ePrevention presented at Medetel 2014
Telemedicine in the developing world mirrors prevention activities to a large extent. The primary benefit of telemedicine lies in facilitating remote access to prevention and care (i.e. by increasing speed of access and/or reducing cost of access). It is thus a technique which can be used to reduce inequity of access to health care. Since the developing world contains many examples of barriers to accessible health care, there are good reasons for supposing, a priori, that telemedicine would be a useful technique in the 21st century.
Although formal health economic studies have not been performed, there is some limited information about costs and benefits. The developing world contains some 5400 million people in 127 countries. Suppose that one in every 10 people sees a health-care professional each year, and that in one in 100 of these interactions, the health-care professional concerned would like to seek a second opinion. Then there would be some 5 million referrals to be dealt with each year.
Since the present telemedicine networks collectively are servicing about 5000 referrals per year, at most, this suggests that only 0.1% of the potential demand is being met. Latin America has a limited number of opportunities for training human resources in global health.
The information and communication technology (ICT) 'revolution' has been hailed as the enabling force for developing countries to become more active participants in the global economy. Developed countries are concerned about how to address the dramatic changes in development, urbanization, ageing environmental shifts that are modifying in the diseases.
Two cultural factors, language and education matter a lot in ICT application by young generation.
The use of education technology to make a difference is not just providing nurses with access to ICT, but also providing integrity properly in the hospital by using the appropriate application at different areas.
Objective: e-PREVENTION's goal is to accelerate technology development, deployment, and implementation for sustainability and widespread public health impact.
Project agreement with the WeObservatory
The agreement covers the three following axes:
(a)Telemedicine: support to various forms of investigations on knowledge and skills of participating nurses / personal in the hospital, health center
(b) Library: support to investigations for access to informational resourcesie; public cabins
(c) ePrevention Contents & quality service: Support to generate the bases for the establishment of strategic alliances between the public institutions and participant organizations of the civil society with a view to the implementation of joint initiatives or to the collaboration in concrete actions in strategies for the prevention in the region doing use of the ICT. The adoption of measures would be due to encourage to facilitate the access to the Internet and to increase in general the knowledge of the ICT. Sufficient diversity to serve individuals and communities. The new face in the digital economy is the woman.
Planned activities 2013-2014
1) Dissemination and increased visibility of selected ePrevention virtual courses and workshops as these activities offer a flexible and interactive learning mode.
2) Support to facilitate availability and access to training opportunities in ePrevention for the nurses in the area rural, indigenous people and communities and online library and multimedia resources
3) Telemedicine : information sharing to promote women's access to science, technology and innovation, encouraging the interest of girls and young women in scientific and technological fields.
4) Increased visibility of the nurses in the Latin America and Caribeean
5) Connect with well-known telemedicine networks, which are currently operating in Latin America and Caribeean.
Contacts and collaborations
LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBEEAN
To promote cooperation between parliaments, international, national organizations, civil society and the private and public sectors at the national and regional level to develop ePrevention.
To support the visibility and dissemination of the development of an ePrevention Platform to guide by bridging the path towards Innovation for Women.
Nurses in the digital economy are supposed to have the greatest priority from the government, investors, thinkers and scientists within the next period as it is the most important parameter that will make a real change in our society.
Links and documents
Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Vinar del Mar, Chile, 21 de Mayo 2014
La telemedicina mejora el tratamiento de males infecciosos, 5 de Mayo 2014
Informe de Telemedicina del Perú, OMS, 08 de abril del 2014
Creacion y miembro del grupo hispanico de ISFTEH
GSMA Intelligence: Country overview, Peru, Feburary 2014
The report particularly focuses on operator attitudes to investing in value added services that aim to improve people's lives in verticals such as health, education and finance.
Inteligencia artificial para diagnosticar la tuberculosis