Biomedical and Health Informatics Application for Primary Care and Public Health Setting
Lutfan Lazuardi, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Biomedical and Health Informatics (BMHI) is the field concerned with the optimal use of information and technology to improve health status in the healthcare and public health setting as well as for biomedical research. BMHI application is growing continuously in Indonesia. This presentation aim to describe the initiatives related to the development and implementation of BMHI especially in primary care and public health setting. An example of the initiative is the application of imaging techniques to support the diagnosis of dengue and acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the primary care setting. Primary care setting usually lack of infrastructure, resources and capacity. Our study suggest that the use of imaging technique for detecting and calculating the platelet may be beneficial to support the diagnosis of dengue cases in primary setting, a disease of public health concern. Another example is the use of modeling for dengue early warning using climate variables which is expected to be implemented in surveillance system at Yogyakarta.