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eforums on HIV and TB : a toolkit for launching, moderating and managing a high quality eforum

KISTLER, Elizabeth
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This toolkit aims to provide organisations working in health and development with tools to launch, moderate and manage high-quality eForums that provide a safe space for civil society focused information sharing, networking and dialogue. It has the potential to be applied to a range of health and development issues. It is intended for international, regional and national civil society organisations recognising the power of information and the significance of a transparent, broad-based communication mechanism that enhances civil society responses to HIV and TB

Estrategias para Incentivar la Interacción virtual entre Pediatras y Neonatólogos del Perú|[Strategies to allow the virtual interaction among pediatricians and neonatologists from Peru]


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The difficult information exchange and lack of uniform approaches, allowed the implementation of strategies by virtual interaction between pediatricians and Peruvian neonatologists through Internet. An e-mail list was organized through a free supplier with some members from the Neonatal Section of the Pediatric Society, who exchanged files and messages periodically, mainly on training events. The group was interviewed and the importance of information exchange among the members was verified

Summary of email discussion on HIF-net at WHO : "Role of CD-ROMS" 4 November - 28 November 2003

PORTER, Christine
December 2003

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Summary of a 27-message discussion on the use of CD-ROMS and other media by health professionals in resource-poor settings. The discussion began with questions being posed by the Health Information Forum (HIF) moderator about the role of CDs in advance of a face-to-face HIF meeting. Most contributors said they or those they work with favour CDs over online access to resources because internet connections are absent, too slow and/or too expensive. Core uses of CDs are learning and teaching, research and resource access (e.g., journals) and medical data storage and retrieval (including images)

Information and communication technology in cardiovascular disease prevention in developing countries : hype and hope. Report of the International Collaboration on Information Use in Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Developing Countries

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This article reviews the developments relating to the use of information and communication technology for the dissemination of information about cardiovascular disease prevention in developing countries. The experience of these initiatives suggests that, while information technology holds great potential, there are many potential perils, such as the widening global information gap, inequitable access, and irrelevant information

Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones en salud


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The impact of the new information and communications technologies on the health sector is described, with emphasis in those areas related to the performance of all the professionals and technicians of this sector. Reference is made, among other things, to health news, telemedicine, Virtual Health University, Virtual Health Library, Health Sciences Subject Headings, Virtual Clinic, health surveillance, telesurgery, health research, and international cooperation in the health field. The novel aspects of these technologies are stressed as well as practical advice to incorporate them in the daily work of academic or health assistance institutions. Due to its nature, this paper serves to improve the knowledge and the cultural level of any reader

Luces y sombras de la información de salud en Internet [whole issue]

APEZTEGUÍA Urroz, Javier
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The SEIS report "Lights and shades of the information of health in Internet" gathers the communications and conclusions of the meeting organised by the Spanish Society of Computer Science of Health (SEIS) in Pamplona on 18 June 2002. The report reviews the quality of the information on health on the Internet from the point of view of the information suppliers, health and consuming or patient professionals. For all of them directives are formulated to provide information with quality, in their case, and to evaluate that to which they accede

Cómo evaluar la información sobre la salud en la red : guía práctica para personas mayores y personal médico|[Guide to evaluating health information on the world wide web]


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The SPRY (Setting Priorities for Retirement Years) Foundation has created this hands-on guide to help older adults and their caregivers to evaluate health information available on the World Wide Web. The guide does not recommend particular sites, but provides tools to help users to determine which sites contain reliable information. This resource is geared to United States (US) users and provides links to US government resources

eHealth code of ethics


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The goal of the e-Health Code of Ethics is to make sure that people can confidently and with full understanding of known risks realise the potential of the Internet in managing their own health and the health of those in their care. It sets out eight principles which should guide the provision of health information on the Internet: candor, honesty, quality, privacy, informed consent, professionalism, responsible partnering and accountability


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