Safety and security on the Internet

Safety and Security on Internet: challenges and advances in Member States. WHO Global Observatory for eHealth. World Health Organization, 2011

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“Safety and security on the Internet: challenges and advances in Member States is the fourth volume of the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth series. It explores controversial and complex issues facing society such as Internet pharmacies and their control and regulation, mechanisms to combat escalating Internet security threats, government strategies to protect children and adolescents online, and practices to control quality and reliability of online health information.

This publication provides the detailed results and analysis from the second global survey on eHealth. It emphasizes the need for citizen- and institution- government-related action and suggests approaches on how to build on existing initiatives and navigating the obstacles along the way.”




Aplicación “” para iPhone

Como ya comentamos en un post anterior, es un portal cuyo principal objetivo es  ayudar a médicos y pacientes a encontrar información en salud, poniendo a su alcance herramientas 2.0. Pues bien, ya dispone de una aplicación gratuita para  iPhone. Esta aplicación  va a hacer, sin duda, mucho más fácil  el acceso a  los recursos seleccionados. curates online medical resources in social media for patients and medical professionals for free in over 15 languages in over 80 medical specialties and conditions. This application makes it easier to access these selected resources on smartphones and also includes a Health 2.0 Quiz which was designed to help empowered patients and medical professionals know more about the world of medicine and social media.”

Descargar: Webicina on iTunes




The Global People-centred eHealth Innovation Forum

Guest Editors: David Novillo-Ortiz and Alejandro R Jadad

European eHealth conference, hosted by the Health – Ministry of Spain in Barcelona, 15 – 18 March 2010

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The Global People-centred eHealth Innovation Forum” en una publicación del BMJ Group y  ha sido posible gracias a la Agencia de Calidad del Sistema Nacional de Salud del Ministerio de Sanidad, Política Social e Igualdad.


  • Knowledge management as a key element for healthcare quality. P Rivero Corte
  • eHealth governance: the Spanish approach. E Gil Zorzo, L Lozano
  • The Global People-centred eHealth Innovation. AR Jadad
  • PAHO/WHO: eHealth conceptual model and work programme for Latin America and the Caribbean. M D’Agostino, D Novillo-Ortiz
  • Beyond the gadgets: socioeconomic, educational and political implications of people-centred health enabled by eHealth. S Eccles, S Muttitt, JC DiLucca, A March, M Winfield
  • People-centred healthcare systems: opportunities and challenges. Y Quintana, NM Lorenzi, M Shani
  • Human-centred eHealth: current opportunities, challenges and the way forward for China. Y Su, J Talburt, J Soar

The Global People-centred eHealth Innovation Forum. London: BMJ Group, 2011. 30p.



Telemedicine: Opportunities and developments in Member States

Telemedicine: opportunities and developments in Member States: report on the second global survey on eHealth 2009. WHO Global Observatory for eHealth. World Health Organization, 2010

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“Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have great potential to address some of the challenges faced by both developed and developing countries in providing accessible, cost effective, high-quality health care services. Telemedicine uses ICTs to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for rural and underserved communities in developing countries – groups that traditionally suffer from lack of access to health care…

… Telemedicine, a term coined in the 1970, which literally means “healing at a distance”, signifies the use of ICT to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to care and medical information. Recognizing that there is no one definitive definition of telemedicine – a 2007 study found 104 peer-reviewed definitions of the word ( – the World Health Organization has adopted the following broad description:

‘The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities’





Atlas eHealth country porfiles

Atlas eHealth country profiles: based on the findings of the second global survey on eHealth. WHO Global Observatory for eHealth. World Health Organization, 2010

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“This publication presents data on the 114 WHO Member States that participated in the 2009 global survey on eHealth. Intended as a reference to the state of eHealth development in Member States, the publication highlights selected indicators in the form of country profiles.

The objectives of the country profiles are to:

  • Describe the current status of the use of ICT for health in Member States; and
  • Provide information concerning the progress of eHealth applications in these countries.”