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e-Health Evaluation: Bellagio Call to Action Released

The document “Call to Action on Global eHealth Evaluation – Consensus Statement of the WHO Global eHealth Evaluation Meeting, Bellagio, September 2011″ has been made publicly available. It can be found at http://knowledge-gateway.org/?8c9t3lnv (84kb, .docx format).

It is noted that “large numbers of ehealth projects have been funded by development agencies over the last decade (with an estimate that the total for the major agencies including PEPFAR, USAID, the World Bank, the Global Fund etc. is between three and five Billion dollars). The key questions of whether these eHealth systems function well and whether they have a beneficial impact on health is rarely answered. In September a group 19 experts in ehealth, development and evaluation met at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio center in Italy to address the question of why so few evaluations are performed and how to increase the quality and quantity of evaluations. The “Call to Action” is the first deliverable from the meeting and lays out the key issues identified. It includes a list of the key action items.

Thanks to the PAHO/WHO Knowledge Management and Communication KMC – Knowledge Sharing email list for information on this publication.

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October 31, 2011 - Posted by | miscellany | , ,

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