Hamish S. F. Fraser

Hamish S. F. Fraser is Associate Professor of eHealth in the Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics at the University of Leeds, UK. He was previously the director of Informatics at the Health Care NGO Partners In Health and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University. He cofounded the Open source EHR system OpenMRS, now used in more than 60 countries. His research focuses on the evaluation of eHealth systems Worldwide. He is funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 661289 Global eHealth.”

  • Global Health Informatics

    Global Health Informatics

    Principles of eHealth and mHealth to Improve Quality of Care

    Leo Anthony G. Celi, Hamish S. F. Fraser, Vipan Nikore, Juan Sebastián Osorio, and Kenneth Paik

    Key concepts, frameworks, examples, and lessons learned in designing and implementing health information and communication technology systems in the developing world.

    The widespread usage of mobile phones that bring computational power and data to our fingertips has enabled new models for tracking and battling disease. The developing world in particular has become a proving ground for innovation in eHealth (using communication and technology tools in healthcare) and mHealth (using the affordances of mobile technology in eHealth systems). In this book, experts from a variety of disciplines—among them computer science, medicine, public health, policy, and business—discuss key concepts, frameworks, examples, and lessons learned in designing and implementing digital health systems in the developing world.

    The contributors consider such topics as global health disparities and quality of care; aligning eHealth strategies with government policy; the role of monitoring and evaluation in improving care; databases, patient registries, and electronic health records; the lifecycle of a digital health system project; software project management; privacy and security; and evaluating health technology systems.

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