Knowledge management and health

Department of Knowledge Management and Sharing (KMS) at headquarters

eHealth (EHL)

Established in January 2004 the mission of the e-Health unit is to foster generation, management, sharing and use of knowledge, through the application of electronic information and communications technologies (ICT) in order to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes in countries.

Its responsibilities include monitoring trends and identifying new areas of ICT application in health, promoting ICT research and development to meet identified health needs, building capacities for ICT-based knowledge management in countries, providing online access to information needed in countries, knowledge mapping, and development and application of e-Health norms and standards.