Posts Tagged 'health'

The future of public health: grid gains traction

From iSGTW Feature – The future of public health: grid gains traction.

Feature – The future of public health: The grid gains traction

Dr. Ida A. Bengston (1881-1952) was one of the first women employed on the scientific staff of the Hygienic Laboratory of the Public Health Service, the predecessor to the National Institutes of Health. Bengston was particularly noted for her studies of bacterial toxins.

What are the infrastructure challenges of public health informatics that requires leveraging the grid?  Of course Doc Eloy Marcelo has his CHITS and also there is the OpenMRS project.  Perhaps this is an *integration* of existing systems? It would be interesting to see a web service interfacing CHITS and OpenMRS.


ICT4Health2008: Session on Medical Imaging, Instrumentation and Informatics

I will be facilitating/ moderating the second session of the International Symposium on ICT for Health. It will feature paper presentations on Medical Imaging, Instrumentation and Informatics. Below is the schedule of presentations and their titles:

  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm : J. Liu, J.H. Lim, D. Racoceanu, W.W.K. Damon and H. Li, “Leaking detection for medical image segmentation,” France and Singapore.
  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm : A. Gavino, P. Tolentino, A. Bernal and A. Marcelo,”Analysis of telereferrals from doctors-to-the-barrios sent via Short Messaging System,” Philippines.
  • 4:15pm – 4:40pm : R. Kunthy, Y. Urano, K. Marry and S. Socheat, “Pilot installation of e-health system connected from central hospital to rural community in Kandal Province, Cambodia distributed by wireless LAN network,” Japan.
  • 4:40pm – 5:05pm : J. Pabico, “A simple ant model for aligning sequences,” Philippines.
  • 5:05pm – 5:30pm : R.J. Miguel, V.M. Dizon, M. Abundo and L. Sison, “Bluetooth-enabled medical instrumentation,” Philippines.
  • edit: 5:30pm – 5:55pm : J. Milla, “Use of IT in a hospital setting: The Medical City case,” Philippines

Authors whose name are italicized are the ones who will conduct the presentation.

ICT4Health resulted from Ateneo’s collaboration with several partners from the ONCO-MEDIA project. Its main focus is to use grid computing technologies to support information retrieval operations on medical images using context. We hope that this event will facilitate generation of new partners from several institutions in the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Asia and France.

Additional program details of the session:

  • ICT4Health2008: Session on Medical Imaging, Instrumentation and Informatics
  • Session moderator: Allan Espinosa, Assistant Instructor, Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering Department, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Date: Friday 2008 February 29, 3:15pm – 5:30pm [add to your Google Calendar]
  • Venue: SOM 111 (Ching Tan Room), Ateneo de Manila University.[Google Maps]

Design and engineering of a supply chain management system for drug delivery applications

Day 2 of the 8th Philippine Computing Congress. I presented our deparment’s work on wireless logistics. It is a project commissioned by the Tropical Disease Foundation to monitor TB drug deliveries around the country.

Title: Design and engineering of a supply chain management system for drug delivery applications
Authors: A. Espinosa, N. Libatique, G. Tangonan, M. L. Guico, J. Wong, J. Marciano, J. Villeres


Using RFID technologies, this paper reports a proof-of-concept design
and deployment for tracking expensive medical supplies for
tuberculosis patients. The supply chain starts from the distribution
centers down to regional health units. The supply chain tracking
system features the novel use of an integrated subversion based
staging server to provide data synchronization between the various
distribution centers and a remote backend database.