March 10, 2005 - 2005 Technology and Internet Expo
Venue: Ala Moana Hotel
Conference speakers: Christina Higa / Kaina Lingaton / Lance Shinsato
Topic: Medical Technology Track
Christina Higa, Kaina Lingaton and Lance Shinsato presented at
the 2005 Technology and Internet Expo. The session was divided
into three parts: telecommunication networks, open source systems
and applications. The presentation highlighted the consortia of
partnerships and networks administered by TIPG including the State
Telehealth Access Network (STAN), PEACESAT and the Pacific Partners
Networks. The presentation provided an environmental scan of other
eHealth developments in the Pacific Islands. The session also focused
on open source systems and applications such as Linux, Moodle,
and OpenVista. In addition, a brief discussion on the benefits
and difficulties of implementing open source systems, specific
example of successful applications of open source systems and options
for overcoming the challengers of maintenance and support were
presented. The conference included two tracks that focused on Medical
Technology and Business respectively.
The Expo was very well organized by Lincoln Jacobe’s
Pacific News Media. Jana Lindsey, Telemedicine Coordinator for Shriner’s
Hospital and Children did a fantastic job in organizing the telehealth
track. The conference provided a good opportunity for networking.
Several people approached us after the conference with interest in
joining the STAN network.
I thought that the conference went well. There were great speakers
that provided information about telemedicine in Hawaii and the
Unfortunately the turnout of guests wasn't as big as I expected,
but the people that were there seemed very interested in the topics
and approached the speakers after the presentations for additional
It was good to hear some of the presentations on some of the uses
of the PEACESAT and STAN networks for telemedicine and CME applications.
Many of the users had good things to say about the networks and
want to expand their use to reach more people.
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