Healthcare information technology aspects of disaster management: based on the post tsunami experience

Gogia, Shashi B. and Surwade, M. R. (2005) Healthcare information technology aspects of disaster management: based on the post tsunami experience. In: Global Convention & Expo on Telemedicine & e-Health, 17-22 Aug 2006, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

S.A.T.H.I. has been involved in implementing the Healing Touch Project which has been sponsored by OXFAM Trust India. This Project was started after the Tsunami disaster in Tamilnadu to bring the fruits of Telemedicine, a new thrust technology in Healthcare Informatics to the victims. Being a new field, more than expected problems were faced. However despite a delayed start (in May, 2005), the project has managed to provide mental health support to the victims while they were at home. This pilot project can show the way forward to extending the fruits of technology in post Disaster Management. For that to occur, this technology should be more widely based, awareness should be present, it should be existing and available for immediate use as and when disasters occur.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This is a project management report. Since the project was based on learning from unpublished as well as ongoing projects, we have not kept any references.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Telemedicine, Disaster Management, Healthcare Technology, Project Implementation
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Environment
Information Science > Medical Informatics
Health Services Administration > Organization and Administration
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services
-Conference Repositories > Global Convention & Expo on Telemedicine & e-Health, 17-22 Aug 2006, New Delhi, India
Information Science > Communications Media > Telecommunications > Telemedicine
Environment and Public Health > Public Health
ID Code:1774
Deposited By:Dr Shashi B Gogia
Deposited On:04 September 2006

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