Global Observatory for eHealth

Atlas of eHealth country profiles 2015: The use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage

Based on the findings of the 2015 global survey on eHealth

Authors:
World Health Organization

Atlas of eHealth country profiles 2015

Publication details

Number of pages: 392
Publication date: February 2016
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 924 1565219

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Overview

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 in a variety of ways. 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 diagnosis and treatment by providing accurate and timely patient information through electronic health records. And through the strategic use of ICT, it improves the operations and financial efficiency of health care systems.

This Atlas presents data collected on 125 WHO Member States. The survey was undertaken between April and August 2015 and represents the most current information on the use of eHealth in these countries. The Atlas will be a useful and unique reference tool for policy makers, eHealth planners and professionals.