A systemic approach to healthcare technology innovation for resource-poor environments

M. A. Poluta, M. R. Glucksberg, D. Kelso, K. Palamountain

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Abstract

This paper describes a unique partnership between Northwestern University (NU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) to develop appropriate and affordable health technology solutions for resource poor environments. These collaborations seek to bridge the gap between significant disease burden and the expertise required to address it. The NU and UCT partnership, as well as the closely associated Center for Innovation in Global Healthcare Technology (CIGHT) and Worid Health Imaging Alliance (WHIA), offer a novel approach for developing healthcare technologies for resource poor environments using the collective expertise of academia, donors and industry. These partnerships extend beyond initial product development to also consider what is needed to deliver and maintain these products in their intended environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th IET International Seminar on Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries (AHT 2008)
Edition12213
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event5th IET International Seminar on Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries, AHT 2008 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: May 21 2008May 22 2008

Publication series

NameIET Seminar Digest
Number12213
Volume2008

Other

Other5th IET International Seminar on Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries, AHT 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period5/21/085/22/08

Keywords

  • Healthcare Technology
  • Innovation
  • Resourcepoor environments
  • Systemic Assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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