Strengthening global health informatics research within The Andean Region through international collaboration

Authors

  • Walter H. Curioso Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Seattle, Washington, USA. Médico, Maestro en Salud Pública. Especialista en Informática Biomédica y Candidato al Doctorado en Informática Biomédica.
  • Patricia J. García Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. Médico, Maestro en Salud Pública.
  • Greta M. Castillo Health Information Science. University of Victoria. British Columbia, Canada. Maestranda en Informática en Salud.
  • Magaly M. Blas Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, Maestro en Salud Pública. Doctora en Epidemiología.
  • Amaya Perez-Brumer Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Becaria de Investigación.
  • Mirko Zimic Unidad de Bioinformática-Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo. facultad de Ciencias y filosofía, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. físico, bioquímico, bioestadístico y Doctor en salud pública.
  • Red QUIPU

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2010.273.1505

Keywords:

Training, Biomedical research, Medical informatics, Horizontal cooperation, Latin America

Abstract

To improve global health and the welfare of a population, skilled human resources are required, not only in medicine and health, but also in the field of informatics. Unfortunately, training and research programs specific to biomedical informatics in developing countries are both scarce and poorly documented. The aim of this paper is to report the results from the first Informatics Expert Meeting for the Andean Region, including, nine Latin American based institutional case studies. This two-day event occurred in March 2010 and brought together twenty-three leaders in biomedical informatics from around the world. The blend of practical and experiential advice from these experts contributed to rich discussions addressing both challenges and applications of informatics within Latin American. In addition, to address the needs emphasized at the meeting, the QUIPU Network was established to expand the research consortium in the Andean Region, Latin America, and internationally. The use of these new technologies in existing public health training and research programs will be key to improving the health of populations in the Andean Region and around the globe.

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Published

2010-09-28

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Curioso WH, García PJ, Castillo GM, Blas MM, Perez-Brumer A, Zimic M, et al. Strengthening global health informatics research within The Andean Region through international collaboration. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2010 Sep. 28 [cited 2024 May 20];27(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1505

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