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Asynchronous remote medical consultation for Ghana

Rowena Luk, Melissa Ho, Paul M. Aoki
2008 Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '08  
To this end, we describe the design of a prototype remote consultation system intended to provide the social, institutional and infrastructural context for sustained, self-organizing growth of a globally-distributed  ...  Ghanaian medical community.  ...  From a technical viewpoint, asynchronous remote consultation systems can be divided into message-, storage-and discussion-centric systems.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1357054.1357173 dblp:conf/chi/LukHA08 fatcat:j6zisvgf7raydjfvqjs27a2ye4

Electronic Health In Ghana: Current Status And Future Prospects

Ebenezer Afarikumah
2014 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
The health-care system in Ghana is similar to those in other developing countries and access to health services for remote communities is extremely limited.  ...  Recommendations for further research are provided.  ...  Acknowledgements I thank all those who provided input for this research. Conflicts of Interest None  ... 
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v5i3.4943 pmid:24678382 pmcid:PMC3959911 fatcat:ubp4u7wd7nh6faa5ilfhajfl4q

On Telemedicine Implementations in Ghana

E. T. Tchao, Isaac Acquah, S. D., C. S., J. J.
2019 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
A timing schedule is also required between the healthcare provider and the patient or a colleague healthcare provider for a successful consultation [12, 13] . C.  ...  Most Sub-Saharan Africa countries including Ghana experience a shortage of medical professionals, especially in the rural areas.  ...  Store and Forward Applications The following projects discussed below are examples of store and forward application Telemedicine implementation in Ghana. 1) Asynchronous remote medical consultation:  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2019.0100325 fatcat:xc7asjbo3jhsjm6atbljyqovra

ICTD for healthcare in Ghana: Two parallel case studies

Rowena Luk, Matei Zaharia, Melissa Ho, Brian Levine, Paul M. Aoki
2009 2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD)  
This paper examines two parallel case studies to promote remote medical consultation in Ghana.  ...  The Ghana Consultation Network currently has over 125 users running a Web-based application over a delay-tolerant network of servers.  ...  The Ghana Consultation Network (GCN) Solution GCN is an end-to-end, computer-based system providing doctor-to-doctor medical consultation on a network of servers implementing a distributed, asynchronously-synchronized  ... 
doi:10.1109/ictd.2009.5426714 dblp:conf/ictd/LukZHLA09 fatcat:g7f2erpkavgyfkx5hcy7fnulh4

Telemedicine and Advances in Urban and Rural Healthcare Delivery in Africa

Maurice Mars
2013 Progress in cardiovascular diseases  
Telecardiology holds great promise for Africa, from tele-echocardiography and tele-ECG s, to home monitoring and text messaging for medication adherence monitoring.  ...  Telemedicine can provide access to scarce specialist care, improve the quality of care in rural areas and reduce the need for rural patients to travel to seek medical attention.  ...  Home monitoring is a growing area of telemedicine with data acquisition, storage and interpretation occurring synchronously or asynchronously from remote devices, smart clothes that acquire and transmit  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pcad.2013.10.006 pmid:24267440 fatcat:cakp3f3lwfh7jcol73tkmseesi

Global point-of-care ultrasound education and training in the age of COVID-19

Onyinyechi F Eke, Patricia C Henwood, Grace W Wanjiku, Abiola Fasina, Sigmund J Kharasch, Hamid Shokoohi
2021 International Journal of Emergency Medicine  
It has also provided an opportunity for innovation using a virtual platform.  ...  Lastly, the success of these programs may be improved by remote POCUS experts and mentors available for "on call" tele-ultrasound consults.  ...  Video-conferencing With hands-on training that can be supervised remotely by tele-ultrasound, there is also a need for didactic education for learners.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12245-021-00338-9 pmid:33602112 fatcat:oxybtefy5bd25hbkoatznkmara

Telemedicine in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Marco Pappalardo, Umberto Fanelli, Vincenzo Chiné, Cosimo Neglia, Andrea Gramegna, Alberto Argentiero, Susanna Esposito
2021 Children  
Telemedicine is the remote practice of medicine through the use of information and communication technologies for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases.  ...  Telemedicine increasingly represents the future and the beginning of a new healthcare system that also will redefine medical care for the treatment of infectious diseases, both acute and chronic.  ...  Institutional Review Board Statement: Not applicable for a review article. Informed Consent Statement: Not applicable for a review article.  ... 
doi:10.3390/children8040260 pmid:33800549 fatcat:wrpqwsgrlzeilhyeg7mbrjk5im

Digital technology for treating and preventing mental disorders in low-income and middle-income countries: a narrative review of the literature

