15 Oct 2019

World Health Organisation Digital Health Guidelines

The World Health Organisation has released its first set of guidelines on digital health interventions.

For the first time, the World Health Organisation has released 10 recommendations to government agencies and public health practitioners on how to use digital health tools to support better health outcomes and access to care. 

Recommendations include: 

  • Using mobile devices for clinical decision support tools 
  • Telemedicine 
  • Supply-chain management. 

Some of the tools, like telemedicine, intend to complement – not replace – in-person care. The purpose of the guidelines is to assist healthcare practices successfully implement digital health tools, whilst protecting privacy.  

The guidelines reflect an increasing value of digital health in the healthcare industry and the need to be prepared to make the transition — an interesting read for any healthcare provider. 

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