HealthLink : SatelLife and HealthNet in South Africa.
SatelLife is an international not-for-profit organisation, which began as an initiative ofthe group known as International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, SatelLife aims to promote the use of micro-satellite technology to serve the health communication and information needs of countries in the developing world.
HealthNet is specifically designed to facilitate the exchange of information among health professionals in the developing world and to link them with their colleagues in First World countries.
Essentially an e-mail system, HealthNet has been installed in several northern African countries as well as Cuba.
Although South Africa is technologically far more advanced than the rest of Africa, problems still arise in terms of the transmission ofessential health statistics and data that is now requiredfor demographic and healthcare planning in terms of the ANC'S new health policy.
Accordingly, a pilot study linking three ofthe more under-developed regions in South Africa has recently been established under the coordination ofa national manager.
In South Africa, the system will be known as HealthLink, as HealthNet already exists as a trademark in this country.
This paper aims to describe the background leading to the establishment of HealthLink, as well as its current status in the improvement of electronic healthcare information delivery in South Africa.
Mots-clés Pascal : Technologie information, Organisation information, Coordination, Système information, Etude impact, Etude cas, Réseau information, Réseau bibliothèque, Réseau télécommunication, Médecine, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Exigence, Accès information, Diffusion information, En ligne, HealthLink, SatelLife, HealthNet, Organisation non gouvernementale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information technology, Information organization, Coordination, Information system, Impact study, Case study, Information network, Library network, Telecommunication network, Medicine, South Africa, Africa, Requirement, Information access, Information dissemination, On line, Non governmental organization
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0574129
Code Inist : 001A01C04. Création : 01/03/1996.