Global Health Delivery Offers Lessons on IT and Care in Remote Settings

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | July 28, 2011

The Global Health Delivery Project has released 21 teaching case studies that examine the complexity of bringing life-saving technologies and care to resource-poor settings around the world.

These multidisciplinary materials, which include case studies from 13 countries, are available to global health educators, students and practitioners at no cost through Harvard Business Publishing.

"The publication of these cases – online, and freely accessible to the practitioners, students and educators who will benefit most from them – is an important step toward closing the know-do gap in global health," said Paul Farmer, MD, chair of Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. "Increasingly, our feedback loop of research, teaching and service is directly strengthening the care we deliver on the ground and our ability to replicate and scale successes."...