The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with support from the Spanish Cooperation, has created the first Laboratory on eHealth for the Americas, in response to the commitment made with Member States to offer a space that encourages research, promotion and debate of the objectives and strategies on the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to public health.

The Laboratory on eHealth for the Americas is a portal that offers experiences and eHealth developments in countries in the Americas. It also offers a collection of recommended readings, tools and expert inputs to support the development of national eHealth strategies.

This collaborative workspace also responds to one of the indicators of the PAHO/WHO Strategy and Plan of Action on eHealth for the Americas, adopted by Member States in 2011, which seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of health systems in the Americas, and to improve access and quality of these health systems through the use of ICT.