Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Netbooks to deliver health education in Ghana #mHS12

This morning at the mHealth Summit, Mark Blatt from Intel spoke with Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira from the Ghana Health Service about the use of mobile technology to improve global health.

Mark spoke about the use of mobile tools for improved collaborative care. Mobile collaboration in health care is beyond the phone and involves education, telemedicine, virtual care, and remote patient monitoring. Health data should flow in a way to improve care coordination across the continuum of health care. In emerging markets, there are opportunities for virtual care systems that can be scaled to deliver care for populations of patients. Ebenezer spoke about how Ghana is using Intel Skool to deliver health education on mobile platforms. Ghana has delivered 10,000 netbooks for this eLearning initiative. The Ghana Health Service is involved in public/private partnerships to build the capacity to develop education, train clinicians, and manage the health education initiative. There are growing opportunities to get involved in global health initiatives.

2012 mHealth Summit Coverage

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