Enable medical practitioners in resource-constrained areas to maintain competence and improve patient care by providing access to cutting-edge medical literature.
Physicians, physicians-in-training, midwives, nurses, prehospital providers, and community health practitioners in resource constrained areas.
Continuing Medical Education on Stick (CMES) refers to Continuing Medical Education (CME) which are educational activities that help medical practitioners maintain competence, learn about new and developing areas of their field and improve patient care. CME development and utilization faces challenges worldwide because resources are limited and infrastructure for the delivery of healthcare and information is fragile. Based on interviews with medical practitioners the main challenge to CME utilization in resource-challenged countries is: lack of funds to travel to conferences or buy cme programs; lack of local CME credits for continued licensing: and lack of mentors to inspire continuing medical education after graduation.This results in localized medical practices with great disparities between urban and rural areas. Overcoming these obstacles requires novel approaches to delivery beyond printed and digital mediums, human agency and off-site training.
We developed CME on a Stick (CMES) which is an auto-running USB drive with CME content and OS-like functionality and CMES-Pi which is a Raspberry-Pi unit enabling CME access via our smart phone iOs or Android apps. Medical practitioners, including community health providers, nurses, midwives, medical students, mid-level providers and physicians in both urban and rural areas utilize CMES to access free educational content and materials.
Can digital technology help fill the medical education gap? The World Health Assembly in May 2018 agreed on a digital health resolution that urged member states to prioritize the “development, evaluation, implementation, scale up and greater utilization of digital technologies as a means of promoting equitable, affordable and universal access to health for all.” The recommendations focus on areas such
Abinash Adhikari is from Nepal and is currently doing a Masters in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate Univesity, California. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Waseda University, Tokyo and worked at Rakuten in Tokyo as a full-stack web application engineer during his early career. Abinash has hands-on experience in building distributed systems using REST web
Are you connected globally in the health field? Techies Without Borders (TWB) needs your help identifying our global colleagues for the Continuing Medical Education on Stick (CMES) Project. Help give a doctor, nurse, medic or health practitioner free cme by contacting us at the email below. Health providers such as Dr. Aloima, Dr. Carmen and, Dr. Dare in Nigeria depend
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CMESworld.org wants to learn more about physicians’ access to educational resources in your area. Your response will help us better understand your CME needs and provide you with relevant CMES solutions.
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