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The UNSW School of Public Health & Community Medicine is designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre on eHealth, with Professor Siaw-Teng Liaw as Head of the Centre. The Collaborating Centre program of work for 2018-2021 will support:

1.    WHO activities in eHealth in areas such as strategy development, implementation, capacity building and evaluation; and

2.    WHO regional activities in eHealth in areas such as capacity building implementation and evaluation at the country level.

The Collaborating Centre will work together with WHO regional offices to mobilize country actions around eHealth implementation and evaluation and capacity building at the country level to develop and implement Integrated Person Centred Health Services to support Universal Health Coverage within the inter-sectoral framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.*

* Liaw ST et al. Global eHealth, Social Business and Citizen Engagement: A Natural Convergence? In: A.V. Gundlapalli et al. (Eds.). MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics. Hangzhou, China: IIMIA & IOS Press, 2017, p. 773-7

Activities include:

  • systematic review and evaluation of the existing and reported methods for successful capacity building, implementation and evaluation;
  • assessment of informatics capability maturity and readiness models that could help countries to evaluate their status and move forward with their eHealth strategy implementation;
  • development of evaluation guides, including the assessment of inputs, mechanism, impact and outcome in context, to be pilot-tested in selected countries prior to wider roll out.
  • Capacity building activities include formal training in research & evaluation conducted in UNSW as well as in the field with on-site training and support activities in member countries.

The vision is global eHealth development, implementation, research and capacity building, particularly in the Asia Pacific countries. This includes the integration of citizen and community engagement, social enterprise and eHealth practice and principles to achieve and sustain integrated person centred health services that are safe and effective, accessible, equitable and culturally appropriate.

 

Terms of Reference: AUS 135 WHO Collaborating Centre on eHealth

TOR 1: To support WHO activities in eHealth in areas including strategy development, implementation, capacity building and evaluation.

Activity 1:  Capacity building in support of country’s eHealth implementation through systematic review and evaluation of the existing and reported methods for successful implementation

Activity 2: Develop mixed methods evaluation and assessment of inputs, mechanism, impact and outcome in context (related to selected areas in Activity 1

TOR 2: To support WHO regional activities in eHealth in areas such as capacity building and evaluation at the country level

Activity 1:  Capacity building in support of country’s eHealth implementation through training and support with a focus on collaborative research and evaluation in eHealth

Activity 2: In collaboration with WHO regional office, provide required training around methodologies developed in TOR1 to WHO member states to mobilize the country actions around eHealth implementation and evaluation at the country level.

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