Internet Consultation and Evaluation (ICE) in Ghana [closed]
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The idea of ICE is very simple: leveraging on available Internet technologies in order to empower healthcare staff in remote locations.
In many regions in Africa and in other developing countries, health services are provided by small clinics, run by nurses, midwives or assistant physicians, but with unfortunately no resident medical. Such clinics are precious, as they provide basic healthcare services to a population that has no access to other forms of care, due to the lack of medical staff, to distances and bad viability conditions, and to lack of money.
ICE services can connect a remote clinic with a Hospital, and consequently:
- Allow healthcare staff to share patient information with medical doctors for better diagnoses;
- Discuss treatments with medical doctors for improved assistance
- Use real patient data for more effective on-the-job training