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Welcome to Indiacybermed!
This E-mail discussion group is devoted to enhancing health uses of
the Internet across all areas of medicine in India. An early aim of
the group is the creation of an offshoot of the existing
site, which would be specifically
devoted to sharing innovations among Indian Health web sites, thereby
enhancing the quality of information presented across all disciplines.
We anticipate that discussion will be focused on evaluation of current
medical Internet resources in India and ways in which innovations and
good ideas can be shared amongst these to increase the overall quality
of medical Internet resources in India and encourage greater physician
participation in Internet communications. Currently many Indian
physicians have computers and Email addresses but fewer than 1% use
them actively. One of our main purposes is to try to greatly increase
that percentage, thus enhancing the quality of Indian health care.
Although there are limitations of the use of the Internet and Email in
our daily lives due to the infrastructure available, the benefits of
the use are unlimited. These benefits frequently go unrecognized
because of lack of utilization which then becomes a vicious cycle. We
need to combine efforts to break this negative cycle and to make
optimum use of technology in our day to day practice.
The establishment of this group was an interesting partnership between
two individuals who have never met face to face, Dr. Kim Solez in
Edmonton, Canada, who directs the worldwide NKF cybernephrology
initiative, the Informatics Commission of the International Society of
Nephrology, and the cyberMedicine.org
web site, and Naina Pandita who
is a medical information specialist heading the Indian MEDLARS Centre
at the National Informatics Centre in New Delhi, India.
Our initiative was specifically stimulated by Dr. Aniket Joshi, an
Indian internist with an interest in nephrology and informatics, who
challenged us to create something like http://www.cyber-medicine.org
specifically for India.
The three of us expect that this group will evolve quite considerably
over the years and we urge subscribers to play an active role in
making this happen. The end result should be a substantial
improvement in the quality of health web sites in India as well as
greater awareness of the resources available and a substantial
increase in physician participation in the use of Internet resources
and E-mail communication for the betterment of the overall health of
the Indian population.
There are no limitations on membership to this group. Any interested
party can play an active role in our discussions. We expect that
further rules for participation will be developed as the size of the
The technical details of the group are given below. We invite your
Kim Solez, M.D. Kim.Solez(a)UAlberta.CA Naina Pandita
naina(a)medlar0.delhi.nic.in Moderators - INDIACYBERMED
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