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National eHealth Strategy Toolkit

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Worldwide, the application of information and communication technologies to support national health-care services is rapidly expanding and increasingly important. This is especially so at a time when all health systems face stringent economic challenges and greater demands to provide more and better care, especially to those most in need. The National eHealth Strategy Toolkit is an expert, practical guide that provides governments, their ministries and stakeholders with a solid foundation and method for the development and implementation of a national eHealth vision, action plan and monitoring framework. All countries, whatever their level of development, can adapt the Toolkit to suit their own circumstances. Representing one of the most significant collaborations in recent years between the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union, the Toolkit is a landmark in understanding what eHealth is, what it can do, and why and how it should be applied to health care today.

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Foreword and Acknowledgements

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are pleased to present this National eHealth Strategy Toolkit. WHO and ITU have a long history of working together, and this new publication represents one of our most substantial and significant collaborations of recent years. It fully reflects the importance that the governing bodies of our two organizations attach to the development of national eHealth strategies.

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