Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Today is a great day for rural health based services in Pakistan. Jaroka Tele-healthcare, in close collaboration with APPNA, NUST and UM Healthcare, has initiated a regular Tele-health referral service with US based specialists. This service is a result of months of trials and development by our team in Pakistan and USA.
Dr. Azam Kundi (USA) assisted our team in rural Mardan (200 KM north of Islamabad) . Medical records for those patients that require second opinion from a specialist, are sent via a store and forward method to the US using our Jaroka Tele-health solution for better diagnosis. A response is received back to our health facility in Mardan within a specified time.
Our goal is to refer at least five complicated cases per week for diagnosis by US specialists via Jaroka system on a regular basis. We will soon be replicating this model to other rural areas of Pakistan so that more communities can benifit from our work.
Jaroka Tele-health initiated tele-referral in 2006 with APPNA when dermatology cases were originally referred to the US doctors for treatment. With the launch of our regular service in Mardan, we have now expanded our service to more remote regions of Pakistan.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Posted by Hina Mushtaq at 6:09 PM
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Honet '09 - 6th International Symposium on “High Capacity Optical Networks and enabling technologies”
Honet '09 (6th International Symposium on “High Capacity Optical Networks and enabling technologies”) is going to be held on December 28-29, 2009 in Grand Hall, Pharos University Alexandria, Egypt. The major objective of this 6th International Symposium is to bring together professionals and practitioners from the academia, industry and government functionaries from around the world, with objectives to share knowledge and experience in the field of ICT for global partnerships and collaborations aiding economic growth to support peace and prosperity in the world. Annual symposium, preceded by a focused workshop will span over three days of technical and visionary presentations as well as test-bed experiences; and will include keynote addresses and various plenary sessions on various focus areas consistent with the theme and objectives.
Authors are invited to submit R&D and visionary papers, presenting research work related to the practice and theory of ‘High-capacity Optical Networks & Enabling Technologies’. All submissions must describe original and pertinent research educational goals, and future vision.
For further information please visit http://honet.uncc.edu