Reforzando las capacidades en investigación en informática para la salud global en la región andina a través de la colaboración internacional

Translated title of the contribution: Strengthening global health informatics research within the andean region through international collaboration

Walter H. Curioso, Patricia J. García, Greta M. Castillo, Magaly M. Blas, Amaya Perez-Brumer, Mirko Zimic

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Abstract

To improve global health and the welfare of a population, skilled human resources are required, not only in medicine and health, but also in the field of informatics. Unfortunately, training and research programs specific to biomedical informatics in developing countries are both scarce and poorly documented. The aim of this paper is to report the results from the first Informatics Expert Meeting for the Andean Region, including, nine Latin American based institutional case studies. This two-day event occurred in March 2010 and brought together twenty-three leaders in biomedical informatics from around the world. The blend of practical and experiential advice from these experts contributed to rich discussions addressing both challenges and applications of informatics within Latin American. In addition, to address the needs emphasized at the meeting, the QUIPU Network was established to expand the research consortium in the Andean Region, Latin America, and internationally. The use of these new technologies in existing public health training and research programs will be key to improving the health of populations in the Andean Region and around the globe.

Translated title of the contributionStrengthening global health informatics research within the andean region through international collaboration
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)449-457
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biomedical research
  • Horizontal cooperation
  • Latin america
  • Medical informatics
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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