Terms of reference
The terms of reference indicate the broad areas of activities undertaken by the NST. The parties agree on a work-plan covering a two year periode of time. Activities are reviewed as required and action taken in line with new situations and requests from member states. Any changes in activities will have to be approved by both parties. The Terms of Reference were revised in connection with the re-designation in 2010, as described in the letter of 22 September 2010.
1. Country work
To provide telemedicine and e-health advice to WHO and its Member States to improve health system and citizens involvement in health promotion, prevention and service.
2. Research and dissemination
To support WHO and its Member States in
- identifying and developing an evidence base on the use of telemedicine and e-health for improving access to and quality of health service delivery, and enhancing performance of health service providers.
- contributing to telemedicine and e-health knowledge generation, and dissemination, through the collection of publicly available information on the applications and impact of telemedicine and e-health.
3. eLearning/human resources development
To facilitate and develop e-learning programs as means for health system capacity building.
The following workplan has been agreed for 2012-2013:
1. Recommendations for an e-health strategy for the Czech Republic
2. Advice to WHO and its MS to improve health system and citizens involvement in health promotion, prevention and service
3. Support the analysis and reporting of the Global eHealth Observatory survey (EURO executive summary report)
4. Support developing eLearning courses
5. Identify and develop mobile based interventions: public health, maternal health
6. Explore potential opportunities for e-inclusion initiatives
7. Revise the Guidelines for a country feasibility study in telemedicine
8. Telemedicine and e-health support in the High North, in collaboration with the ESA ambassador platform
9. New telemedicine activities in the Palestinian Territories
10. Organize a joint WHO Euro-WHO-CC event every 2nd year