John A Naslund, Kelly A Aschbrenner, Ricardo Araya, Lisa A Marsch, Jürgen Unützer, Vikram Patel, Stephen J Bartels
2017 Lancet psychiatry  
We reviewed evidence on the use of mobile, online, and other remote technologies for treatment and prevention of mental disorders in low-income and middleincome countries.  ...  We summarised the evaluations as: technology for supporting clinical care and educating health workers, mobile tools for facilitating diagnosis and detection of mental disorders, technologies for promoting  ...  Acknowledgments This Review was funded by the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth, which is funded by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cooperative agreement number  ... 
doi:10.1016/s2215-0366(17)30096-2 pmid:28433615 pmcid:PMC5523650 fatcat:si5422bwznhy5jv5goiybcgrj4

Teleoncology in sub-Saharan Africa: a literature review

Rossella Ferrari
professionals and financial sustain human obstacles may hinder the developmentof teleoncology programs.Conclusions: Teleoncology experiences in SSAs suggest the importance of identifying best practices for  ...  The real-time tele-consultation occurred among a remote medical facility, one radiology department of a hospital located in the Togo capital and another radiology centre located in France.  ...  In general, the asynchronous method is the most diffused and based on email consultations, teleconferencing and online educational programs [21] .  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13348451.v1 fatcat:4atfbrjpvvasxeqnxilbky2yku

Overview of international teledermatology

B Desai, K McKoy, C Kovarik
2011 The Pan African Medical Journal  
More studies ultimately need to be conducted to develop a more comprehensive and sustainable model for teledermatology.  ...  Most international teledermatology is store-and-forward in nature, a method in which images are stored on a computer and then transmitted electronically to a consulting dermatologist.  ...  The Trust has expanded since starting in 1999 to 136 remote hospitals with access to nearly 410 consultants covering around 130 medical and surgical specialties.  ... 
doi:10.4314/pamj.v6i1.69065 fatcat:mlhgk3j3ubhlhn5cazktbr7u6i

Telemedicine for Developing Countries

Carlo Combi, Gabriele Pozzani, Giuseppe Pozzi
2016 Applied Clinical Informatics  
Moreover, the requirements of telemedicine applications for developing countries are somewhat more demanding than for developed countries.  ...  Telemedicine for developing countries: a survey and some design issues.  ...  The project has then been enriched to cover remote consulting for pathologist, neurosurgeons, and oncologists.  ... 
doi:10.4338/aci-2016-06-r-0089 pmid:27803948 pmcid:PMC5228142 fatcat:nkae66bn3rgkdjb5jku4bx4teq

Teledermatology: current perspectives

Oliveira JAQ, Wolff IS, Ribeiro LD, Silva MVRS, Silva LTD, Marcolino MS
2017 Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth  
Teixeira Domingos Silva,1,2 Milena Soriano Marcolino1,2 1Telehealth Center, University Hospital, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Medical  ...  [Diagnostic reliability of an asynchronous teledermatology consultation]. Fruhauf J, Schwantzer G, Ambros-Rudolph CM, et al.  ...  Teledermatology for primary care in remote areas in Brazil. Maguiness S, Searles GE, From L, Swiggum S.  ... 
doaj:5a152627e73e459e84913d190c04b890 fatcat:5nmyw5bdnvemljqaeuviwwukma

Special Delivery: An Analysis of mHealth in Maternal and Newborn Health Programs and Their Outcomes Around the World

Tigest Tamrat, Stan Kachnowski
2011 Maternal and Child Health Journal  
Health systems have implemented mHealth programs to facilitate emergency medical responses, point-of-care support, health promotion and data collection.  ...  The ubiquity and penetration of mobile phones presents the opportunity to leverage mHealth for maternal and newborn care, particularly in under-resourced health ecosystems.  ...  For example, 31% of midwives in Indonesia who used mobile phones for point-of-care support were apprehensive about trusting the information emanating from remote consultations due to the lack of guidelines  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10995-011-0836-3 pmid:21688111 fatcat:tlf2a2anvrgt7lta5nkabx3g5a

5th European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth (Abstract book) (text is available in electronic version)

article Editorial
2018 Russian Journal of Cardiology  
Telemedicine consultations the availability of medical care for patients, improve the continuity of medical care and the logistics of patients in a three-tier health care system in the Russian Federation  ...  east and west districts of the Central region of Ghana.  ...  east and west districts of the Central region of Ghana.  ... 
doaj:11a9913f677d4e3b8e476244b9c6f87f fatcat:ild2xmkdufg7np4f4aqtft6sry

Teledermatology: current perspectives

João Antonio de Queiroz Oliveira, Iago S. Wolff, Laura Defensor Ribeiro, Maíra Viana Rego Souza e Silva, Leonardo Teixeira Domingos Silva, Milena Marcolino
2017 Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth  
the strong visual component of dermatology make this strategy very useful, mostly for patients in remote areas. 1 It can be used for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients after a first dermatologist  ...  In two studies focusing on reliability, teledermatology was used for advising another medical provider. 48, 52 All the others used the intervention for treatment by the dermatologist.  ... 
doi:10.2147/shtt.s104305 fatcat:rw52ihy25jdkpa2db376qeurki
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