WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions (12)

23 April, 2019

Dear Anna

Thank you very much for your excellent quotation. Clarifying terminology is an integral part of our work. We know for fact that patients die and millions of dollars are wasted as a result of not using proper standardized terminology. In fact part of the mess in health information management is simply because many healthcare facilities misuse clinical and management terminology. For these reasons I wanted to just confirm that digital or electronic health in [is] broader than mobile health.

Best regards. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI, Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth

HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group.



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