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WHO Releases First Guideline on Digital Health Interventions


Please take some time to read this piece of news: WHO releases their first guideline on digital health interventions in 2019. Based on this news, the use of digital technologies offers new opportunities now and also facing more challenges. We see many examples in the following steps.

WHO defines digital health or the use of digital technologies for health has become a salient field of practice for employing routine and innovative forms of information and communications technology (ICT) to address health needs. The term digital health is rooted in eHealth, which is defined as “The use of information and communications technology in support of health and health-related fields”.
  • How do you think of this guideline on digital health interventions?

On the link below is the guideline from WHO. This guideline is relatively long. If you are interested, we suggest you read the executive summary and introduction only. You will have an understanding of the background information and how it relates to mHealth. Skipping this part will not affect your learning. You can mark complete to continue.

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