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The Role of Telehealth in Pacific Island Human Resource for Health (HRH) Development: An Environmental Scan of Past Experiences and Potential Developments. Rieko Hayakawa, Christina Higa, Cathy Wasem. The 21st Pacific Congress Okinawa Asia Pacific Telecommunity Telemedicine Initiative
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The Role of Telehealth in Pacific Island Human Resource for Health (HRH) Development:
An Environmental Scan of Past Experiences and Potential Developments
Rieko Hayakawa, Christina Higa, Cathy Wasem
The 21st Pacific Congress Okinawa
Asia Pacific Telecommunity Telemedicine Initiative
15-16 June 2007, Okinawa, Japan
Beliefs: Traditional & Western
II. HEALTH, HUMAN RESOURCE FOR HEALTH (HRH) DEVELOPMENT IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS AND TELEHEALTH
There is a global shortage of health workers estimated at more than 4 million doctors, nurses, midwives and others.
Use of ICT to support long distance
III. PACIFIC ISLANDS TELECOMMUNICATION – MONOPOLIES, ICT POLICY REFORM, TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS, AND UNIVERSAL SERVICE
* Public Schools
* University of Guam
2. telecommunication cost
3. collaboration within and among the POLHN sites
4. POLHN resources could be further maximized by working with other governments, health care providers and educational institutions
5. mechanisms for articulating higher education coursework and certifying continuing education
The University of Guam has established 30 telecentres in the remote islands of the Micronesian region HF radio email system
Leading telehealth in Japan and Asia Pacific
2006 – 2008 ICT training in Japan (3 month)
Special designed for Pacific Islands Health workers
1. Problem in the access and cost of telecommunication services: need to increase access and lower costs by
i. universal service mechanisms
ii. accelerate development of ICT strategies
iii. support networks eg. PEACESAT & USPNet
2. Problem – a lack of a regional coordinating body (or bodies) in this arena: improve the linkages between the health, education, and ICT sectors, and the local, regional, and international funding agencies
E-Health for Okinawa (Chubu Hospital)
For 50 remote islands
*2 Hospitals: Miyako Island and Yaeyama Islands
To help doctors and nurses who work in remote Is.
in Okinawa」.Educational video. JICA
Mahalo, Arigatou, ViNaka, Mifaiyu,
health professionals and administrators who contributed valuable information and insights regarding HRH development and ICT in the Pacific for this paper