Regional Workshop on Developing a National eHealth Strategy Using the WHO/ITU Toolkit

The World Health Organization and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have produced a National eHealth Strategy Toolkit to help deliver direct national benefits frominvestments in eHealth. The primary objective of this workshop is to enable participants to plan the construction and monitoring of national programmes that will deliver a successful national eHealth strategy based on using the Toolkit.

The eHealth Strategy Development Workshop will target Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Viet Nam—which are prioritized countries under the work of the UN Commission on Information and Accountability (CoIA) for Women’s and Children’s Health for advancing eHealth and

innovation. The workshop will be held 25 – 27 September 2013 in Manila, Philippines immediately following the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) Annual Meeting to be held at the same venue 23 – 24 September 2013.

The workshop will help participants develop their understanding of how to use the WHO/ITU National eHealth Strategy Toolkit to help develop well‐formed strategies at a National level. The Toolkit provides a framework and method for the development of a national eHealth vision, actionplan and monitoring framework. It is a resource that can be applied by all governments that are developing or revitalizing a national eHealth strategy, whatever their current level of eHealth advancement. It is a practical, comprehensive, step‐by‐step guide, directed chiefly towards the most relevant government departments and agencies, particularly ministries of health and ministries of information technology and communications.

Although the Toolkit is comprehensive, it does not need to be comprehensively employed. Individual governments and their departments can tailor it to their own national policies, resources and requirements, and to the expectations of their citizens. They can choose, refine and develop the parts that are best for them and create their own unique eHealth vision. However, all the components of a well‐formed strategy will need to have been considered even if not all will require detailed work in each case.

The workshop is structured as ten 90 minute sessions spread over three days (as shown in the attached Annex). Each session will include a “breakout” session during which there will be an opportunity to apply the material presented to some of the real‐life eHealth strategy issues that participants are concerned with.

The workshop will cover the three major parts of developing an eHealth Strategy:

1. Developing a national eHealth vision

2. Developing an implementation roadmap that reflects country priorities and the eHealth context

3. Establishing a national eHealth monitoring and evaluation programme.

Participants will be offered some 1:1 coaching on eHealth strategy development if they wish to have it. Participants should leave with a clear sense of what good practice recommends, and what their priorities and next steps will be in establishing national level eHealth strategy development programmes.

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Conference venue is at Pan Pacific Manila: M. Adriatico corner Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate , Manila City 1004 Philippines. 

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