The Role of e-Health in Disasters: A Strategy for Education, Training and Integration in Disaster Medicine


  • Tony Norris AUT Auckland University of Technology
  • Jose Gonzalez University of Agder
  • David Parry AUT Auckland University of Technology
  • Richard Scott NT Consulting
  • Julie Dugdale University of Alps & University of Agder
  • Deepak Khazanchi University of Nebraska, Omaha
Keywords: Disaster e-health, disaster medicine, disaster management, e-health, curriculum


This paper describes the origins and progress of an international project to advance disaster eHealth (DEH) – the application of eHealth technologies to enhance the delivery of healthcare in disasters. The study to date has focused on two major themes; the role of DEH in facilitating inter-agency communication in disaster situations, and the fundamental need to promote awareness of DEH in the education of disaster managers and health professionals. The paper deals mainly with on-going research on the second of these themes, surveying the current provision of disaster medicine education, the design considerations for a DEH programme for health professionals, the key curriculum topics, and the optimal delivery mode.


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How to Cite
Norris, T., Gonzalez, J., Parry, D., Scott, R., Dugdale, J., & Khazanchi, D. (2018). The Role of e-Health in Disasters: A Strategy for Education, Training and Integration in Disaster Medicine. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 6(1), e2 (1-7).
Special Theme: Disaster eHealth