Posted by: marcelodagostino | February 20, 2012

2011 – PAHO’s Directing Council Approves eHealth Strategy and Plan of Action

The 51st Directing Council today approved the eHealth Strategy and Action Plan, which seeks to improve access to and quality of health services through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Among other things, these technologies are expected to increase efficiency in the use of time and resources and improve inputs for complex decision-making, including for patient diagnosis and treatment.

eSalud - Aprobada por los Estados Miembros de la OPS/OMS en 2011

PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses said the new strategy would help consolidate regional eHealth initiatives, prevent duplication of efforts, and ensure optimal use of human and financial resources. She said the strategy had been developed in consultation with institutions including the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), and the Organization of American States (OAS). Read more…


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