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La grille au service du développement médical en Afrique

Abstract : Objectives: Telemedicine networks allow to train local physicians and to improve diagnosis by exchanging medical data. But the set-up of multipoint dynamic telemedicine requires moving towards GRID technologies. The objective is to develop telemedicine services for physicians from Burkina Faso and France with the perspective of setting up a grid infrastructure between the participating medical sites. Methods: A web site to exchange diagnosis on diabetic retinopathy was developed in PHP. Another application using web services was developed to exchange patient information on ophthalmology between two databases. Results: The main difficulty comes from limited resources in developing countries including staff skills, bandwidth and funding. But the collaboration with dispensaries opened a door to enhanced collaboration between physicians of France and Burkina Faso Conclusions: These applications are designed with the aim of their use on grids which opens the perspective of multipoint dynamic telemedicine. We are developing a new generation of telemedicine service using experience acquired in the last two years.
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F. Jacq, F. Bacin, N. Meda, D. Donnarieix, J. Salzemann, et al.. La grille au service du développement médical en Afrique. 12emes Journées Francophones de l'Informatique Médicale, Jan 2007, Bamako, Mali. pp.1-11. ⟨in2p3-00134016⟩



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