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The incredible potential to improve global health delivery through appropriate use of health information technology (HIT) drives discussion in this community. Members connect to learn about feasibility, planning, and implementation of a broad spectrum of HIT projects, including electronic medical record systems and mobile devices.

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Joaquin Blaya, PhD - Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH; eHealth Systems; Harvard Medical School; Partners In Health - PIH Hamish Fraser, MBChB, MRCP, MSc - Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT; Partners In Health - PIH A/Prof. Terry HANNAN - American Medical Informatics Association - AMIA; Australasian College of Health Informatics - ACHI Usman Raza - National AIDS Control Programme, Pakistan; Prime Foundation Pakistan
Real-time disease monitoring and surveillance

I typed about my surgery and my brain fell out. I an now attaching the link. Also enclosing a link to the training videos for the EMR. Since they are training and not marketing they don't discuss the fact that the vitals (and the lab tests) are can be…

By Rogers Hellman on 22 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
Mobile Health Needs for Frontline Health Worker Program in Liberia

I would advise you to look also at "Magpi". It is an easy program that let you design data collection form and collect data using their App. As for the Hardware, you should have many options in the Android platform. Magpi works very will with android.

By Gaurab Basu on 16 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 8 Replies
Meta-Data & Global Health Quality Seminar @ Harvard (HIGHQ)

If you're currently in the Boston area, we'd love to extend an invite to a research seminar this Thursday at Harvard (information attached)! Gabe Fabreau, a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and HMS’ Healthcare Policy Department, will be…

By Liana Woskie on 14 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
2014 Annual Meeting and Health IT Forum: June 2014

From the organization Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), a health IT forum titled, "Delivering Quality Care for the Underserved" will take place June 25-27, 2014 in Alexandria, Virginia. Though the focus will be on the US, I imagine there…

By Maggie Sullivan on 10 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Improving Equity through Health IT in the US and Internationally

Many, many thanks to our exceptional panelists, and all of our community members who participated in this rich discussion! As Joaquin mentioned, we will be working on a Discussion Brief to summarize the key points from this Expert Panel, and will share…

By Joaquin Blaya, PhD on 24 Mar 2014 8 Recommendations 64 Replies
software to support the task-shifting process?

Hi Elizabeth, Task-shifting is being adopted to address the shortage of manpower in the area of health especially in resource-constrained settings such as in Africa and more so in mental health. It is possible train local volunteers and middle level…

By Elizabeth Foskolos on 18 Mar 2014 1 Recommendations 4 Replies
OpenNotes - doctors and patients on the same page

Many thanks to everyone who has provided their unique expertise on this subject so far! I thought I'd share an article I came across today announcing Kaiser Permanente Northwest and other health systems in that region of the United States have implemented…

By Isabelle Celentano on 11 Mar 2014 1 Recommendations 24 Replies
Improving Health Outcomes in Zambia and Tanzania through Technology Innovation

Anne Marie, there were a few questions about this system when you posted a few months ago in this discussion It'd be great I'd we could continue this discussion…

By Anne Marie Hvid on 11 Mar 2014 0 Recommendations 3 Replies
job listings, Project Manager and Senior Programmer, Mozambique, Elizabeth Glazier Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Two open positions: EGPAF is listing two new positions in Mozambique,a Senior Programmer/Analyst & a Project Manager. You can find the info on their website: One of the job descriptions is below. Best of luck to…

By libby levison on 03 Mar 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
a forthcoming meeting dedicated to ICT applied to health care financing in low-income countries

Hello, i was able to locate the page but there was no post on the page, neither was there a news feed. can you resend a link of the real page. thanks.

By Bruno Meessen on 26 Feb 2014 0 Recommendations 4 Replies
Mobile applications for improving medication compliance among elderly cardiac patients

Hi Riddhi, I've just signed up on ghdonline and am not sure if you are still on the look-out for a mobile app that helps with medication adhrence and is connected to the healthcare provider. We have recently launched Doc99 - A Patient Portal in a Mobile…

By Riddhi Doshi on 18 Nov 2013 0 Recommendations 8 Replies
Connected Health for Providers: Information Technologies to Improve Health Care Delivery

Thank you once again to all of our colleagues here in the community for taking the time to share such important insights and expertise during this Expert Panel discussion. We have summarized some of the common themes and key points shared here in a new…

By Sophie Beauvais on 21 Oct 2013 4 Recommendations 46 Replies
Lessons Learned in India: E-Compliance for TB Treatment by Operation ASHA

Hi Ruth, many thanks for this idea and if you'd like to work with us to plan a virtual Expert Panel on this topic happy to work with you on this! Please email me at or To all, we're…

By Sophie Beauvais on 05 Jul 2013 5 Recommendations 75 Replies
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