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Summer ehealth school by IIT-A

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There are several IT experts and medical practitioners who will share their experiences relating to e-health care during the summer school to be organised by Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, at its Jhalwa unit from July 8. MD Tiwari, Director, IIIT- A, told that information communication technology (ICT) applications are growing for Healthcare. ICT has been effectively used in facilitating quick access to vast amount of medical information, automating the process of clinical diagnosis and also clinical investigations. The objective of this summer school is to apprise the faculty and the medical doctors of these technological advancements in the field of healthcare to make better use of ICT in their area of work. This exposure might help the computer engineering faculty to get an exposure to know about the application of ICT in the healthcare field so that they can foster the enhanced role of technology in this field of healthcare.

Some of its aspects include architecture for electronic medical records and other health, information systems used for billing, scheduling and research, decision support system in healthcare, standards and integration profiles, facilitating the exchange of information between healthcare information systems, controlled medical vocabularies (CMVs) such as the systematised nomenclature of medicine, clinical terms etc, explained Tiwari. E-Healthcare systems dealt with the resources, devices and methods required to optimise the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information in health and biomedicine, described Convenor RC Tripathi. Included tools comprised of not only computers and networks but also clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies and computer-based equipment.

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