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Public eHealth is an inclusive term that encompasses all of the possible applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to public health and related disciplines. Public eHealth includes both traditional applications, such as management information systems, databases, and data sharing networks, and more recent and innovative ones, such as those supported by Web 2.0 solutions.

The project seeks to unite and strengthen the principles of transparency, ethics, and equity through the innovative use of ICTs to enable better health care delivery and access, particularly among undeserved populations.

The eSAC project integrated approach includes:

  • the introduction of various types of incentives to stimulate innovation;
  • support to communication and networking activities;
  • capacity development opportunities;
  • the evaluation of solutions based on information and communication technologies (ICTs) that address priority public health challenges in the region; and
  • activities aimed at informing and sensitizing policy makers.
Additional information on the program, it’s significance and how to apply can be found at: http://new.paho.org/ict4health/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=45&lang=en
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