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

  • Alvin B Marcelo University of the Philippines Manila
  • Portia Grace F Marcelo Associate professor of Community Medicine
Keywords: eHealth, governance, architecture, management, standards

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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Published
2016-12-04
How to Cite
Marcelo, A., & Marcelo, P. G. (2016). eHealth Governance in the Philippines: State-of-the-Art. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 4, e23 (1-6). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/189
Section
Special Theme: Telehealth in the Philippines