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The Department of TeleHealth
Nelson R Mandela
School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Book Chapters since 2014

  1. Mars M: Paediatric surgery in education in sub-Saharan Africa. In PAEDIATRIC SURGERY: A COMPREHENSIVE TEXT FOR AFRICA. 2nd edition Eds Ameh E, Bickler S, Lakhoo K, Nwomeh B and Poenaru D. 2016
  2. Mars M. Telemedicine. In PAEDIATRIC SURGERY: A COMPREHENSIVE TEXT FOR AFRICA. 2nd Eds Ameh E, Bickler S, Lakhoo K, Nwomeh B and Poenaru D. 2016
  3. Mars M. Telemental Health in South Africa. Telemental Health in Resource-Limited Global Settings. 2017:51.

 

Peer reviewed papers 2014 onwards

 

  1. Scott R, Mars M and Jordanova M. Reporting your research – our responsibility. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. 2014;2(1):1-2.
  2. Mars M and Scott RE. An International Telemedicine Curriculum. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2014;7:308-312
  3. Scott RE, Mars M, and Affleck-Hall. Are Our e-Health Applications Addressing the Right Health Needs? Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2014;7: 407-410
  4. Mars M, Jack C, Hlombe B and Singh Y. Language, an Impediment to Telemedicine Use in Africa? Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2014;7:231-234.
  5. Scott RE and Mars M. Communicating in 'e-Health' - Do We Really Know What We Mean? Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2014;7:198-201.
  6. Beukes R and Mars M. Telemedicine Evaluation and Assessment in Mpumalanga, Department of Health. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2014;7:107-110
  7. Spoerer L and Mars M. A Conceptual Model of Practitioner Authentication for Telemedicine Services in Developing Countries. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2014;7:170-173
  8. Jordanova M, Scott Re and Mars M. The Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2014;7:268-272.
  9. Ngenzi J and Mars M. The Use of Tele-Education to Increase Access to Expert Lecture Support for a New Health Informatics Masters: Rwanda. Proceedings Med-e-Tel 2014 2014;587-588
  10. Jack C, Singh Y, Hlombe B and Mars M. Language, cultural brokerage and informed consent: will technological terms impede telemedicine use? South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2014;7(1):14-18
  11. Jack C and Mars M. Ethical considerations of cell phone use by urban and rural patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Obstacles for mHealth in Africa? African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine 2014;6(1), Art. #607, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org.10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.607
  12. Deane M, Gregory M and Mars M. The creation of a measurable contusion injury in skeletal muscle. Published in the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2014;85(1), Art. #1031, 7 pages. http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/jsava. v85i1.1031
  13. Mars M. Tele-education in South Africa. Frontiers in Public Health 2014;2:173. DOI :10.3389fpubh.2014.00173.
  14. Mars, M. and Gregory M.A. A model for determining baseline morphometrics of skeletal myofibres, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 2014;85(1), Art. #1125, 6 pages. http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/jsava. v85i1.1125
  15. Scott RE, Mars M and Affleck-Hall LC. Refocusing our attention on ‘Need’ in the application of telehealth. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Global Telehealth 2014.2014;206:78-83.
  16. Scott RE and Mars M. The spectrum of needed e-health capacity building – towards a conceptual model of ehealth ‘training’. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Global Telehealth 2014. 2014;206:70-77.
  17. Singh Y and Mars M. An investigation into the comparison of three HIV drug resistance interpretation algorithms. African Journal of Microbiology Research 2014;8(44):3710-3715. DOI 10.5897/AJMR12.1569
  18. Clarke M and Mars M. An investigation into the use of 3G mobile communications to provide Telehealth services in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Telemedicine and eHealth 2015;21(2)115-119.
