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Building an efficient and just global health system in the Internet Age

Date & Time:
11:30:00 - 12:30:00,
Monday 30 June, 2003


Thanks to the rapid development of the Internet, for the first time in history we have the tools needed to ensure that all human beings have the same opportunity to access, share and exchange information and services, efficiently and regardless of who or where we are. Is it reasonable to expect that the Internet will lead to a global health system that acts as a good companion for people, and not like the franchise of inefficient repair shops we have now?

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  • Name: Alejandro Jadad
  • Affiliation: Director, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University of
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  • Bio: Alejandro (Alex) R. Jadad (MD, DPhil, FRCPC) is Director of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University of Toronto. In addition, he is a Professor in the Departments of Anaesthesia, and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Canadian Research Chair in eHealth, Senior Scientist, Division of Clinical Decision-Innovation Making and Health Care, Toronto General Research, and Rose Family Chair in the Supportive Care Institute.