mHealth vs Ebola – more

Following on from our previous item that included links on how mHealth is helping in the fight against the Ebola virus, and our subsequent item on a virus-killing robot, Prof Mike Short has kindly shared some  more links with a GSMA healthcare focus.

The first of these items explains how the GSMA, the ITU and the Internet Society are joining forces to fight against Ebola. The three organizations will bring together the global telecommunications and Internet communities, to leverage their extensive reach, capacity and respective memberships to increase the effectiveness of information and communications technologies (ICTs), especially mobile communications and the Internet, for better preparedness, early warning and response.

The sharing of mobile phone data is particularly important as (more…)

Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (South Africa)

A heads-up to our readers: a new peer reviewed journal out of South Africa’s University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of TeleHealth is the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. On its second edition, their content (in PDF or HTML formats) seems to be of general interest:

  • Editorial: Would a Rose By Any Other Name – Cause Such Confusion? (defining eHealth)
  • Original Research:
    • TalkMeHome: an in situ evaluation of a service to guide a lost person with dementia home safely
    • Assessing the development process of the eHealth strategy for South Africa against the recommendations of the WHO/ITU National eHealth Strategy Toolkit.
  • Invited Commentary: Telerehabilitation: Current Challenges to Deployment in the United States

The Editors are certainly an international mix: Prof. Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Prof Richard E Scott, University of of KwaZulu-Natal Director, NT Consulting, Canada; Dr Malina Jordanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Space and Solar-Terrestrial Research, Bulgaria.