mHealth Summit supports progress of eHealth in the Americas

The mHealh Summit, held in Washington D.C., 3-5 December, highlights the best practices in health through the use of mobile devices and fosters the dialogue among leaders in the public and private sectors, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains.

Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of mHealth Alliance, defines mHealth as an extension of eHealth, also known as the traditional health services that use information and communication technologies. Mechael emphasizes that mobile health involves not only the transfer of information, but also the ability to communicate and mobilize for promoting action.

Full story available in Spanish: Cumbre de mSalud apoya el avance de la eSalud en las Américas

Patricia Mechael, Executive Director of mHealth Alliance, speaks about eHealth and mHealth

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