"I feel computers will not and cannot substitute doctors. In fact, Yes, i do agree that computers can supplement by providing clinical decision support.
Same thing goes with Telemedicine services.. here also many argue that we are substituting…"
I am Shabbir from Taipei Medical University. I am doing research exactly as Abid wants to do. I am now in Beijing.. Here these people are using cloud computing EHR to reach rural population... as i am still working on the data..…"
"The idea of using Facebook as a media to reforming in Taiwan health care system is very nice especially when it is done innocently by one of the members. Also it's remarkable that the minister is involved and updated with the web technology.…"
Appropriate use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been designated as the most important strategy for “better access to health care and access to better health care, cost effectiveness, equity and efficiency of health…"
Dr.Shabbir Syed Abdul is a citizen of India. He is a project manager of various Health IT projects like
TrEHRT, LabPush and Sana-Swazi. He is presently enrolled in PhD program at National Yang Ming
University, he earned his master's degree in Telemedicine and eHealth from University of Tromso, Norway in
2008 and Graduated as medical doctor from St.Petersburg medical Academy, St.Petersburg Russia in 2001. He
has experience of 6 years as resident doctor and medical officer in India and Republic of Maldives. He was
managing director of Surya eHospital, where he initiated telemedicine services at remote village 200 Kms away
from Hyderabad in India . His research interests are mHealth , Personal Health Records, integrating them
to Electronic Medical Record of Hospital Information System. He wants to focus on the management and flow
of the medical information among health care provider. Ultimately his goal is to find best possible methods of
providing the right information to the right person at the right time and at the right price!
Dr.Shabbir has received scholarships like International Scholar Ex-Change programme by Norwegian Research
Council in 2009 and New Investigator of Global Health by Global Health Council conference in 2010. He
participated in several International Telemedicine & eHealth conferences at Russia, Luxembourg, Norway,
Brussels, Malaysia, India and US. Recently his viewpoints were published in prestigious journals like British
Medical Journal  and The Lancet .
 Making telemedicine effective in rural India. Available at http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/2009/nov/13/effective-telemedici...
 A pocket full of e-Health. Available at http://www.telemed.no/index.php?id=4465517&showtipform=1&ca...
 Shabbir, SA. et al., Wikileaks and the new threats towards patient data, BMJ 2011
Available online at http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d871.full
 Shabbir, SA et al. Facebook Usage Leads to Healthcare Reform in Taiwan’s Healthcare System. The
Lancet 2011. accepted (in press)
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