Digital Health Information Systems

Digital Health Information SystemsUsing web-based tools to save lives

Electronic sharing of medical information can be a vital resource in any health care system.
This kind of instant support to medical staff provides:

Quick access to this kind of information can and does save lives. It also provides processes to track data that improves health care from village to world-wide levels.

Tom McDonald, MD, is spearheading a process to use cell phones and inexpensive laptops to create tools to track and share medical information throughout a healthcare system.

Dr McDonald is a practicing physician working in Palo Alto and teaching at Stanford with unique experience in:

Dr. McDonald is working with Global Health Research Foundation to develop an understanding of the role of digital health information (such as electronic medical records), health data collection, and feedback in sustainable health development