Integrating m-Health into e-Health Strategy Implementation
e-Health Africa Conference
18 - 19 April 2012
InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Richard E. Scott
Director&Associate Professor, Office of Global e-Health Strategyi&Departments of Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine, University of Calgary
Dr. Richard E. Scott is Director, Office of Global e-Health Strategy, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine, University of Calgary, as well as Director, NT Consulting. He is also a Canadian Harkness Associate (2004-2005), and a Fulbright New Century Scholar (2001-2002) alumnus; experiences that opened his ‘e-health policy’ and ‘global e-health’ perspectives, respectively. Richard focuses his interests on examining the role of e-health in the globalisation of healthcare, including aspects impacting the implementation, integration, and sustainability of e-health globally and locally (termed ‘glocal’ e-health). He promotes the application of ‘culturally sensitive and technologically appropriate’ e-health solutions, and has pursued, or is pursuing, collaborative research, capacity building, and implementation activities with colleagues in European, Asian, Australasian, African, and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. His research program and interests are directed towards inter-jurisdictional e-health policy (management and facilitation of the complex interactive trans-border environment of glocal e-health), strategic implementation (developing needs- and evidence-based, and defensible e-health strategies to guide countries and facilities in the introduction of appropriate e-health solutions to address current and future needs), outcomes and evaluation (identifying and defining suitable outcome indicators and developing tools and frameworks for rigorous yet pragmatic demonstration of the value of e-health), ‘disaster life-cycle’ response (understanding and promoting the role of e-health in facilitating all stages of the disaster life-cycle), and environmental e-health (a new area of research spawned by Richard in 2003 to understand the environmental costs [e.g. e-waste; energy use] and benefits [e.g. reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions] of e-health).
e-Health Policy Environment in African Countries