At the kind invitation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan, ITU is organizing the workshop "E-health services in low-resource settings: Requirements and ITU role" from 4-5 February 2013 at the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.
The workshop is a follow-up on the Joint ITU-WHO workshop on e-health Standards and Interoperability (April 2012) and aims at facilitating information sharing between e-health experts and to increase the understanding between developed and developing countries of what are the common threads, the different priorities and the challenges amongst the identified priorities and needs for implementation of e-health services in low-resource settings. The overarching goal is to identify a comprehensive roadmap for ITU activities towards implementation of e-health services in low-resource settings that includes the necessary standardization and interoperability studies. In addition, the results of this workshop will feed into the work of the relevant ITU-D and ITU-T Study Groups as well as the ITU-T Focus Group on Machine to Machine (M2M) Service Layer.
The workshop is open to interested participants and experts from the Asia-Pacific region, ITU Member States, Sector Members, ITU-D and ITU-T Study Group Associates, including representatives from regional and international organizations.