PESCA: Developing an Open Source Platform to Bring eHealth to Latin America and the Caribbean

David Santo Orcero, Diego L. López, Carlos L. Sanchez, Francisco J. Alcazar, Sergio Ruiz, Maria Jesús Rubia, Miguel Romero-Cuevas, Pedro García-Fortea, Gonzalo Aranda, Julio Lorca

Abstract

Nowadays the society needs to communicate and the technologies are revolutionizing the information systems, especially for the health; where an effective use of the technologies is used to favor the needs of the persons. These technologies can contribute to the development of the local economies. Open source software (OSS) can be an useful strategy to bring information and communication technologies to developing countries. However, specially in Latin America and the Caribbean, there are some barriers in adopting OSS for health: the need for open standards, heterogeneous OSS developed without normalization and metrics, English predominance as top OSS language, lack of initiatives to evaluate existing health OSS and needs for quality control and functional validation. The Open Source Platform for eHealth (PESCA) has been designed as a set of interoperable modules that can solve either: simple problems on health management and communication in primary care or complex problems in healthcare systems, including telehealth communications between heterogeneous institutions.

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Santo Orcero D., López D., Sanchez C., Alcazar F., Ruiz S., Rubia M., Romero-Cuevas M., García-Fortea P., Aranda G. and Lorca J. (2009). PESCA: Developing an Open Source Platform to Bring eHealth to Latin America and the Caribbean . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe - Volume 1: Workshop OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-79-1, pages 38-44. DOI: 10.5220/0001827300380044


in Bibtex Style

@conference{workshop osehc09,
author={David Santo Orcero and Diego L. López and Carlos L. Sanchez and Francisco J. Alcazar and Sergio Ruiz and Maria Jesús Rubia and Miguel Romero-Cuevas and Pedro García-Fortea and Gonzalo Aranda and Julio Lorca},
title={PESCA: Developing an Open Source Platform to Bring eHealth to Latin America and the Caribbean},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe - Volume 1: Workshop OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={38-44},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001827300380044},
isbn={978-989-8111-79-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe - Volume 1: Workshop OSEHC, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - PESCA: Developing an Open Source Platform to Bring eHealth to Latin America and the Caribbean
SN - 978-989-8111-79-1
AU - Santo Orcero D.
AU - López D.
AU - Sanchez C.
AU - Alcazar F.
AU - Ruiz S.
AU - Rubia M.
AU - Romero-Cuevas M.
AU - García-Fortea P.
AU - Aranda G.
AU - Lorca J.
PY - 2009
SP - 38
EP - 44
DO - 10.5220/0001827300380044