Applying the resilient health system framework for universal health coverage

Kendall Ho, Najeeb Al-Shorjabji, Ed Brown, Jennifer Zelmer, Nancy Gabor, Anthony Maeder, Alvin Marcelo, Derek Ritz, Luiz Messina, Margarita Loyola, Patricia Abbott, Jaffer Nazira, Annette McKinnon, Vajira Dissanayake, Aisha Akeel, Neil Gardner, Thomas Doyle

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Since the 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata affirming health as a fundamental human right, policy-makers and stakeholders have proposed many different strategies to achieve the goal of 'health for all'. However, globally there still remains a lack of access to health information and quality health care, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Digital health holds great promise to improve access and quality of care. We propose using the "resilient health system framework" as a guide to scale-up digital health as a means to achieve universal health care (UHC) and health for all. This article serves as a call to action for all governments to include population-based digital health tools as a foundational element in on-going health system priorities and service delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Promise of New Technologies in an Age of New Health Challenges
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers from Global Telehealth 2016
EditorsJim Warren, Kendall Ho, Anthony J. Maeder, Alvin Marcelo
PublisherIOS Press
Pages54-62
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997115
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event5th Global Telehealth Conference, Global Telehealth 2016 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Nov 1 2016Nov 2 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume231
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other5th Global Telehealth Conference, Global Telehealth 2016
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period11/1/1611/2/16

Keywords

  • Digital health
  • Resilient health system
  • Universal health coverage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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