Using Information Technology To Improve Public HealthPresentation Transcript
Using Information Technology to Improve Public Health
The European approach
Health – EU http://health.europa.eu
The official public health portal of the European Union
Health – EU Portal
6 Domains of Information
Care for Me
Health in the EU
Created by the EU Health and Consumers Directorate-General’s Office
The main objective of this thematic Portal is to provide European citizens with easy access to comprehensive information on Public Health initiatives and programs at EU level. The portal is intended to help meet EU objectives in the Public Health field, it is an important instrument to positively influence behavior and promote the steady improvement of public health in the 27 EU Member States.
Rio de Janeiro E-Health Center
Links Family Health Groups in 9 regions of the country to the University Reference Centers to improve primary attention to health.
Aim is to connect 2700 Family Health Groups in the project
Telessaude Brasil in Rio De Janeiro State. Brazil’s E-Health . [Brochure]
What is the Pan American Health Organization doing?
Virtual Campus of Public Health with campus nodes in:
BRASIL CUBA ESPAÑA MEXICO CHILE COSTA RICA
Create – Share - Improve
The Virtual Campus is a decentralized network of individuals, institutions and organizations that share courses, resources, services and education, with the common purpose of improving the skills of the workforce in public health. The Virtual Campus makes intense use of new information technologies, communication and health education and seeks to become a space for creativity and innovation in developing policies and processes in health education.
On a global basis….
The World Health Organization is using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map disease-specific information and analyze it in relation to population settlements, surrounding social and health services and the natural environment.
Can technology provide the route to improve global health?
Using the internet to reach large numbers of healthy people to prevent disease.
“ Education is the
weapon which you
can use to change the
How can we improve prevention education worldwide? Answer: Get better lectures
How do I get better lectures?
Supercourse is very unique. It is different in that it allows access to over 2000 expert lectures, reducing preparation time and increasing quality. It serves as a very powerful tool for the manufacture, distribution and utilization of lectures.
What is Supercourse?
Funded by NLM and NIH
Managed by a team of public health graduates based in Pittsburgh and a webmaster in Siberia
Freely available online library of > 2000 PowerPoint lectures
Many lectures are multilingual
Written by members of Global Health Network of 64,000 scientists including Nobel Prize winners
Supercourse already reaches over 44,000 faculty in 175 countries.
No copyright Freedom of use – the goal is to make the program perpetually free with no restrictions and no charge
Access is free http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/ http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/assist/topicsearch.htm#pub2
Training via Supercourse is cost effective
What about Quality?
Legacy lectures (13) given to the Supercourse by Nobel Prize Laureates
Baruch S. Blumberg - Australia Antigen and the Biology of Hepatitis B in Chinese
Leland H. Hartwell - Yeast and cancer
Eric R. Kandel - Molecular Biology of Memory: A Dialogue Between Genes and Synapses
Klaus von Klitzing - 25 Years Quantum Hall Effect. Part I Part II
Ferid Murad - Biological Effects of Nitric Oxide and its Role in Cell Signaling
Paul Nurse - The Great Ideas Of Biology Cell Cycle Control
Joshua Lederberg - Microbial Threats to Health in the United States: Natural and Manmade
Douglas Osheroff - How Advances in Science Are Made. Part I Part II
Ronald E. LaPorte, Ph.D. Leader
Faina Linkov, Ph.D.
Mita Lovalekar, M.D., PhD
Eugene Shubnikov, M.D.
Sunita Dodani, M.D., PhD, MS, FCPS
Abdullatif S. Husseini PhD. MPH, MS
Ali Ardalan MD,MPH,PhD
Francois Sauer, MD
Julia Choubnikova, M.S.
Nicolas Padilla Raygoza, MD
Andrey I. Trufanov , PhD
Jianshi (Jesse) Huang, MD, MHPE, MPH, MBA
Thomas J. Songer, M.Sc., Ph.D.
EunRyoung Sa, M.S.
Beatriz Rico Verdin, M.D., M.Sc.
Benjamin Acosta, M.D.
Akira Sekikawa M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Deborah J. Aaron, Ph.D., M.S.I.S.
Invitation to contribute:
Is there an application for the use of Supercourse for you?
Can you contribute to the library of lectures?
Can you use any of the lectures in your teaching or learning?
In your opinion what is the greatest benefit of the development of Supercourse?