Session ID: 
240

Transforming Africa’s Health Crisis With Telemedicine

11:30am - 12:30pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W300

Description

Telemedicine is renowned for bringing care to the underserved – but the underserved tend to live in areas with inherent logistical challenges. An effective virtual health deployment needs more than good intentions, clinical expertise, and sophisticated technology; also, leaders need to create an intelligent telemedicine infrastructure. This is the story of how virtual care transformed parts of rural Africa, both through a small-scale grassroots effort in a Ghana village and a large United Nations-funded deployment across Zimbabwe. It’s an inspiring story of the lives changed there, but also a practical account of the planning, collaboration, and foresight needed to implement a clinically effective, on-budget telemedicine program across disadvantaged regions and multiple organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Formulate the infrastructure needs for global telehealth deployments
  • Integrate the different components required for successful collaboration among multiple international stakeholders
  • Identify the training and education needs among providers, patients and staff

Speaker(s)

Chief Executive Officer,
The Mbaoua Group
Chief Executive Officer,
TeleMed United

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT
Government or Public Policy Professional
Public Health Practitioner

Level

Intermediate