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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1398-1399
Medical IT curriculum for local public health promotion: Expert comments on its way for actual implementation and operating


Suvannhabhumi Clinical Training, Research and Development Center, Institute of Natural Medicine Science Development and Establishment Project, Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin Province, Thailand

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Date of Web Publication6-Nov-2017
 

How to cite this article:
Jeenpea B, Wayalun S, Kaewla W, Wiwanitkit V. Medical IT curriculum for local public health promotion: Expert comments on its way for actual implementation and operating. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1398-9

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Jeenpea B, Wayalun S, Kaewla W, Wiwanitkit V. Medical IT curriculum for local public health promotion: Expert comments on its way for actual implementation and operating. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 7];10:1398-9. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/5/1398/196641


Dear Editor,

An important way to implement sustainable public health system in the community is to set the new generation of public health workers by good public health curriculum. In Thailand, the setting of the new public health curriculum to correspond the local requirement is an actual need. To complete the process, the good peer reviewing and the consensus process is required.[1],[2] This issue is an important public health concern worldwide. For the medical and public health IT training, in Iran, et al. noted for the “challenges and the drawbacks of the health information management (HIM) curriculum”.[3] Here, the authors summarize the expert comments on the new medical IT curriculum, which aims at public health promotion from Thailand. In fact, medical IT worker is a new group of medical worker that plays an important role in media communication in the hospital as well as in continuous education.[4] The training of the medical IT becomes the urgent need to correspond to the rapid blooming of IT in medical society. In the process, the comments and idea are gathered from several experts in medicine, public health, mass media, art, education, IT science, technology, private enterprise, industrial, and business on the core curriculum. It can be drawn from the consensus that there is an urgent need of new graduate medical IT personnel to serve the increasing medical IT workload at present. These IT personnel can serve the routine public health work as well as can apply the skill to perform new medical IT information to actual serve the local community.

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Wiwanitkit V, Kaewla W. Naturopathycurriculum: A step for health reform in Thailand. J Ayurveda Integr Med 2015;6:208.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Wiwanitkit V, Kaewla W. Public hearing on the first naturopathy curriculum in Thailand. Educ Health (Abingdon) 2015;28:213-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Meidani Z, Sadoughi F, Ahmadi M, Maleki MR, Zohoor A, Saddik B. National health information infrastructure model: a milestone for health information management education realignment. Telemed J E Health 2012;18:475-83.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Wang AT, Sandhu NP, Wittich CM, Mandrekar JN, Beckman TJ. Using social media to improve continuing medical education: a survey of course participants. May Clin Proc 2012;87:1162-70.  Back to cited text no. 4
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Wasana Kaewla
Surindra Rajabhat University, Surin Province
Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.196641

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