to Health Services

Access to health services in the region and the role of information technology and communications to achieve were the main axes of the opening of the Ninth Regional Congress of Information in Health Sciences (CRICS9), organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and its Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences (BIREME), between 22 and 24 October in Washington, DC....

CRICS9 / eHealth: Experts to Explore Applications of Information Technology and Communication in Health Care – Follow the Event Online!

Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information, organized by PAHO/WHO and BIREME, to be held on October 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., October 18, 2012 (PAHO/OMS). Professionals in the fields of health and information sciences will participate in the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS9), organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and their affiliated Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health...

eHealth: Experts to Explore Applications of Information Technology and Communication in Health Care

Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information, organized by PAHO/WHO and BIREME, to be held on October 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., October 18, 2012 (PAHO/OMS). Professionals in the fields of health and information sciences will participate in the Ninth Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS9), organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and their affiliated Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health...

ITU and WHO launch mHealth initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases

Plan to save lives and reduce costs agreed at ITU Telecom World 2012 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2012 – The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a new partnership called the ‘mHealth’ Initiative to use mobile technology, in particular text messaging and apps, to help combat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases....

“Eighteen years later, from the Patagonia Argentina to the rest of the Americas, eHealth”

These were the words of the Assistant Secretary of Public Policies in Health in Rio Negro, Argentina, during the first national workshop on eHealth in that country Washington, DC, October 12, 2012 (PAHO/WHO)-As part of the implementation of the Regional Strategy on eHealth of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the first national workshop in Argentina was held in the city of Viedma, province of Rio Negro....

“Sometimes a human is the best technology for eHealth”

Karl Brown shares his vision and the experience of the Rockefeller Foundation on the use of information and communication technologies in public health Washington, D.C., 5 October 2012–In the framework of its Digital Literacy Program, and as a part of the implementation of the eHealth Strategy for the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launched its eHealth Webinar Series that will support the development and strengthening of individual and...

Health information on the way to becoming a regional public good

Washington, D.C., 2 October 2012 (PAHO/WHO) - Health authorities from throughout the Americas endorsed a new regional Strategy and Plan of Action on Knowledge Management and Communications that promotes health information as a public good that should be free and widely accessible to help people make informed decisions about health issues....

Virtual dialogues will address the present and future of eHealth in the Americas

PAHO/WHO calls on professionals to participate in “eHealth Conversations” Washington, DC, Monday, 1 October, 2012 – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) calls on professionals that work in the field of eHealth to brainstorm, discuss and reflect on the present and future of the use and application of information and communication technologies in public health in the Americas. The virtual dialogues will be part of a project titled "eHealth...

eHealth Seminar: Experience and Vision of the Rockefeller Foundation

The eHealth Strategy and Plan of Action for the Americas promotes knowledge and information sharing among member states and stakeholders. To that end, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launches the eHealth Seminar Series on Friday, October 5, 2012. The seminars will discuss different themes of relevance and key players working on eHealth globally to ensure knowledge sharing among people and institutions and convergence in the implementation of...

Register Online for CRICS9: the 9th Regional Congress of Information in Health Sciences

Professionals interested in attending the 9th Regional Congress of Information in Health Sciences (CRICS9) can now register online in the CRICS9 website. The event will be held 22-24 October 2012, at the Pan American Health Organization Headquarters in Washington, D.C. CRICS9 is the most important forum for the exchange of information on programs, projects, systems, and networks of information and scientific communication in health in the region of the Americas. Under...