The third global survey on eHealth conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe)has a special focus – the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage. eHealth plays a vital role in promoting universal health coverage. For instance, it helps provide services to remote populations and underserved communities through telehealth or mHealth. It facilitates the training of the health workforce through the use of eLearning, and makes education more widely accessible especially for those who are isolated. It enhances patient diagnosis and treatment by providing accurate and timely patient information through electronic health records. Through the strategic use of ICT it improves the operations and financial efficiency of health care systems.The results of the survey will be used to produce a global report with recommendations on how to enhance the progress being made towards achieving universal health coverage in countries through eHealth. It will be complemented by an Atlas of eHealth Country Profiles.
GOe Global Survey 2015
WHO Third Global Survey on eHealth
World Health Organization (WHO)