e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

e-Health for Rural Areas in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Sebokeng Experience

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_18,
        author={Massimiliano Masi and Rosario Pugliese and Francesco Tiezzi},
        title={e-Health for Rural Areas in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Sebokeng Experience},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={e-Health systems in developing countries information security healthcare technology standards e-Health experiences},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_18}
    }
    
  • Massimiliano Masi
    Rosario Pugliese
    Francesco Tiezzi
    Year: 2012
    e-Health for Rural Areas in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Sebokeng Experience
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_18
Massimiliano Masi,*, Rosario Pugliese1,*, Francesco Tiezzi2,*
  • 1: Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • 2: IMT Advanced Studies Lucca
*Contact email: massimiliano.masi@tiani-spirit.com, rosario.pugliese@unifi.it, francesco.tiezzi@imtlucca.it

Abstract

We report the experience gained in an e-Health project in the Gauteng province, in South Africa. A Proof-of-Concept of the project has been already installed in 3 clinics in the Sebokeng township. The project is now going to be applied to 300 clinics in the whole province. This extension of the Proof-of-Concept can however give rise to security flaws because of the inclusion of rural areas with unreliable Internet connection. We address this problem and propose a safe solution.