Scott R.E.,University of KwaZulu - Natal |
Scott R.E.,Global Consulting Inc. |
Mars M.,University of KwaZulu - Natal
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | Year: 2014
To ensure the benefits of e-Health are maximised, e-Health capacity building requires a formal and logical structure that describes broad areas that must be addressed. In this paper a Conceptual Framework for e-Health Training is derived that could guide well-thought-out and consistent development of future capacity building efforts. Consideration of e-health education needs is the mandate of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) Education Working Group. Through this Group a structured but generic 2-3 day telehealth training programme for healthcare professionals was developed and trialed, and the Group has been asked to develop a telehealth curriculum. Ongoing debate and feedback has made it clear that this is insufficient. In an effort to establish an Conceptual Framework for e-Health Training four aspects or levels of instruction are considered necessary at this time: 'education' of a small number of personnel leading to an academic graduate qualification (MSc, PhD); 'instruction' of a slightly larger number of personnel (e.g., to provide proficient network managers); 'teaching' of a still larger number of personnel in terms of the use of specific technologies, devices, and services; and 'awareness' of the general populace. Collectively this is referred to as e-health 'training'. If implemented in a coordinated and structured manner, such an approach would stimulate e-health growth and application globally. It would generate demand (awareness), allow that demand to be filled (teaching) and guided (instruction), with the focus on technologically appropriate and needs-based solutions (education). The Education Working Group intends to develop outlines of recommended instructional and informational content for training at each level. Here the four levels are highlighted and the terms, hierarchy, and descriptions of the Education Working Group's proposed approach to its Conceptual Framework for e-Health Training, are formalised. © 2014 The authors and IOS Press.
Swindells M.,Global Consulting Inc. |
Swindells M.,University of Surrey |
De Lusignan S.,University of Surrey
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | Year: 2012
Sharing of health data though the effective deployment of information systems should allow safer and more efficient health systems. However, to date many large IT system deployments in health care have had major short comings. This paper critically appraises the UK National Programme for IT and suggests where there are important lessons of for other large scale eHealth projects. Our method combined the classic evaluation methods of Donnabedian with Pawson's realistic review to analyze the impact of the program at health service, locality or major provider, and client-service impact levels. Financial incentives promoted uptake and use of IT systems at all levels. Health service level interventions that were capable of incorporation into clinical workflow were used. These included: a national unique identifier, creation of national registries and electronic transfer of data, records, and results. At the regional and major provider level we identified how vendors offer very different electronic patient record (EPR) systems which influence what is recorded and health care delivery. Using the EPR at the point of care takes longer, but this investment of time creates a more usable record and facilitates quality. National IT systems need to be clinically orientated, patient accessible, and underpinned by a secure, standardized back office system that enables messaging and information sharing between authenticated users. Learning the lessons from the UK and other large system deployments might enable other countries to leap to the forefront of health care computing. © 2012 European Federation for Medical Informatics. All rights reserved.
Shay J.,National Chengchi University |
Shieh P.I.,Global Consulting Inc.
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2014
CTC Express is the leading domestic company in delivery service and wants to improve their business efficiency by establishing lean management in the shop floor activities. Lean management is generally adopted by the manufacturing industries as a significant technique to reduce waste and operation costs. This paper investigates the continuous improvement through value stream mapping, begins with describing the current situation and proposes the future condition. Several improvements were implemented in the company such as the transformation of automation process, better result in visual control and standardization processes. The new proposed system has shown being able to reduce the works of loading/unloading and in the same time to increase the performance of material handling in each cycle time. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Global Consulting Inc. | Date: 2009-12-22
Computer software to provide pharmaceutical companies, university and hospital institutions, medical services businesses and/or healthcare professionals with access to information (online, electronic, digital or otherwise) concerning the use and performance of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the marketplace, including hospital-based pharmacies; Computer software for use in conducting surveys, collecting and analyzing information, and generating reports concerning the use and performance of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the marketplace, including hospital-based pharmacies; Computer software for use in database management; Providing pharmaceutical companies, university and hospital institutions, medical services businesses and/or healthcare professionals with access to information (online, electronic, digital or otherwise) concerning the use and performance of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the marketplace, including hospital-based pharmacies; Conducting market research, collecting data (through printed materials and electronic means) and generating reports concerning the use and performance of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the marketplace, including hospital-based pharmacies; Digital information management services, namely, collecting, storing, managing, cataloguing, encrypting, decrypting and authorizing the usage of information in digital format; Computerized database management services; Consulting services for the benefit of pharmaceutical companies, university and hospital institutions, medical services businesses and/or healthcare professionals; Medical and pharmaceutical information services.
Bozadzhiev R.L.,Global Consulting Inc. |
Bozadzhiev L.S.,University Professor Dr. Assen Zlatarov Burgas
InterCeram: International Ceramic Review | Year: 2011
The results after utilization of solid industrial wastes are the subjects of this paper. The glass-ceramic and ceramic materials, minerals and pigments obtained show one of the possible methods for restoration of the ecologic balance in nature.