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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
Some free courses in response to : How can we improve the sustainability of ICT implementation in developing nations?

LTT Global, launches its expansion of its MyMobileUniversity global health channel to create awareness, enhances accessibility to its online global health and medical education and strengthens collaborative knowledge partnerships. This alliance will bring…

By Dave Wyant on 29 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
New resource materials on eHealth and OpenMRS

In response to my lunch time presentation on OpenMRS and eHealth at the GHDonline Summer classes in Boston between the 12 and 18th July, 2014, I have been asked to post some of the significant YouTube and other videos that I referred to on these topics to…

By A/Prof. Terry HANNAN on 28 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Fwd: [PAHO/WHO Equity list & Knowledge network]: The potential of social enterprise to enhance health and well-being: A model and systematic review

I found this article interesting ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: equity-PAHO Date: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 9:12 AM Subject: [PAHO/WHO Equity list & Knowledge network]: The potential of social enterprise to enhance health and…

By Joaquin Blaya, PhD on 18 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
How can we improve the sustainability of ICT implementation in developing nations?

I agree with Radha but would like to mention that for the trainings and ICT implementation to be successful in developing countries the platform (internet or whatever network) has to be widely available, cheap and functional. Too often the excitement about…

By Rebecca Weintraub, MD on 18 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 2 Replies
Literature on Tuberculosis in Mumbai

@ A/Prof. Terry and @ Riddhi : Thanks a million, it gave me really deep insight.

By Nishant Chavan on 15 Jul 2014 2 Recommendations 10 Replies
Task shifting and medical devices (for global health) survey - deadline extended

This is a gentle reminder to let you know that the final deadline for completing the survey on "task-shifting medical devices and global health" is July 15, in case if you have not completed the survey yet. By completing the survey, you will have a chance…

By Amir Sabet on 12 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
MOTECH Suite workshop: August 27-29 in Accra, Ghana

Hi everyone, Dimagi and Grameen Foundation are hosting the first ever MOTECH Suite workshop from August 27-29 in Accra, Ghana! MOTECH Suite is an open source software platform that enables organizations to deploy and manage a wide range of mobile health…

By Gillian Javetski on 10 Jul 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Project Management in Rural Nepal

@Laura, thanks for sharing this! Glad to hear that you're making such great use of Asana and other such tools in your work. We also use Asana as our project management tool here at GHD, and we've experimented with different ways of using it over the last 2…

By Laura Schwecherl on 10 Jul 2014 1 Recommendations 2 Replies
Building interdisciplinary capacity for ICT interventions—what works?

This course looks extremely compelling. I think a missing part of the curriculum, in thinking about interdisciplinary work and the application of emerging technology to complex healthcare and health challenges, are the developing of skills related to how…

By Isaac Holeman on 02 Jul 2014 1 Recommendations 4 Replies
The Future of Point-of-Care Technologies in Cancer Care

Hello, The CFTCC is hosting a workshop on POC diagnostics next week. It is an online and in person class. There is an opportunity to participate virtually if you register online. We will be on the EdX platform. If you are in Boston, you can come in person,…

By Catherine (Cathie) Klapperich on 30 Apr 2014 6 Recommendations 66 Replies
Improving Equity through Health IT in the US and Internationally

Thank you Joaquin! Appreciated! Un abrazo, Andrea -- Andrea A. Cortinois, PhD Assistant Professor Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto People, Health Equity and Innovation (Phi) Research Group Centre for Global eHealth Innovation…

By Joaquin Blaya, PhD on 24 Mar 2014 9 Recommendations 65 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
Request for information: small NGO needs shipment tracking software

We are certified Microsoft Dynamics partners in India and deals in AX, NAV, CRM, SharePoint with focus on pharma, textile. chemicals, seeds, services and trading, NGO etc. We have experienecd team of consultants and client references who are successfully…

By libby levison on 18 Sep 2013 1 Recommendations 9 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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