Time and date: 2 March 2022, 11am-12noon
Dr Edward Asiedu (University of Ghana)
Dr David Botchie (Brunel Business School)
Dr Weifeng Chen (Brunel Business School)
Dr Shang Gao (Örebro University Sweden)
Funded by ITU’s Connect2Recover initiative 2022
Global health shocks have become rampant in the past few decades. The economic andsocial consequences of such events, even though non-trivial for many countries, are moredire for many developing countries. We aim to investigate how tele¬medicine ecosystems canbe leveraged to expand health service delivery particularly to the poor and the vulnerable(children, women and the elderly) in remote communities. Within our project, we examinethe state of the telemedicine ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa broadly, focusing on Ghanafor a more in-depth investigation. Therefore, the project would reveal the issues to thepolicymaker as well as the solutions to address it. Findings and recommendations will helpstrengthen the health system to with¬stand any future covariate health shock. To achievethe insights, the project team will use an in-depth review of secondary data and exploratoryapproaches to explore the telemedicine ecosystem.
Dr Edward Asiedu is a Development Economist based at the University of Ghana BusinessSchool (UGBS). His research is in the area of pro-poor policy design and analyses, healthand agricultural financing, migration and development, and experimental evaluation ofdevelopment interventions.
Dr David Botchie is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Global Value Chains at Brunel BusinessSchool. He has worked on the DFID funded Internet Portals Evaluation Project in Ghana,Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. He has also worked as a consultant for various internationalorganisations including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and Foodand Agricultural Organisation. He is a member of the Brunel Centre for AI.
Dr Weifeng Cheng is a Reader in Innovation Management at Brunel Business School. He specialisesin technology adoption, business models innovation, digitalisation, and social transformation. Hiscurrent research focuses on the impact of disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligenceand Blockchain Technology on innovation related to new business models and ecosystem cocreationin global value chains. He is one of the founding members of the Brunel Centre for AI.
Dr Shang Gao is an Associate professor (Docent) in Information Systems at the School of Business,Örebro University, Sweden. He is specialized in mobile information systems, blockchain technology,information security management, enterprise modeling and technology diffusion. He obtainedhis PhD (2011) in information systems from Norwegian University of Science and Technology(NTNU), Norway, and his MSc (2006) in Engineering and Management of Information Systemsfrom the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.