Dr Georges BEDIANG
- MD, MSc, PhD & MPHDepartment of Public Health
Currently, he is Senior Lecturer in Medical Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) of University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon), in which he introduced pre-graduate training in medical informatics for medical students in medicine, pharmacy and dentistry and for residents in public health since 4 years. His main research areas are: (i) the appropriate use of eLearning for the training of health professionals in Africa; (ii) the use of digital health and telemedicine tools to support healthcare and decisions for health professionals in Africa; (iii) and the use of knowledge engineering and artificial intelligence-based approaches in healthcare to improve screening, diagnostic and management of patients in resource-limited settings.
He was also involved as project manager in several projects, especially Matlook (implementation of Hospital Information System at the maternity of Yaoundé Central Hospital), TB-SMS (SMS-based intervention for improvement of adherence and cure rate of Tuberculosis Patient), Cardioscope & Pneumoscope (use of an electronic stethoscope and artificial intelligence to detect anomalies during auscultation), etc.
He carried out the development of Cameroonian IT solutions aimed at supporting the world of higher education and research such as My eDefense (thesis defense management), SmartCongress (management of conferences), GISCO (management of education and notes)
He is also involved in the coordination of telemedicine and eLearning activities of the RAFT network (http://raft.g2hp.net/) in Cameroon and at the international level. With this position, he has been involved in the deployment of eLearning and telemedicine activities in several French-speaking countries.
Furthermore, he is a co-founder member and Vice-President in charge of Scientific Affairs of Cameroonian Health Informatics Society which organises a national conference every 2 years. He also participated to several medical informatics conferences at international, regional and national levels such as MEDINFO, MIE, HELINA, JFIM, etc.
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