We asked Tanija Tarabay CHIA, from eHealth Queensland, to point to a recent publication/resource that is relevant to a CHIA. She recommends: the World Health Organization’s Global strategy on digital health 2020-2025.
With the focus on digital health within Australia, it is thought provoking to think of digital health strategy in the global context with a vision to improve health for all citizens, while taking into account each country’s health priorities and resources.
The World Health Organization has published a global strategy on digital health that outlines the overarching guiding principles for sustainable adoption of digital health technologies whilst recognising the barriers faced by less developed countries. Strategic objectives provide guidance on global collaboration to improve health outcomes, strengthen governance, mitigate risks and advocate for people-centred health systems. The framework for action is guided by an ability to commit to the implementation of the global strategy, then build on the strategy, measure the effectiveness and then improve on what has been learned. In summary ‘digital health should be an integral part of health priorities and benefit people in a way that is ethical, safe, secure, reliable, equitable and sustainable’ – a global vision indeed!
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Tanija Tarabay AFAIDH CHIA
Clinical Records Manager, eHealth Queensland