Section IV: e-Health Innovation Centre with Information Communication Technology (ICT)
CIME upholds the principles of quality and access by connecting the people in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan to AKU faculty via tele-medicine clinics. It also has a e-Health virtual ward, a digital library and a Simulation Research Unit.
e-Health Clinic Suite
The Clinical e-Health Suite should have a telemedicine room, a Doctor's Viewing Room, and a physician's office, reception/waiting area, patient education room and examination room. The Suite supports clinical e-health training needs, and is open to research and evaluation projects. It provides a networked simulated clinical care environment for training, conformance testing, evaluation, and showcasing of state-of-the-art technologies being used in healthcare.
Virtual Research Unit (VRU)
The VRU consists of a Simulation Lab, a room for Master Robot and a control room. It can present a multi-tasking environment to allow assessment of new technologies and many real-world settings under controlled conditions, which can then be introduced into the real world. The lab will allow industry representatives to demonstrate their products, generating ideas for innovations, and will bridge gaps between the developers, users, researchers and beneficiaries of e-Health technologies.
Inpatient e-Health Suite and Virtual Ward and Disaster Training Area
The In-patient e-Health Suite is an 8-bed virtual ward, with state-of-the-art monitoring units, teleconferencing facilities, net-working services, and alarms to demonstrate and support simulated inpatient environment for teaching and assessment. The unit supports research and evaluation projects. Inpatient e-Health Suite is established with a vision to portray a 'Next generation hospital ward.'
It also has
Viewing or Observation Rooms.
A Virtual Triage Room for twenty people with twenty computer stations.
A Debriefing Room for twenty people.