"Sustainability factors in telemedicine services for rural communities in low-income regions"

No próximo dia 10 de Janeiro de 2020, pelas 17h00 no Anfiteatro 2 do DCC (FC6 0.29), o Professor Ignacio Egido irá dar uma palestra intitulada "Sustainability factors in telemedicine services for rural communities in low-income regions".


A palestra insere-se no ciclo de palestras no contexto do Mestrado em Informática Médica e é aberta a todos os interessados.



Short Bio:

Ignacio Prieto-Egido received his Telecommunication Engineer degree from Carlos III University in Madrid, and his M.Sc in Telecommunication Networks for Developing Countries  and his Ph.D from King Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain). His research is based on improving health care in rural areas of developing countries through the use of communications technologies (telemedicine) and has published results on journals such as IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, or Telemedicine and e-Health. He has 8 years of experience working on projects in Ecuador, Cambodia, Peru, Guatemala or Bolivia with funding of international institutions such as the European Union, the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID or the Development Bank of Latin America. Currently he works as assistant professor at King Juan Carlos University (Spain) and collaborate with the EHAS Foundation, focusing his work on designing, deploying and evaluating solutions to reduce maternal and infant mortality in rural areas of developing countries.



"Sustainability factors in telemedicine services for rural communities in low-income regions"



Telemedicine projects in developing regions have a long history of unsuccessful experiences due to the complexity of such projects: practically none of the dimensions of integral sustainability are straight forward in such projects. When sustainability becomes a priority, it is difficult for traditional alliances of development to account for all critical success factors. In the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, The EHAS Foundation has developed telemedicine projects along the Napo River during the last 10 years. The experience has shown at each stage what aspects of sustainability were not taken into account. In this talk we will analyze these cases and discuss how sustainability has evolved.

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