eHealth Governance in the Philippines: State-of-the-Art

Alvin B Marcelo, Portia Grace F Marcelo

Abstract


eHealth is defined by the World Health Organization as the use of information and communications technology for health. Countries are beginning to realise its importance and are starting to make key investments. Yet the complexity involved with building and maintaining national-scale health information systems overwhelms most governments. The Philippines is adopting the AeHIN National eHealth Capacity Roadmap which recommends a proper sequence of structural reforms starting from strategy (WHO-ITU National eHealth Strategy Toolkit) to governance (COBIT5) to architecture (TOGAF) and to program management. These interventions were designed to build capacity in the public and private health sectors for cooperation and collaboration around better information systems in support of patient care and public health.



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eHealth; governance; architecture; management; standards

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Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. ISSN 2308-0310