The Joint Learning Network (JLN) has released an eBook on Standards and Interoperability to guide countries who want to link their eHealth Information systems and universal health coverage (UHC) interventions using available standards. The eBook, which will be officially launched in the first week of December, will be presented at the JLN Technical Collaboration Team Meeting at the 3rd AeHIN General Meeting in Manila on December 4-5.
According to JLN, the eBook is meant as a "companion piece" to the ITU-WHO eHealth Strategy Toolkit and to JLN documents and tools on UHC and provider-payor systems.
The document, released in eBook format, is available to readers online and has links to multimedia interviews. A PDF version is also available for downloading and printing here. Other formats for download and reading for Kindle and iBook are being explored.
From responding to major disease outbreaks, to everyday medical treatment, having the right information in the right place at the right time is vital for any national health system. Now health organizations around the globe can improve the management of their information - and in turn their nations' health - with ISO's new set of guidance documents for health informatics.
Global health scares and disease epidemics have shone a glaring light on the ability of countries to manage their nation's health. But even the most minor treatment relies on having robust information systems in place. ISO has published a new set of guidance documents designed to help strengthen national Health Information Systems, with best-practice procedures to ensure the right information is always at hand.
Developed by standards experts from all over the world, ISO/TR 14639: Health informatics - capacity-based eHealth architecture roadmap provides best practice guidance on the implementation and use of information and communications technology, and a framework for health authorities to use when building their own eHealth architectures.
This technical report was developed primarily to assist low and middle income countries, but health systems from more developed countries can also benefit from the expert advice on the different components of a robust eHealth system.
International organizations such as the International Medical Informatics Association and the Asia eHealth Information Network have already made plans to distribute the report to their developing country members.
Purchase the report from your ISO member or the ISO store and learn more about its relevance and usefulness in this briefing note.
Grab copy now of the July-September 2014 The Hexagon, the official newsletter of AeHIN. Click the photo to download.
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Dr Alvin Marcelo
Medical Informatics Unit
University of the Philippines Manila
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita
Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Health System Research Institute
National Health Building
88/39 Tiwanon 14 Road,
Ms Aliyah Lou Evangelista
National Telehealth Center
National Institutes of Health
University of the Philippines