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How Can Digital/Mobile Health Improve Healthcare Delivery and Economy in Armenia?

YEREVAN, Armenia – On July 27, 2018, the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) organized a public health seminar led by Professor Robert S. H. Istepanian, an honorary visiting professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London. Professor Istepanian opened the seminar titled “How Can Digital/Mobile Health Improve Healthcare Delivery and Economy in Armenia?” by explaining the notion of the digital/ m-Health and the benefits to health systems. He also talked about the science of m-Health in clinical areas and healthcare applications. His presentation was followed by an interesting discussion with the attendees.

Professor Istepanian is recognized as one of the leading authorities and pioneer of mobile healthcare and the first scientist to have coined and defined the concept of ‘m-Health.’ He is a World Health Organization (WHO) expert advisor on their Guideline Development Group (GDG) for digital health interventions. He served as an expert on numerous assessment and peer evaluation panels in the UK, Holland, Finland, Ireland, Canada and other countries. The panels were devoted to such topics as digital and mobile healthcare and innovation technology funding. His publications exceed 200 peer-reviewed journals, conference papers and books including a recent book on mobile health (m-Health) published by John Wiley-IEEE Press, 2017.

The video of the seminar is available here.

The AUA Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.