In one of my previous posts I gave a brief overview of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet and how these tools can be used or adapted in Papua New Guinea to deliver health services to rural areas in PNG. And I mentioned telepathology and telehealth.
Given the geography of Papua New Guinea – rugged terrain, no proper roads, isolated island communities and some in the remotest parts of PNG like my home province, Enga; I think ICT and Internet are very useful tools for health services to rural PNG. I have therefore decided to embark on a personal journey to research the various ICT tools and take a more indepth look into telehealth, telepathology, e-health and other morden technologies that are being used to delivery health services to remote communities around the world. I will also try and explore some of the current ICT that are at the research and developmental stage that are either specifically developed for such things as e-health or those that I think as an application in telehealth/telemedicine or e-health.
So starting next week I will write a serious of articles on the above things I just outlined.
I am also thinking of asking some of my friends whom I consider experts in ICT to be guest blogers and give their insight into applications of ICT in delivering health services to remote areas in PNG. If you would like to contribute to these serious of articles why not email me and let me know. I assure you no one will be turned away. I have not decided on the name of the serious of articles yet.
It’s good to have guest blogers because I think it adds variety to your blog and gives new perspective on issues that you yourself might have overlooked. So firstly I would like to do justice and be fair to visitors to my blog by inviting those who comment on my blog to be guest blogers.
I promise to put the first aricle out next Monday and will try and put an article a day until I have explored all ICT tools that are used in telehealth.