  19. Singh Y and Mars M. Genome based computer algorithms to predict HIV drug resistance. Accepted for publication in African Journal of Microbiology Research.
  20. Scott RE and Mars M. Telemedicine in the developing world: current status and future prospects. Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth 2015;3:25-37.
  21. Naidoo S and Mars M. Telemedicine in the Public Sector in South Africa – An Overview. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2015;8:381-385
  22. Mars M and Scott RE. Spontaneous Telemedicine Services – What Can We Learn? Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2015;8:229-233.
  23. Scott RE and Mars M. A Globally Accepted e-Health Terminology? Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2015;8:138-141.
  24. Scott RE and Mars M. e-Health: ‘Ready’ - ‘Set’ - ‘Go’ Are We Still Stuck on ‘Ready’? Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2015:8:158-162.
  25. Scott RE, Mars M and Jordanova M. Moving Forward and Changing Appearance. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.2015;3:e1.
  26. Mars M and Scott RE. Reality versus regulation. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2016;22(6):378-379.
  27. Scott RE and Mars M. The Technological Treadmill – Good For Our e-Health? Global Telehealth 2015 http://www.coachorg.com/en/newsandevents/resources/GT2015/The_Technological_Treadmill__Good_For_Our_e-Health.docx
  28. Mars M and Scott RE. Spontaneous Adoption of Mobile Phone Technology for m-Dermatology – Caution. Global Telehealth 2015. http://www.coachorg.com/en/newsandevents/resources/GT2015/Spontaneous_Adoption_of_Mobile_Phone_Technology_for_m-Dermatology_-_Caution.docx
  29. Mars M, Scott RE, and Jordanova M. Whats(h)app(ening) in Telemedicine? Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.2016;4:e1.
  30. Scott RE and Mars M. Estimating the Environmental Impact of e-Health and POCT in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2016;9:113-117.
  31. Mars M and Scott RE. WhatsApp Telemedicine a Growing Field: A Literature Review. Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources 2016;9:191-195.
  32. Beukes R, Scott RE and Mars M. Post-implementation evidence-based decision making: the telehealth assessment tool for health (TEATH). J International Society for Telemedcine and eHealth.2015;4:e19(1-7).
  33. Govender S and Mars M. The use of telehealth services to facilitate audiological management for children: a scoping review and content analysis. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare April 28, 2016. doi:10.1177/1357633X16645728
  34. Mauco L, Mars M, Scott RE. e-Waste Management as an Indicator of e-Health Readiness – An Overview of the Botswana Landscape. IASTED Proceedings 837-004:2016.
  35. Ndlovu K, Scott RE and Mars M. IASTED Proceedings 837-004:2016.
  36. Walters LEM, Mars M, Scott RE. A review and critique of teledermatology in the South African public health sector. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2016;231:143-151
  37. Mars M, Scott RE. WhatsApp in Clinical Practice: A Literature Review. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2016;231:82-90.
  38. Scott RE, Mars M. The same language speak we do – consensus terminology for telehealth. Accepted for publication in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  2016;231:99-109
  39. Den Hollander D, Mars M. Smart Phones Make Smart Referrals. Burns 2017;43(1):190-194. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.07.015.
  40. Gogia SB, Maeder A, Mars M, Harvigson G, Basu A, Abott P. Unintended consequences of Tele Health usage and approaches for their solution. Year Book of the International Medical Informatics Association. 2016;1:41-46
  41. Mars M, Scott RE and Jordanova M. The good, the bad and the ugly: 4 years of rumination (part 1). Editorial J Int Soc Telemed eHealth 2017;5:e1.
  42. Mauco L, Scott RE and Mars M. Critical analysis of eHealth readiness frameworks: suitability for developing country application – Botswana case study. J Telemed Telecare 2017 Jan 1:1357633X16686548. doi: 10.1177/1357633X16686548. [Epub ahead of print] .
  43. Mars M and Scott RE. Being Spontaneous - The Future of Telehealth Implementation? Telemedicine and eHealth Telemed J E Health. 2017 Mar 29. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0155. [Epub ahead of print].

