Latin America Healthcare link (EHAS), Second World Telemedicine Symposium for developing countries

Published 31 May 1999 by Andres. Martinez, Valentin Villaroel, Alberto Escudero et al.

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Enlace Hispanoamericano de Salud (EHAS)

The objectives of the Latin American Health Link programme are to provide low-cost communication facilities and information access services to medical staff working in rural areas of Latin America not yet served by conventional telephony.

The services are based on the exchange of information among colleagues, access to specialists, distance training and access to specialized documentation through what we refer to as "information access facilitators". The technologies, inspired by the experience of the radio amateur community, permit Internet access via radio systems and are based solely on the use of email.

Keyword(s): Health, Wireless, Rural Development