REMOTE ACCESS AND TRAINING ON INTERNET FOR
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICERS IN THE U.S. FLAG AND
FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES (1995/1996)
use of telecommunications and information technology by health personnel
in the Pacific Islands region is emerging at best. This should not
be surprising since telemedicine and telehealth are still emerging
fields in developed countries. The use of technology in the Pacific
Islands region suffers from the same problems of budgetary resources,
lack of trained personnel, and so on. Further, the use of telecommunications
and information technology must compete with the value of other direct
health care services.
the same time, the exchange of and access to information is an important
aspect of continuing professional development, consultation, and education.
The purpose of this project was to provide training to public health
personnel in the use of electronic mail, file transfer, and WWW services
through the Internet - services that are provided by PEACESAT in parts
of the Pacific Islands region.
INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Roylinne Wada, Assistant Professor, School of Public
Health, University of Hawaii in collaboration with the Office of Telecommunications
and Information Research and Applications/PEACESAT, Social Science
Research Institute, UH.
ORGANIZATION: The training project is a collaboration
between the Pacific Islands Health Officers Association
and PEACESAT. Mr. Thomas Okamura (PEACESAT) and Mr. Glenn
Nochi of the Pacific Island Health Officers Association
were project managers.