May 11, 2016
The International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth publishes (in an electronic form) the Report of the Innovation Working Group (IWG) Task Force on the Global Knowledge Commons for m-eHealth Innovations.
The report addresses the key challenge facing digital health, which is that of converting our collective knowledge into a global public good, accessible to all, thus enabling each actor in the ecosystem to benefit from what others know. The document postulates that a Global Knowledge Commons (GKC) for innovation in health or simply "the Commons", would be composed of three main constituents:
- A database of projects, products and services;
- A "Who is who in eHealth" - individual experts and institutions; and
- Reusable m-eHealth knowledge objects, in various formats, such as articles, presentations, videos, etc.
The Commons would leverage existing repositories of the digital health space, and lead to five significant beneficial outcomes:
- Digital intelligence at-a-glance through dash-boards by geography, application area and ...