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Internet Trends in Global Health @ Unite for Sight

Internet Trends in Global Health presented at Unite for Sight conference April 18, 2009 as part of panel on "Technology and Global Health".

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Internet Trends in Global Health @ Unite for Sight

  1. 1. Global Health, The Internet, and the Global Development Commons: Trends and Opportunities Presented as part of Unite for Sight’s Technology and Global Health Panel Suzanne Rainey, Director Forum One Communications [email_address] Tel 703.548.1855 x12 FreeFoto.com
  2. 2. Internet Users Worldwide           Worldwide: 1.6 billion
  3. 4. The Internet (2006) Source: Discover Magazine
  4. 5. Source: Morningside Analytics
  5. 6. Blogs – Go Beyond Tradition The Web is an Interconnected Ecosystem
  6. 7. Global Health and the Internet <ul><li>The internet lets us connect and share truly like never before. </li></ul><ul><li>Service Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management & Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data visualization </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Global Health Service Delivery: Mobile
  8. 9. The iPhone… <ul><li>Drug database </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomical atlas </li></ul><ul><li>Medical calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Interface for electronic health record </li></ul><ul><li>Viewer of radiologic images </li></ul><ul><li>Interface for laboratory results </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging system for laboratory alerts and hospital pages </li></ul><ul><li>Interface for medical devices (like ultrasounds and EKG machines) </li></ul><ul><li>Dictation recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Device for electronic prescribing Device for directly receiving and reading medical journals and podcasts </li></ul>Source: Joshua Schwimmer, Healthline blog
  9. 10. The iPhone… <ul><li>Reminder system for patient visits and meetings synced remotely with the office through Mobile Me </li></ul><ul><li>Display for patient education videos </li></ul><ul><li>Medical simulator (ACLS, for example) </li></ul><ul><li>Telemedicine device (pending the eventual release of iChat and a videoconferencing system) </li></ul><ul><li>Interface for medical literature searches (Pubmed, Google Scholar) </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing device for papers (I'm still waiting for a bluetooth keyboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication device for hospital teams (Using Twitter or another system) </li></ul><ul><li>Secure system for messaging/emailing patients </li></ul><ul><li>CME course viewer (with text and/or video) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Connecting Rural Pharmacies Source: Nextbillion.net Blog post Allen Hammond, Ashoka Providing diagnostic tools, inventory control, and community service like never before
  11. 12. Knowledge: Data Visualization
  12. 16. http://www.visitmix.com/labs/descry/theobesityepidemic/
  13. 19. Open Development & The Global Development Commons
  14. 21. Mashup examples: Crime Reports
  15. 22. Mashup examples – Rental Homes
  16. 23. Global Development Commons
  17. 24. Development content and knowledge is “stovepiped”
  18. 25. Difficult to answer simple questions: <ul><li>Who is working to strengthen civil society in Nigeria? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can I partner with in India who has expertise on HIV AIDS? </li></ul><ul><li>What health systems reforms have worked, and what hasn't? </li></ul>
  19. 26. Finding development knowledge is hard <ul><li>Users must know who is working on what topics; </li></ul><ul><li>Be familiar with what repositories or aggregator sites have specific content; </li></ul><ul><li>Or, they can use Google </li></ul>
  20. 27. How can we fix this? <ul><li>Create standards to tag information so we all present it the same way. Then it can be structured and allow mashups, aggregation, filtering, & sorting no matter where it comes from </li></ul>
  21. 28. How is this useful?
  22. 30. PROJECTS FILES MEDIA EVENTS ALL POSTS Type Subject Date Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Morbi condimentum viverra leo Fusce tortor mauris, vulputate sed, aliquam ut Duis ligula. Aenean nec nulla a justo Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Morbi condimentum viverra leo Fusce tortor mauris, vulputate sed, aliquam ut Duis ligula. Aenean nec nulla a justo Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Morbi condimentum viverra leo Fusce tortor mauris, vulputate sed, aliquam ut Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Morbi condimentum viverra leo Fusce tortor mauris, vulputate sed, aliquam ut Duis ligula. Aenean nec nulla a justo Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Morbi condimentum viverra leo Fusce tortor mauris, vulputate sed, aliquam ut Duis ligula. Aenean nec nulla a justo Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Morbi condimentum viverra leo 11/6/2008 11/6/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/5/2008 11/4/2008 11/4/2008 11/4/2008 11/3/2008 11/3/2008 Organization USAID World Bank WHO Gates Foundation United Nations Brookings Forum One Region Africa South America Central America Middle East South Asia East Asia Eastern Europe Western Europe Australia / Pacific Add New + Topic Reproductive Health (545) Best Practices (34) Infant & neonatal health (458) Access to contraception (45) Quality Improvement (421) Measuring Quality (58) Standards of Care (47) Training (32) Clinical Trials (3) HIV/AIDS (549) Prevention (92) Drug Access (61) International Aid (54) Policy (474) Environmental Health (97) Health Information (33) Technology (45) Health Services Management Managed Care (4) Community Health (5) Health Financing (333) Economic Policy (59) Grant-making (45) Public-Private Partnership (7) Pharmaceuticals (234) Research (55) Social Marketing (45) Prescription Programs (22)
  23. 31. Sharing Knowledge via Community and Social Networking
  24. 35. Whom do people listen to?
  25. 37. InnoCentive’s Current Challenges <ul><li>Efficient Chromosome Doubling: Plant Cell Division ($20,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Remote sensing technology for phenotyping ($10,000) </li></ul><ul><li>More Efficient Permutation Methods in Mixed Models for Genome Analysis ($35,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Functional envelope trimer of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus ($150,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Cures for HIV/AIDS, TB, etc. </li></ul>
  26. 38. Online Communities of Practice
  27. 39. Transparency & Gov 2.0
  28. 40. Government 2.0 Transparency
  29. 41. Transparency: Open for Questions
  30. 42. Open for Questions - March 26, 2009 <ul><li>Wireless microphone in hand, Obama paced the ornate East Room for more than an hour answering questions culled from 104,000 sent over the Internet. Online voters cast more than 3.5 million votes for their favorite questions, some of which were then posed to the president by an economic adviser who served as a moderator. The president took other queries from a live audience of about 100 nurses, teachers, businesspeople and others assembled at the White House. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington Post 3/27/09 </li></ul></ul>
  31. 43. Transparency – State Department on Twitter
  32. 45. Conclusions <ul><li>The internet is growing </li></ul><ul><li>People are connected like never before in our history </li></ul><ul><li>In global health we can take advantage of this interconnectivity to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find people with answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solicit input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share knowledge with many </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualize data to help us grasp huge concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue and understand </li></ul></ul>

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