Global Health in the Digital Age. The power of data and communications for managing infectious, communicable and complex diseases

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Abstract

Patterns of global health and disease are mirrored in digital data, while the power of Information and Communications Technologies to support disease monitoring, healthcare delivery, governance and research is becoming increasingly evident. This presentation looks at how the internet, global information networks, 'big data', social media, and innovations in mobile health and gaming are shaping global health practices and research in sometimes unusual ways, and highlights the need for greater use and awareness of eHealth within the global health community. It also introduces the University's MSc programme in Global eHealth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital archives of the Edinburgh Global Health Academy
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2014
EventGlobal Health Academy Workshop on Infectious Diseases - Edinburgh University , Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jun 20149 Jun 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw7zGKMaLkg

Conference

ConferenceGlobal Health Academy Workshop on Infectious Diseases
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period9/06/149/06/14
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Keywords

  • Global Health
  • eHealth
  • ICT4Development
  • Innovation

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