FP7 Concept Note

FP7 Health 2012 Call
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/cooperation?callIdentifier=FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1 (See Page42)
"This research should empower national or regional decision-makers in low- and middle-income countries in the planning, management and organisation of health systems through the contribution of a robust evidence base building on best practice knowledge transfer mechanisms, to support the theory and practice of strengthening health systems. With reference to the health workforce, research could contribute to the development of innovative, effective and sustainable policies that motivate health workers to remain in their workplaces, support education and training for health workers, strengthen governance capacities, and subsequently improve overall access and quality of health care. Projects are expected to promote capacity building as a key to creating a sustainable and attractive research landscape for health systems/services research in the target countries."

Project Outline
This is a collaborative project to address the healthcare needs of rural and underserved communities through further support for ongoing and innovative work by the partners. This has been characterised by their leverage of both social and technical resources to support -
  • rural health care workers as key actors in the process of researching local needs, developing sustainable practice and informing policy and professional development
  • knowledge sharing between communities, regions in Latin America and Europe to address common challenges, particularly where the agreement of shared standards and objectives can facilitate re-use of resources and strategic alignment of resources to common ends.

The lead partner in Latin America, The Univ. Central de Venezuela, is the centre of the SOS telemedicine for Venezuela project, and host to the current CEPAL/ SELA joint conference on capacity building and standards in eHealth for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the academic partners in the Latin American and Caribbean network have a long standing collaborative partnership in the use of ICT to support community led research and development of healthcare in rural and under-served communities across Latin America and the Caribbean where there are sharp contrasts in provision. Many of these are supported by national Universities in collaboration with their communities, and other government, healthcare and other international organisations that leverage the potential of distributed communities and distributed technologies in new and transformational ways. These partnerships have benefited from timely opportunities for trans-regional exchange and development supported by organisations such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) or Comision Economica Para America Latina (CEPAL) in particular http://www.eclac.org/with and other groups faciliatating exchange in relation to telemedicine and the use of ICTs in society.
They have collaborated in addressing the social, technical and organisational challenges of rapid expansion in community centred telemedicine provision, and increasing use of mobile health, with a regular series of transnational conferences to develop shared standards and to share experience of best practice. These are i ntended to address the challenges faced by rural and underserved communities where there is a lack of trained health care staff. This innovative and rapidly evolving ICT-assisted landscape has been the catalyst for trans-regional working to develop solutions to the issue of retaining and building the capacity of health care workers in very remote or under-resourced locations, buildin g on Edinburgh expertise in both informatics and eHealth..
Increasingly this has also drawn on the experiences of other communities in Europe and Africa in particular, where there is expertise in the use of ICT to support distributed rural healthcare challenges, with the potential to align knowledge and resources more effectively to common ends. The critical mass already achieved in supporting this collaborative work will support the adoption of standards now being agreed, and the interoperability of both digital health care and professional development with other countries. The speed of adoption of mobile and Open Source applications and their integration as part of distributed community based infrastructure management at scale also makes this a living lab for innovative approaches to telehealth and telemedicine.#
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