Public lecture: From euphoria to pragmatism; the experience and the potentials of eHealth in Asia

Posted on September 9, 2010  /  0 Comments

A public lecture entitled, “From euphoria to pragmatism: The experience and the potentials of eHealth in Asia” is to be held at the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 7, on 14 September 2010 from 1500Hrs to 1730Hrs.

The new paradigm, called eHealth, is being adapted widely, from primary to tertiary health care in many countries. However, looking at the current literature on the subject, the reviews have been mixed. For every successful and sustainable initiative that has been adopted several have fallen on the wayside. This lecture will look into the experiences of eHealth in Asia. Especially, using more appropriate and relevant technologies, such as mobile technologies in telehealth and health informatics.

Dr. Angelo Ramos, Project Mentor of the PANACeA e-health project under IDRC, will deliver the lecture; Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, General Secretary of the Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya, Sri Lanka, Dr. Gordon Gow, Associate Professor in Communication and Technology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and Dr. Jayantha Weerasinghe, affiliated with the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, will serve as discussants.

More details of the event can be found here.

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