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Tele-Genetics: Using Low Cost Internet Technology to Provide Genetic Consultations to Rural Areas in Sri Lanka

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VHW Dissanayake ,

Senior Lecturer and Medical Geneticist, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 00800, Sri Lanka, LK
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D Nisansala,

Genetic Nurse, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 00800, Sri Lanka, LK
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S Sandamal,

Research Assistant, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 00800, Sri Lanka, LK
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RW Jayasekara

Director and Medical Geneticist, Human Genetics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 00800, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

Tele-medicine is still in its infancy in Sri Lanka and its implementation in the country has been slow due to high cost of infrastructure. Tele-genetics is a simple tele-medicine project implemented in June 2006 using low cost feely available technology and infrastructure aimed at taking clinical genetic services confided to Colombo to rural areas of Sri Lanka. We report here the implementation of this project and its successes and failures over the past two years.

Keywords: Tele-medicine, Genetic Services, Sri Lanka

DOI: 10.4038/sljbmi.v1i1.1465           

Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2010;1(1): 46-48

 

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v1i1.1465
How to Cite: Dissanayake, V. et al., (2010). Tele-Genetics: Using Low Cost Internet Technology to Provide Genetic Consultations to Rural Areas in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics. 1(1), pp.46–48. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v1i1.1465
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Published on 05 Jan 2010.
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