Medical Computing at Infomed: Cuba & USA
Cuban medical computing supports medicine and biotechnology, fields in which AfroCubans are heavily represented.
Very impressive use of scarce resources in developing a medical informatics networks that supports doctors across Cuba. You must see this site at http://www.infomed.sld.cu
Infomed is planning ambitious projects, such as a web based hospital information system. To date, most of these projects have been within Cuba, due to limited resources, but this is changing. Some of the many Cubans doctors abroad (300 in South Africa, others in Botswana, etc) use the web based Infomed network to support their work and this trend is expected to increase.
Centro Nacional de Informacion de Ciencias Medicas
These folks have done a great job supplying computers to Infomed in Cuba. Yes, they are the ones who sent 400 computers down to Cuba with the Pastors for Peace. Now they have sent many hundreds more, and they have been able to do so legally under a Treasury license. This has interesting implications for non-profits and others who need to operate legally. Check them out at InfoMed USA.
States 290,000 000 inhabitants Black MD'S 17,000
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