From the International Medical Informatics Association

WHO Global Observatory for eHealth Series Publication on Telemedicine

Telemedicine – Opportunities and developments in Member States is the latest publication in the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth ( series.

Published in January 2011, this 96 page document is part of a series of reports based on the second Global Observatory on eHealth (GOe) Survey, and is the result of a productive collaboration between the GOe and the University of British Columbia, eHealth Policy Unit.. Available for download as a PDF file ( – 3.5MB). WHO ISBN 978 92 4 156414 4 – 13 January 2011.

This second volume of the Global Observatory for eHealth series examines trends in the uptake of telemedicine, from the well established to newly emerging telemedicine applications, with an emphasis on the needs of developing countries. The publication is targeted at telemedicine practitioners and policymakers in health and information technology, as well as health care practitioners interested in adopting telemedicine services. The data and information would be useful for planning and evaluation of telemedicine services.

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