Dept. of CS Seminar Engineering an Electronic Medical Record System in the Developing World 10/2

September 23, 2009 at 11:01 am (Uncategorized)

Topic: Engineering an Electronic Medical Record System in the Developing World – Necessity is the Mother of Invention’

Presented By: Dr. G. Douglas, Director and Co-Founder
From: Baobab Health, a non-profit organization based in Malawi
Biography: Gerry Douglas is the Director and Co-founder of Baobab Health, a non-profit organization based in Malawi with the mission of improving healthcare in lower-income countries. He holds a Diploma in Electronics, an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, a Masters in Information Science, and a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Gerry focused his PhD research on the application of medical informatics principles to improving healthcare delivery in developing countries. His work focuses primarily on augmenting clinicians’ ability to deliver healthcare in resource-poor settings through the use of a point-of-care system; an approach that is novel in this setting.

Sponsored By: Jens Weber, Associate Professor and Director BSeng Program
From: Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria

Date: Friday, October 02, 2009
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Engineering Office Wing Building (ECS), Room # 660

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