One of the ten recommendations set by the Commission encourages “Innovation through information and communication technologies (ICT) for accountability”. The International Telecommunication Union along with the World Health Organization and the Innovation Working Group are partners in supporting this recommendation.
Recommendation 3 of the CoIA on eHealth and innovation: “By 2015, all countries in the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health have integrated the use of Information and Communication Technologies in their national health information systems and health infrastructure.”
GENEVA (Gene-Environment Association Studies) is an NIH-funded consortium of sixteen genome-wide association studies that aims to accelerate understanding of genetic and environmental contributions to health and disease.
Within a decade, Dr. Collen accumulated several millions of health checkup data sets on more than a million subjects, creating in the process not only a prototype electronic health record, but also a phenomenal and unique basis for research, and this despite the immaturity of the technology available in the fifties and sixties. For the pursuit of the scientific aspects of his work, Dr. Collen founded the Medical Methods Research Division within Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, to which he added the Division of Technology Assessment in 1979 that he directed until his retirement in 1983, at age 70.
Nancy Gertrudiz's insight:
En la década de los 60's después de haber acumulado millones de datos de chequeos en salud, creo un prototipo de expediente electrónico de salud, y las bases para investigación a pesar de la limitada madurez de la tecnología.
After a severe brain injury, some people remain in a vegetative or minimally conscious state, unable to speak or move intentionally, and apparently unaware of the world around them. But in recent years, neuroscientists have found signs that some of these patients may still be conscious, at least to a degree. Now researchers have used a branch of mathematics called graph theory to search for neural signatures of consciousness.
Armonizar los métodos y metodologías empleadas en los estudios de usabilidad para las tecnologías de información aplicadas en salud. Hacia la disminución de errores atribuibles a la interacción inadecuada con la tecnología.
With Flexpad, paper, plastic film or another flexible material is transformed into a computer input device and moveable display. To control the display in near real time using an input aid, the researchers from, among other institutions, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics use a depth camera, a projector and software.