The role of health informatics in volunteer supported healthcare for underserved populations

Chilukuri K. Mohan, Dayaprasad Kulkarni

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of health informatics in bridging the gaps and augmenting volunteer supported healthcare services to underserved populations in urban, rural, conflict, minimal resource and disaster settings worldwide through the experiences and vision of AarogyaSeva, a non-profit flexible micro-volunteering sustainable platform offering services in 7 countries. Due to the rapid increase in volunteers and patients, as well as an ever-increasing need for healthcare service delivery in underserved communities globally, we address the requirements for a robust health informatics system, addressing the challenges of availability of information to multiple healthcare providers, patient privacy, interfacing with multiple platforms, robustness, ease of use by people with limited technical skills, and extensibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGHTC 2016 - IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology for the Benefit of Humanity, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages660-665
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509024322
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event6th Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2016 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2016Oct 16 2016

Publication series

NameGHTC 2016 - IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other6th Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period10/13/1610/16/16

Keywords

  • Doctors For Seva
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Volunteers
  • Micro-volunteering
  • Public Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health(social science)
  • Communication
  • Political Science and International Relations

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    Mohan, C. K., & Kulkarni, D. (2016). The role of health informatics in volunteer supported healthcare for underserved populations. In GHTC 2016 - IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, Conference Proceedings (pp. 660-665). [7857349] (GHTC 2016 - IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, Conference Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GHTC.2016.7857349