ICT in Medical Education in Trinidad and Tobago

ICT in Medical Education in Trinidad and Tobago

Author: 
Lewis, Marilyn
Place: 
Hershey
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2005
Editor: 
Marshall, Stewart
Journal Title: 
Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology
Source: 
Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology
Abstract: 

Information and communication technology (ICT) allows users to access information without taking geographic position into account. These users are also unconstrained by time, volume, or format of the information. ICT applications have enormous potential as a tool for aiding development in countries such as Trinidad and Tobago. Telemedicine, which can provide medical services to persons in isolated places, in emergencies, to the homebound, or the physically challenged, is but one example. Mansell and Wehn de Montalvo (1998) noted that “ICT applications facilitate telemedicine” (p. 85), and that “economic development can be fostered by tele-working and tele-services in some developing countries” (p. 83).

CITATION: Lewis, Marilyn. ICT in Medical Education in Trinidad and Tobago edited by Marshall, Stewart . Hershey : IGI Global , 2005. Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology - Available at: http://library.au.int/ict-medical-education-trinidad-and-tobago