eHealth–Info & communications technology (ICT)

eHealth–Information and communications technology (ICT)

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Includes: Medical records / Information management.
See also: Data / Education, Healthcare provider / Health promotion & education

International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. WHO Global Observatory for eHealth programs
  2. WHO Health statistics and information systems—Topics A-Z
  3. WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
  4. The WHO Quality of Life (WHOQOL)
    WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF)
  5. Medical Records Manual: A Guide for Developing Countries WHO Western Pacific Regional Office 2006
  6. Electronic Health Records-A Manual for Developing Countries WHO Western Pacific Region 2006
  7. Guidelines for Medical Record and Clinical Documentation WHO-SEARO coding workshop September 2007
  8. World Medical Association Declaration on the Rights of the Patient
  9. World Medical Association Declaration on Ethical Considerations Regarding Health Databases

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH)
Teleradiology Service for Mission Hospitals: Initial Experiences–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.

B.Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) Publications
Christian Medical Journal of India (CMJI)—Numerous articles, some contain no references to IS&Gs but appear to demonstrate compliance:
Information & Communications Technology

A. Global Health: Science & Practice-Dedicated to What Works In Global Health Programs. (Johns Hopkins University & USAID collaboration) Topics  Numerous excellent reports, all open access:
Digital Health

B. The Lancet Global Health:
Open Access Publishing 2003

C. New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
Advances in Our Electronic Pages 2014 “complete electronic access available free to anyone connecting to from the 65 most economically disadvantaged countries in the world, as defined by the World Health Organization”
Information Technology and Global Surveillance of Cases of 2009 H1N1 Influenza 2010
Improving Online Access to Medical Information for Low-Income Countries 2004