Applying the Resilient Health System Framework for Universal Health Coverage

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016;231:54-62.


Since the 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata affirming health as a fundamental human right, policy-makers and stakeholders have proposed many different strategies to achieve the goal of 'health for all'. However, globally there still remains a lack of access to health information and quality health care, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Digital health holds great promise to improve access and quality of care. We propose using the "resilient health system framework" as a guide to scale-up digital health as a means to achieve universal health care (UHC) and health for all. This article serves as a call to action for all governments to include population-based digital health tools as a foundational element in on-going health system priorities and service delivery.

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Global Health
  • Government Programs
  • Health Priorities*
  • Humans
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Telemedicine*
  • Universal Health Insurance*