Feb 6, 2006
Mozambique reports that a national ePolicy to promote the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) across all sectors was implemented in 2003. This initiative has been very effective, as has the implementation of procurement policies to guide software, hardware and content acquisition, introduced in 2002. Public-private partnerships to foster the use of ICT within the health sector are also considered very effective in Mozambique.
Aug 24, 2009
eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training. eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).
Aug 12, 2009
Jan 9, 2006
Kenya reports that the majority of the listed actions to promote an enabling environment for information and communication technologies (ICT) in the health sector have been taken between 2000 and 2005. These actions are rated from moderately to very effective and are predicted to continue over the next two years. The implementation of a national eHealth policy, and creation of regulations to protect the privacy and security of individual patient data where eHealth is used are likely to be introduced by 2008.
Jan 22, 2008
Biometrics refers to the automatic identification of human beings based on their physical and/or behavioural characteristics (Bio = life + Metrics = measurement). These characteristics present some specific properties such as, uniqueness and persistency, making them suitable for this kind of task. Examples of physical characteristics include among others: fingerprints, face, iris, retina, and hand geometry. On the other hand, examples of behavioural characteristics include: signature, voice, keystroke dynamics, etc. The purpose of this book is to serve as an introductory source of information for people interested in Biometrics.
Jan 8, 2007
Oct 26, 2009
First Experiences in Implementation of Biometric Technology to Link Data From Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems with Health Facility Data
In developing countries, Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs) provide a framework for tracking demographic and health dynamics over time in a defined geographical area. Many HDSSs co-exist with facility-based data sources in the form of Health Management Information Systems (HMIS). Integrating both data sources through reliable record linkage could provide both numerator and denominator populations to estimate disease prevalence and incidence rates in the population and enable determination of accurate health service coverage.
Jul 12, 2004
Jan 11, 2010
Jul 17, 2014
The Better Immunization Data Initiative Learning Network (BLN) recently hosted a webinar which outlined the basics for understanding and developing health enterprise architecture. Aimed at both technical and non-technical participants, the talk walked through, in plain language, what enterprise architecture is, why it is important, and how ministries of health can leverage straightforward techniques to develop a national-scale blueprint to guide their ICT investments.