The “conundrum” of eHealth
               Misha Kay
                Manager
    Global Observatory for eHealth
   World He...
Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe)
Established 2005


• Provide timely and quality evidence to improve
  policy, practic...
Survey activity on eHealth


• 2005/2006 – First global survey

• 2009 – Second global survey
  (closed November 2009)

  ...
GOe publications

• eHealth tools and services – Needs of the
  Member States (2006)
• Building foundations for eHealth – ...
eHealth series planned for
               2010 - 2011
•   eHealth foundation policies
•   eHealth policies – systematic re...
Definitions

• Sustainability is the capacity to endure
  (Wikipedia)
• Conundrum is a logical postulation that evades
  r...
Conundrum



• Is sustainability of healthcare possible without
  eHealth?

OR

• Is eHealth itself sustainable?
Key indicators from global eHealth
survey 2009

Trends in:
• eHealth policy
• Funding scenarios for eHealth
• Capacity bui...
eHealth policy - global
eHealth policy - World Bank income
group
Implementation of eHealth policy -
global
eHealth policy implementation –
World Bank income group
Public funding - global
Private funding - global
Donor support - global
Public-private partnerships - global
Funding scenarios - WB income
group
ICT training - global
ICT training - WB income group
Sustainability – criteria


Favourable policy environment
• Visionary eHealth policy which recognizes the
  scope and pote...
Criteria


Funding scenarios
• Public funding
• Multiple funding sources
• Sufficient resources to complete / sustain
  pr...
Criteria


Workforce capacity
• ICT training for health sciences students at
  university and continuing education for
  p...
eHealth sustainability?

High and upper-middle income countries

• More advanced
• Generally solid support from government...
eHealth sustainability?

Low and lower-middle income countries

• Behind but may be able to leapfrog in some cases
• Varia...
The prognosis?




          Thank you!
          Misha Kay
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Healthcare Systems Sustainability. The "conundrum" of Health

  1. 1. The “conundrum” of eHealth Misha Kay Manager Global Observatory for eHealth World Health Organization, Geneva
  2. 2. Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) Established 2005 • Provide timely and quality evidence to improve policy, practice and management of eHealth • Raise awareness and commitment of governments to advance eHealth • Disseminate research findings on key eHealth areas as a reference for governments and policy-makers
  3. 3. Survey activity on eHealth • 2005/2006 – First global survey • 2009 – Second global survey (closed November 2009) 60% response rate from Member States
  4. 4. GOe publications • eHealth tools and services – Needs of the Member States (2006) • Building foundations for eHealth – Progress of Member States (2007) • Building foundations for eHealth in Europe (2008) http://www.who.int/goe
  5. 5. eHealth series planned for 2010 - 2011 • eHealth foundation policies • eHealth policies – systematic review • mHealth • Telehealth • eLearning in health sciences • Management of patient information • Legal and ethical frameworks for eHealth • eHealth country profiles In seven languages
  6. 6. Definitions • Sustainability is the capacity to endure (Wikipedia) • Conundrum is a logical postulation that evades resolution, an intricate and difficult problem (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
  7. 7. Conundrum • Is sustainability of healthcare possible without eHealth? OR • Is eHealth itself sustainable?
  8. 8. Key indicators from global eHealth survey 2009 Trends in: • eHealth policy • Funding scenarios for eHealth • Capacity building All data currently unpublished
  9. 9. eHealth policy - global
  10. 10. eHealth policy - World Bank income group
  11. 11. Implementation of eHealth policy - global
  12. 12. eHealth policy implementation – World Bank income group
  13. 13. Public funding - global
  14. 14. Private funding - global
  15. 15. Donor support - global
  16. 16. Public-private partnerships - global
  17. 17. Funding scenarios - WB income group
  18. 18. ICT training - global
  19. 19. ICT training - WB income group
  20. 20. Sustainability – criteria Favourable policy environment • Visionary eHealth policy which recognizes the scope and potential • Legal and ethical frameworks for eHealth • Actual implementation
  21. 21. Criteria Funding scenarios • Public funding • Multiple funding sources • Sufficient resources to complete / sustain projects
  22. 22. Criteria Workforce capacity • ICT training for health sciences students at university and continuing education for professionals • Specialist training for specific eHealth applications
  23. 23. eHealth sustainability? High and upper-middle income countries • More advanced • Generally solid support from governments – on the agenda • eHealth policies / funding support / capacity of workforce - relatively advanced • Legal and ethical issues – on the agenda • Interoperability - priority • Research and experimentation
  24. 24. eHealth sustainability? Low and lower-middle income countries • Behind but may be able to leapfrog in some cases • Variable government support • eHealth policies / funding support / capacity of workforce - require significant support • Legal and ethical issues – early days • Interoperability – more work • Research and experimentation – funding and exchanges required
  25. 25. The prognosis? Thank you! Misha Kay
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