AeHIN Working Council Member and Chief ICT Officer at MOH Bhutan Garab Dorji in a plenary session moderated by AeHIN Executive Director Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran

The World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO SEARO) led the Regional workshop on Strengthening Telemedicine in New Delhi, India from February 7 to 9, 2023.

Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, Executive Director of the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN), participated and moderated plenary sessions during the three-day workshop:

Day 1, Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Plenary II: Global digital health strategy and telemedicine

Plenary IV: Telemedicine and digital health tools for COVID-19 and beyond (Panel Discussion: Bangladesh, Maldives, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka)

WHO overview about (Digital Implementation Investment Guide and WHO TLM Working – TLM Portal)

Day 2, Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Plenary VI: Telemedicine implementation guide Group Work (Session 1)

Current telemedicine and digital health tools for COVID-19 and beyond including consolidated telemedicine implementation guide

Overview of WHO-ITU Global standard for accessibility of telehealth services

Deep dive session on WHO consolidated telemedicine implementation guide

Plenary VII: Group work (Session 1) reporting back with presentations from the country working groups

Plenary IX: Sustainable adoption of telemedicine in national digital health plan strategies (Panel Discussion: Bhutan, Maldives, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand)

Day 3, Thursday, 9 February 2023

Plenary XI: Market analysis for TLM (open sharing exercise) How to strategically develop/implement/ purchase telemedicine services

Mohammed Ameel, Technical Officer for Assistive Technology at WHO SEARO, presented the WHO-ITU Global Standard for Accessibility of Telehealth Services and Tigest Tamrat, Technical Officer at WHO Headquarters (HQ) in Geneva, presented the WHO Consolidated Telemedicine Implementation Guide during the plenary session. An AeHIN Hour on the abovementioned standard and the guide is expected to be scheduled soon.