Ben graduated with a Masters in Public Health from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Ben is the Web Applications Developer for CMES. Thank you for all the hard work and best in your career.
Greg received a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. USA, in May 2017.
Greg is the backend systems architect for CMES.
Ruxandra graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA. USA in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. Ruxandra is the Conceptual Design Developer for CMES.Ruxandra distinguished herself at VCU as Student of the Year and did her poster presentation on CMES. Thank you, Ruxandra, for all your hard work and good luck with your future endeavors.
Over the next few days, I will introduce you to the people who are working on the IT end bringing you the latest and greatest technology for easy access to your cme materials. Several graduated this year.
Special thanks to Sarbu Rana who designed the CMES logo, was the first student to join the CMES team and has devoted hours, days, weeks and months of his time to developing the website and delivery solutions. Officially he is the Senior Application Developer and Systems Architect for CMES.
Sarbu is second from left and received a Masters of Science in Information Technology from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. USA in May 2017.
Dr. Manoj Thomas and Dr. Yan Li helped Dr. Mingma Sherpa install CMES-Pi at Kunde Hospital. Kunde Hospital is located in the village of Kunde, Nepal. It serves 8,000 people from the northeastern Khumbu District. The hospital was originally founded by Sir Edmund Hillary; supported by The Himalayan Trust until 1976; and is now funded by the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.
In our ongoing efforts to improve the delivery of cme, we continue to improve the effectiveness of the technology solutions that we develop. We have developed a solution called CMES-Pi that will enable doctors to access cme content via their smartphone, laptop or another mobile device. Once CMES-Pi is implemented at a hospital or facility the doctors will be able to download and use an app (available for Android or iPhone) to access the CME content. CMES-Pi is a good complement to the thumb drives, and we believe you will find both solutions helpful. Read for yourself how easy it is to be the expert in your facility:
No small feat developing a product that will work in various countries with a plethora of unstable infrastructure. The first round of testing was in Kathmandu, Nepal in May 2016 when the IT team tested a pilot project and networked with potential participants. The team met with the Nepal Medical Council, Minister of Health, Dr. Mahabir Pun and Dr. Arjun Karki; a respected physician and innovator for Nepalese health. All of these individuals provided insight and guidance regarding the needs of the medical community.
Behind the scenes, Sarbu and the IT team continued to work diligently during the summer to get the server functioning and the first batch of thumb drives downloaded with the cme material. Our partner Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives agreed to provide their cme content free of charge and continue to support CMES.
In October I traveled to Kathmandu to work at CIWEC Hospital and dispense the thumb drives to the participants at seven institutions; Kunde Hospital in the Khumbu district, CIWEC Hospitals in Pokhara and Kathmandu, Grande International Hospital, Kirtipur Hospital, Kathmandu Model Hospital and Nick Simon Institute which serves 22 district hospitals.