eHealth projects in México: The contribution of tecnológico de monterrey
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012. All rights reserved. This chapter provides illustrations of how eHealth and telemedicine can play important roles in providing health care - especially health prevention and education - to Mexican citizens, despite difficult conditions. The use of technology to improve health-care delivery and services has resulted in improvements in health indicators, and the long-term vision and planning strategy of the Ministry of Health, who, despite political changes within the country, has championed continuity in health-care implementation over several decades. The projects described in this chapter are the Community Learning Centers and the eHealth Project implemented by Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Health Department of the state of Nuevo León, respectively. These examples illustrate how to take advantage of modern technology and transform it into valuable tools for health education and improvement. The chapter also shows how an academic institution can collaborate and be part of a state initiative to maximize health benefits for society.