The rapid and dramatic pace of change in eHealth technologies requires quick decisions, often without the support of strong evidence. This is particularly true in last mile communities where the need for healthcare is most urgent. Thus, there is often insufficient evidence about the impact of technology and eHealth programs from which to base policymaking and public financing decisions.
Governments play a critical role in expanding eHealth technology and access by providing a regulatory environment and funding for eHealth initiatives. To support quicker decision-making, the Global eHealth Foundation works with local and national governments to advocate for policies and legislation that advance eHealth technology and programs.
Understanding the fast-changing technology landscape is key. We will bring our technology and government partners together to reach a consensus about legislative barriers, technology needs and solutions, and policies and regulations that accelerate eHealth projects. Alongside our partners we make the case for eHealth by explaining existing challenges and the potential for eHealth programs to bridge the healthcare gap.