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ITU Regional Initiative on ICT Applications, including e-Health

This project is an integral part of the European regional initiatives adopted by the ITU Resolution 17 (WTDC-10, Hyderabad), with “ICT applications, including e-health”, being one of them.
It aims at assisting Member States in sharing best practices in the implementation of e-applications, including e-health. To achieve this objective, ITU shall jointly with countries in Central and Eastern Europe promote the e-health initiative and help these countries better understand and utilize this ICT application by supporting healthcare system through proper use of information and communication technologies in medical data processing, assisting countries' healthcare efforts in rural and remote areas, and also, reducing the overall costs of healthcare services.

Important Meetings

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Dates: 25-26 September 2012
Meeting: ITU Experts Group Meeting of Regional Initiative for Europe on ICT Applications, in particular e-Health: m-Health: Towards Care, Cure and Prevention
Participation:
Telecommunication Administrations,  Regulatory Authorities, ITU Sector Members (Private Sectors, Academia)
Location:
ITU, Geneva, Switzerland
Organizer: ITU
Focal Point: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe, ITU and Vladimir Stankovic, Consultant, EUR, ITU
PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Dates: 29 June 2012 / Review of the Approach for Regional Initiative (see documents below)
Participation:
Telecommunication Administrations,  Regulatory Authorities, ITU Sector Members (Private Sectors, Academia)
Location:
Physical Meeting and Virtual Meeting
Organizer: ITU
Focal Point: Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe, ITU and Vladimir Stankovic, Consultant, EUR, ITU
A virtual room will be available at: http://itu.adobeconnect.com/ehealth/ Kindly refer to the instructions for joining the meeting remotely. “Guest Access” is enabled for this meeting and there will be an online moderator, assisting the remote participants. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any queries or assistance at EURregion@itu.int.

Objectives of the Regional Initiative

The objectives of this European Regional Initiative are:
  • Faster and easier storage of, transmission of and access to medical data and health-related information for healthcare providers and professionals, citizens/patients, academics, researchers, policy-makers and others;
  • Capacity building and improved delivery of healthcare services, particularly in rural and remote areas;
  • Reduction of operational and administrative costs in implementing healthcare services.
Overview of some activities undertaken within the framework of the Regional Initiative:
  • Stocktaking of the e-health related initiatives
  • Two background papers commissioned addressing the regulatory, policy, strategy, business and technical challenges related to the e-health, in particular m-health
  • Established contacts with key European stakeholders, including European Commission, EIH, Private Sectors
  • Project document under development
  • Experts group meeting on m-health scheduled for 25-26 September 2012

Documents and downloads

 

Who should be part of the Regional Initiative?

 

Managerial Role