Global e-Health – Challenges and Opportunities for Coordinated Care Delivery and Biomedical Research

Monday, May 11, 2015 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Presentation by Yuri Quintana, PhD

Director, Global Health Informatics, Beth Israel Deanconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Changes in global disease trends and demographics are creating unprecedented challenges to the delivery of health care worldwide.

New technologies have allowed us to collect large amounts of data but making that information useful for clinical care and global research remains a challenge.

This talk will examine innovations in big-data translational research platforms for biomedical research, e-health systems for seniors, maternal health care, and mobile health including:

  • a case study of InfoSAGE that provides education and coordinated care communication to elders in assisted living homes
  • discussion of opportunities for the use of mobile health apps, wearable technologies and big data applications
  • discussion of the challenges in establishing e-health in developed and developing countries.

About the speaker

Yuri Quintana.
Yuri Quintana, Ph.D. is focused on developing innovative technologies that empower communities of professionals and consumers to collaborate on a worldwide basis. He is Director for Global Health Informatics in the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He is developing global online collaboration networks for healthcare delivery and applications in mobile health.

Previously Quintana was at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he developed international education and informatics programs in pediatric oncology. He led the development of Cure4Kids, a pediatric cancer education and collaboration website used by over thousands of health professionals worldwide; POND4Kids for international collaborative clinical trials; and Cure4Kids for Kids, an outreach education program to educate children and communities about cancer and healthy living.

Quintana was a principal investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network, focusing on consumer health informatics and a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario. He also served as director of the New Media Research Lab developing innovations in interactive media and online education. He has held high-tech positions at IBM Canada Limited and Watcom. He has been the chair of five international conferences on medical informatics.

Quintana obtained his engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering.

Event sponsored by:

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Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Homewood Research Institute

Registration for this event closed on Monday, May 4, 2015.

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