Informatics in Clinical Practice in Developing Countries: Still Early Days

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105422
Title:
Informatics in Clinical Practice in Developing Countries: Still Early Days
Author:
Arunachalam, Subbiah
Citation:
Informatics in Clinical Practice in Developing Countries: Still Early Days 1999-11, 319:1297 BMJ Journal
Journal:
BMJ Journal
Issue Date:
Nov-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105422
Submitted date:
2005-05-16
Abstract:
Tamil Nadu will soon become the first state in India to provide telemedicine in the public sector when the local hospital in Thiruvallur is connected to the Chennai Medical College (about 40 km away) through an integrated services digital network (ISDN) line and linked terminals. Tamil Nadu cannot yet connect every district and taluk hospital to the nearest medical college because the ISDN facility is not available in many places outside Chennai. This reflects misplaced priorities in a country which has developed technologies for launching missiles and satellites and for producing nuclear bombs; provides cellular telephones, colour televisions, and luxury cars for the rich; and sends thousands of computer professionals to the United States every year. The story is the same everywhere in the developing world.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Economics of Information
Local subject classification:
informatics; telemedicine; healthcare; inadequate technology accessibility

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArunachalam, Subbiahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-05-16T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:25:07Z-
dc.date.issued1999-11en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-05-16en_US
dc.identifier.citationInformatics in Clinical Practice in Developing Countries: Still Early Days 1999-11, 319:1297 BMJ Journalen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105422-
dc.description.abstractTamil Nadu will soon become the first state in India to provide telemedicine in the public sector when the local hospital in Thiruvallur is connected to the Chennai Medical College (about 40 km away) through an integrated services digital network (ISDN) line and linked terminals. Tamil Nadu cannot yet connect every district and taluk hospital to the nearest medical college because the ISDN facility is not available in many places outside Chennai. This reflects misplaced priorities in a country which has developed technologies for launching missiles and satellites and for producing nuclear bombs; provides cellular telephones, colour televisions, and luxury cars for the rich; and sends thousands of computer professionals to the United States every year. The story is the same everywhere in the developing world.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEconomics of Informationen_US
dc.subject.otherinformaticsen_US
dc.subject.othertelemedicineen_US
dc.subject.otherhealthcareen_US
dc.subject.otherinadequate technology accessibilityen_US
dc.titleInformatics in Clinical Practice in Developing Countries: Still Early Daysen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalBMJ Journalen_US
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