Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Accessing and managing open medical resources in Africa over the Internet
Year:2014

Research Areas
  • Biomedicine,
  • Information technology and adata processing

Information
Abstract
Recent commentaries have proposed the advantages of using open exchange of data and informatics resources for improving health-related policies and patient care in Africa. Yet, in many African regions, both private medical and public health information systems are still unaffordable. Open exchange over the social Web 2.0 could encourage more altruistic support of medical initiatives. We have carried out some experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of using this approach to disseminate open data and informatics resources in Africa. After the experiments we developed the AFRICA BUILD Portal, the first Social Network for African biomedical researchers. Through the AFRICA BUILD Portal users can access in a transparent way to several resources. Currently, over 600 researchers are using distributed and open resources through this platform committed to low connections.
International
Si
Congress
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING 2014 (ICCMSE 2014)
960
Place
Athens, Greece
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-7354-1255-2
Start Date
04/04/2014
End Date
07/04/2014
From page
786
To page
789
AIP Publishing
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Informática Biomédica (GIB)
  • Departamento: Inteligencia Artificial
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software