La Organización Mundial de la Salud publicó los primeros lineamientos sobre intervenciones sanitarias digitales – comunicado de prensa del 17 de abril 2019:
WHO today released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.
“Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” says WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Ultimately, digital technologies are not ends in themselves; they are vital tools to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”
Over the past two years, WHO systematically reviewed evidence on digital technologies and consulted with experts from around the world to produce recommendations on some key ways such tools may be used for maximum impact on health systems and people’s health.
Los lineamientos y unos documentos adicionales están disponibles en la página web de la OMS: https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/digital-interventions-health-system-strengthening/en/
WHO Guideline – recommendations on digital interventions for health system strengthening, enlace directo:
The key aim of this guideline is to present recommendations based on a critical evaluation of the evidence on emerging digital health interventions that are contributing to health system improvements, based on an assessment of the benefits, harms, acceptability, feasibility, resource use and equity considerations.
This guideline urges readers to recognize that digital health interventions are not a substitute for functioning health systems, and that there are significant limitations to what digital health is able to address.
Una serie de videos de unos de los autores:
El Director General de la OMS Dr. Tedros Adhanhom: