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From the International Medical Informatics Association

WHO: Call for Innovative Health Technologies for Low-resource Settings Compendium 2013

WHO are seeking input to develop the 2013 edition of their Compendium of innovative health technologies: medical devices and eHealth solutions. The Compendium series was initiated to encourage a dialogue between stakeholders and stimulate further development and technology dissemination. The deadline for submission is 15 March 2013, and submissions are invited from all sectors.

An important and unique feature of this publication is that the health technologies included are particularly suitable for use in low-resource settings. Medical devices and eHealth solutions have the potential to improve lives. However, too many people worldwide suffer because they don’t have access to the appropriate health technologies. This call highlights the importance of these innovative technologies towards improved health outcomes and the quality of life. WHO aims to raise awareness of the pressing need for appropriate design solutions.

Please note that submissions are invited from all sectors and that the closing date this year will be 15 March 2013.

Full details including the submission forms are available at http://www.who.int/ehealth There is a PDF file describing the context and what information is requested (http://www.who.int/entity/ehealth/Compendium_2013.pdf) – in addition, there are separate forms for the two categories of submission (eHealth solutions and medical devices).

The previous compendium can be found at: www.who.int/ehealth/resources/compendium2012/en/index.html

January 15, 2013 Posted by | ehealth, WHO | , , | Leave a comment