This blog from Dr Ekwaro Obuku from the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation at Makerere University in Uganda describes how South to South collaboration strengthens evidence use in Africa.
Category: Health information and technology
The fifth STIAS-Wallenberg Roundtable was held in February and focused on image-based mobile technologies to improve access and equity in health care. Sessions ranged from overviews of the landscape; unpacking the practical experiences of using mHealth in clinical settings; how to overcome challenges in implementation; barriers and facilitators; and, the need for leadership and change agents.
This biomedical smart jacket distinguishes pneumonia’s symptoms – temperature, breathing rate and sound of the lungs – and eliminates most human error, diagnosing pneumonia at a rate three to four times faster than a doctor.
Listen to expert perspectives on the work of MEASURE Evaluation which develops approaches and conducts research for health information systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries across the globe.
People are now more informed than ever before. Information is much more accessible and technology continues to change how we interact socially, commercially and indeed, in healthcare. Clare Omatseye once said, “Innovation is taking the things we perform on a daily basis and making them better.” In healthcare delivery, information and technology provide a window of opportunity to get patients more involved. This article explores the role of information and technology in this regard and how it can potentially transform the role of the patient.