WHO Forum on Health Data Standardization and Interoperability

Geneva, 3 December 2012– The Forum on Health Data Standardization and Interoperability, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), will be held 3-4 December in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Interoperability has been recognized as essential to achieving the full potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and medical devices in support of health systems as part of the overall socioeconomic development of countries,” said the director of Knowledge Management and Sharing at WHO, Najeeb Al-shorbaji.

This week in the eHealth Virtual Dialogues: 26-30 November

This week, professionals continued to debate ideas and to reflect on the present and future of eHealth in the Americas, as they participated in the project “eHealth Conversations: ” of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Among others, they discussed the following eHealth topics: infrastructure, telemedicine, access to information, policies, education, and electronic medial records.

Join the Virtual Seminar: eGovernment and its importance for eHealth

Electronic government (or e-Government) and its importance to e-Health will be discussed by Miguel Porrúa, senior e-Government specialist at the Organization of American States (OAS), during an virtual eHealth seminar to be held on 12 December 2012. The second in a series organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the virtual seminar is open to the public free of charge.

According to the OAS, e-Government is the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to operations in the public sector to increase efficiency, transparency, and citizen participation. Both e-Government and e-Health facilitate access to services by using ICTs to accelerate national development.

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).