Digital Health Platform Handbook: Building a Digital Information Infrastructure for Health
Abstract: The COVID-19 global health emergency has dramatically underlined the importance of harnessing the full power of digital technologies to strengthen health systems and programmes. The Digital Health Platform Handbook aims to assist countries with the advancement of their national digital health system, specifically through the use of a digital health platform, or DHP. This digital platform provides the underlying foundation for the various digital health applications and systems used to support health and care services. It enables individual applications and systems to interoperate and work together in an integrated manner. It provides a central hub, linking together disparate and unconnected systems and applications, enabling faster, more efficient and more reliable information exchange, and promoting increased access to health data across a range of applications and devices.
Resource Type: Guidance and Tools