Global Health Informatics: Novel Approaches & Applications: Walter Curioso


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Walter Curioso, University of Washington

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Global Health Informatics: Novel Approaches & Applications: Walter Curioso

  1. 2. Ten Years of International Collaboration in Global Health Informatics: The AMAUTA Program in Peru Walter H. Curioso, M.D., M.P.H. . Biomedical and Health Informatics School of Medicine University of Washington, Seattle, USA School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Administration Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru Panel. D4 Global Health Informatics: Novel Approaches & Applications II
  2. 3. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) -1961 - 2000 students - 8 Schools - Research
  3. 4. The Process Prior to 1999, almost no activities on health informatics in Peru 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 … I NIH RFP: UW: Peru Health Informatics in Peru 2 workshops 5 Masters Degrees (4 return to Peru) 2 short term training 2008 2 NIH RFP: UW: Peru AMAUTA 2 Short course on Bioinformatics and health informatics in Peru Short and long term trainees CRITICAL MASS: Health Informatics Unit Training and research
  4. 5. Health Informatics Unit
  5. 6. UPCH (Rectorate, Schools, Institutes, Library) and with other FOGARTY Programs <ul><li>Other Collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>- San Marcos University </li></ul><ul><li>NGO Impacta </li></ul><ul><li>NGO Via Libre - Ministry of Health -NIH Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University -Voxiva </li></ul>Fogarty - NIH AMAUTA (UW-UPCH)
  6. 7. Short-term training and post-docs - Librarians - GIS <ul><li>Short Courses: - 2000 (MI) </li></ul><ul><li>2001 (MI) </li></ul><ul><li>2005 (MI and BIO) - 2008 (MI and BIO) </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term Training - MSc (UW) </li></ul><ul><li>- MPH (UW) </li></ul><ul><li>PhDs (UW) </li></ul>Research AMAUTA Research and Training Program
  7. 8. Short courses in Peru Updated from : Curioso WH, Kimball AM, Garcia PJ, Segovia-Juarez J, Castagnetto JM, Fuller S. Training Biomedical and Health Informatics Professionals in Peru: Towards the Development of the First Graduate Diploma Program in the Country. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2007;921.
  8. 9. Graduates - Using MOODLE (faculty) - Diploma/ Master’s in Informatics - Health Information Systems Undergrads: - Research Methods (2007) - Basic Concepts in Global Health (2006 and 2007) <ul><li>Mentoring - MPH (UW) </li></ul><ul><li>PhDs (UW) </li></ul>Research Biomedical and Health Informatics (UPCH) Patients/ Consumers
  9. 10. Global Health Conferences on medical informatics Videoconferences Pod casts On-line courses Webcasts STD management UW, NIH, CDC Joomla / Moodle Training Face to face Informatics for Global Health Global Health Journal Clubs
  10. 11. Training Program in Biomedical Informatics: Diploma and Masters Curioso WH, Kimball AM, Fuller S, et al. Training Biomedical and Health Informatics Professionals in Peru: Towards the Development of the First Graduate Diploma Program in the Country. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2007;:1018
  11. 13. Perú – Information Technology Cell phones Internet <ul><li>Cell phone market: </li></ul><ul><li>1996: 200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>2003: 2.5 millions </li></ul><ul><li>2009: >21.5 millions </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinas Internet </li></ul><ul><li>- Feb 2005 > 10,000 cabinas - Dic 2007 > 33,000 cabinas </li></ul>Curioso WH, Blas M, Nodell B, Alva I, Kurth AE. Opportunities for Providing Web-Based Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections in Peru. PLoS Medicine 2007: 4(2)e11.
  12. 14. Prevention website for MSM Real-time surveillance system Reminders and Prevention messages delivered to cell phones PDA-PREVEN Colecta-PALM ( Cell-PREVEN ( ) Net-Lab ( Information retrieval Cell-POSITIVE ( Risk assessment and behavioral messaging for HIV people SciELO, HINARI Public Health Data Collection Joomla / Moodle Research Via-Net Access to lab results for HIV+ patients Radio, Wireless Rural Telemedicine Global Health
  13. 16. Growing into other institutions <ul><li>National Institute of Health of Peru </li></ul><ul><li>NGO: Via Libre </li></ul><ul><li>NGO: Impacta </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons-learned transfer: UPCH Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>(September 2008) </li></ul>
  14. 17. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Ann Marie Kimball </li></ul><ul><li>Sherrilynne Fuller </li></ul><ul><li>King Holmes </li></ul><ul><li>Alicia Silva </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Garcia </li></ul><ul><li>Cesar Carcamo </li></ul><ul><li>Alejandro Llanos </li></ul><ul><li>Fabiola Leon-Velarde </li></ul><ul><li>University of Washington Amauta Health Informatics Research and Training Program, a Fogarty International Center/NIH funded grant (5D43TW007551), Fogarty / US NIH: R01-TW007896 </li></ul>
  15. 18. E-mail: Gracias! <ul><li>Copyright 2009. Walter H. Curioso. University of Washington (Seattle, USA) and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru). </li></ul>