mHealth. eHealth. Are they that different?

I want to say thanks to @SoroyaJulian for inviting me to the #esac Twitter chat. I see this as a great resource for learning about eHealth, Public eHealth, mHealth and other concepts we hear so much about.Here’s a quick rundown of what went on.

https://twitter.com/#!/FelipeMejiaMedi/status/157619500563447808

https://twitter.com/#!/katellington/status/157619995692638208

One of the things I wanted to learn about was the difference, if any, between mhealth and ehealth. Felipe Mejia Medi, who facilitated the charts, did a great job of helping us decipher the nuances between the two.

https://twitter.com/#!/FelipeMejiaMedi/status/157621068805308416

https://twitter.com/#!/DianeBFrancis/status/157624568238981120

So, if you like the conversation so far, you don’t have the wait until next Thursday’s (@7PM EST) chat. This being Twitter, I’m sure you can have your say at any time. Just make sure to use the hashtag esac (#esac). Do you have another definition for ehealth? Is there really a difference between mhealth and ehealth?

Join the conversation and follow me @DianeBFrancis.

Can ICTs help eliminate health inequities? Join #esac on Thurs., Jan 12th @ 7PM to find out

Happy New Year!

I know we’re well into January, but now is as good a time as any to begin blogging again.

First up, the folks over at PAHO’s Public eHealth Innovation and Equity in Latin American and the Caribbean (eSAC) have been hosting another Twitter Chat tomorrow evening (Thursday, Jan 12th) at 7pm EST; #esac. If you missed last week’s chat, I’m including a screenshot of a portion of it. If you have any questions related to health inequities/health disparities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the role of ICTs (management information services, data sharing networks, web 2.0/3.0 applications such as blogs and mobile apps) in combating those, this is the people to connect with.

So join tomorrow’s chat. Log in to Twitter at 7PM EST and use the hashtag ecas (#esac).