KBR’s primary mandate in eHealth is the development of national strategies. Some projects are:
National eHealth Strategies
Description: The PAHO eHealth program is represented in category 4 of the PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019: Health Systems, in the “Health Systems Information and Evidence” program in section 4 under the output 4.4.2 which addresses the “Implementation of the regional Strategy and Plan of Action on eHealth” using the “Number of countries and territories implementing an eHealth strategy” as an indicator.
Status: Ongoing. The countries currently working on the development of a national eHealth strategy with the support of PAHO are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago.
Information of interest: Pan American Health Organization. PAHO Program and Budget (2014-2015) [Internet]. 52nd Directing Council of PAHO, 65th Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas; 2013 Sep 30-Oct 4; Washington (DC), US. Washington (DC): PAHO; 2013 (Document OD346) [cited 2014 Feb 1].
National eHealth Strategy Toolkit
Description: The Toolkit provides a framework and method for the development of a national eHealth vision, action plan and monitoring framework. It is a resource that can be applied by all governments that are developing or revitalizing a national eHealth strategy, whatever their current level of eHealth advancement.
Information of interest: World Health Organization (WHO) and International Telecommunication Unit (ITU). National eHealth Strategy Toolkit; 2012.
Partners: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)