Lancet Digital Health: Is the future of medical diagnosisincomputer algorithms? (8)

8 May, 2019

Thank you Joseph for an excellent message. I would like to add to this an invitation to all friends and colleagues in LMICs to please conduct studies at local, provincial and national levels to show the level of penetration of and quality of electricity, utilization of ICT, areas which already have utilized ICT, hospital other healthcare facilities uptake of ICT, number, demography of people who use the online or offline electronic or digital resources for health and medication, availability and quality of digital health information in the local languages, challenges and possible realistic solutions. I think we had enough of quoting USA and European statistics and evidence every time we want to make a point in a LMIC. Let’s build our statistics and evidence based on what we have and what we would like to have rather than using evidence form other cultures and totally different settings.

Best regards

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI

President of the eHealth Development Association of Jordan,

Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth,

e-Marefa Advisor

P.O. Box 542006

Amman 11937


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HIFA Profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group.

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