2nd International Symposium on “Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services” (ETTLIS-2010), June 3-5, 2010
Invitation for Participation and Paper Contribution on Emerging Issues of Libraries and Information Services, but not limited to the following:
• Global Best Practices in Library and Information Services
• Emerging Technologies: Issues and Challenges
• Change Management in Libraries and Information Centres
• Strategic Partnership and International Collaboration
• Open Access and Open Source
Hi Neil, you sought to know my views on the usefulness of mobile phones in clinical knowledge for health care providers in Low Income Countries (LICs).
No doubt, mobile phones can be very effective for the medical doctors to pass across vital health information to healthcare providers for the benefit of the patients located at widely distanced communities apart. The use of mobile phones — in terms of its structural, economic, or motivational values in dispensing clinical knowledge cannot be undervalued, especially nowadays with the incorporation of cameras and WIFI (or "walk n web") in new phones.
With such components in mobile phones, access to some useful health information and speedy diagnosis of some medical problems is facilitated. Although, we may not be reaping the full public health benefits as obtained in advanced economies but with the lack of adequate investment on clinical research by the governments from LICs, the shift and encouragement in the use of mobile phones will assist greatly to make available information on required procedures for attending to some health problems and their treatment by the healthcare providers.