International conference papers 2014 onwards

  1. Mars M and Scott RE. An International Telemedicine Curriculum. Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  2. Scott RE, Mars M, and Affleck-Hall. Are Our e-Health Applications Addressing the Right Health Needs? Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  3. Mars M, Jack C, Hlombe B and Singh Y. Language, an Impediment to Telemedicine Use in Africa? Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  4. Ngenzi J and Mars M. The Use of Tele-Education to Increase Access to Expert Lecture Support for a New Health Informatics Masters: Rwanda. Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  5. Scott RE and Mars M. Communicating in 'e-Health' - Do We Really Know What We Mean? Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  6. Beukes R and Mars M. Telemedicine Evaluation and Assessment in Mpumalanga, Department of Health. Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  7. Spoerer L, Singh Y and Mars M. A Conceptual Model of Practitioner Authentication for Telemedicine Services in Developing Countries. Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  8. Jordanova M, Scott Re and Mars M. The Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth. Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2014
  9. Mars M. Telemedicine and eHealth Advances in Rural Healthcare Delivery. Presented at the World Congress of Cardiology – Melbourne 2014
  10. Jack C, Singh Y, Hlombe P and Mars M. Informed Consent: Will Language Impede Telemedicine Use in Africa? Presented at the 19th American Telemedicine Association Meeting – Baltimore 2014
  11. Mars M. eHealth in South Africa. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT – Kolkata 2014
  12. Mars M. ICT and Patient Safety – A Reality Check. 4th International Patient Safety Congress 2014 – Kolkata 2014.
  13. Mars M. Addressing the Realities of Telehealth in the Developing World. Grand Challenges Annual Meeting – Seattle 2014
  14. Mars M. Tele-education Or Telemedicine: The Way Forward  For sub-Saharan Africa? Presented at the 19th Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth – Paris 2014
  15. Mars M. Telemedicine Guidelines for South Africa. Presented at GT2014 and ICT4Health – Durban 2014
  16. Naidoo S and Mars M. Telemedicine in the Public Sector in South Africa: A Literature Review. Presented at at GT2014 and ICT4Health – Durban 2014
  17. Naidoo S and Mars M. Telemedicine in South Africa: Survey of Provincial Departments of Health Presented at at GT2014 and ICT4Health – Durban 2014
  18. Spoerer L, Singh Y and Mars M. A Business Conceptual-model for Authentication for Telemedicine Services in Developing Countries. Presented at GT2014 and ICT4Health – Durban 2014
  19. Mars M. Telemedicine Guidelines for the Developing World: Who, What, When, How and Why? Lessons Learnt in South Africa. Presented at the 5th Successes and Failures in Telemedicine Conference –Adelaide 2014
  20. Mars M. Telemedicine in South Africa. Presented at. Presented at  the 5th Successes and Failures in Telemedicine Conference –Adelaide 2014
  21. Naidoo S and Mars  M. Telemedicine in the Public Sector in South Africa – An Overview. Presented at Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2015
  22. Mars M and Scott RE. Spontaneous Telemedicine Services – What Can We Learn? Presented at Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2015
  23. Scott RE and Mars M. A Globally Accepted e-Health Terminology? Presented at Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2015
  24. Scott RE and Mars M. e-Health: ‘Ready’ - ‘Set’ - ‘Go’ Are We Still Stuck on ‘Ready’? Presented at Med-e-Tel 2014 – Luxembourg 2015
  25. Scott RE and Mars M. Does Policy solve the problem? Presented at the 20th American Telemedicine Association Meeting – Los Angeles 2015
  26. Mars M. Telemedicine Guidelines for the Developing World: Who, What, When, How and Why? Lessons Learnt in South Africa. Presented at the 20th American Telemedicine Association Meeting – Los Angeles 2015
  27. Mars M and Scott RE. Spontaneous Adoption of Mobile Phone Technology for m-Dermatology – Caution. Presented at Global Telehealth 2015 – Toronto 2015
  28. Scott RE and Mars M. The Technological Treadmill – Good For Our e-Health? Presented at Global Telehealth 2015 – Toronto 2015
  29. Mars M. Compressed air massage: what do we know? Novel Physiotherapies – Chicago 2015
  30. Mars M and Scott RE. Who needs needs assessment? The case for spontaneous evolution of telemedicine services. 20th International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth Conference – Rio de Jeneiro 2015
  31. Mars M and Jokwiro A. – Introduction of Telemedicine in Zimbabwe. A New Dawn. Presented at the 6th Successes and Failures in Telemedicine Conference - Brisbane 2015
  32. Mars M. BRICS – The Other Issues. Presented at the14th International Conference of the Indian Telemedicine Association  – Calcutta 2015
  33. Scott RE and Mars M. Estimating the Environmental Impact of e-Health and POCT in sub-Saharan Africa. Presented at Med-e-Tel 2016 – Luxembourg 2016
  34. Mars M and Scott RE. WhatsApp Telemedicine a Growing Field: A Literature Review. Presented at Med-e-Tel 2016 – Luxembourg 2016
  35. High level round table: open innovation, ICT entrepreneurship and social innovation in Africa. IST Africa – Durban 2016
  36. Mars M and Scott RE. Is There Need to Plan Telemedicine Programs? A New Model From the Developing World. 21st Annual Conference of the American Telemedicine Association – Minneapolis 2016.
  37. Mars M. Telemedicine in South Africa. SARCOX 2016 – Durban 2016.
  38. Mars M. BRICS Telemedicine and South Africa: A Reality Check. SARCOX 2016 – Durban 2016.
  39. Mars M and Scott RE. WhatsApp Telemedicine for the Developing World: What Can We Learn From India? 21st International Conference of the international Society for Telemedicine and eHealth – Chennai 2016
  40. Scott RE and Mars M. Environmental eHealth – A Critical Component of eHealth Readiness Assessment. 21st International Conference of the international Society for Telemedicine and eHealth – Chennai 2016
  41. Mars M and Scott RE. WhatsApp in clinical practice: a literature review. 5th Global Telemedicine Conference – Auckland 2016
  42. Mars M and Scott RE. The Mobile Phone, the Telephone and Telemedicine: Historical Parallel? 16th Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference – Auckland 2016
  43. Scott RE and Mars M. The Same Language Speak We Do – Consensus Terminology for Telehealth. 5th Global Telemedicine Conference – Auckland 2016
  44. Scott RE and Mars M. How Do You Scale TeleHealth? 16th Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference – Auckland 2016
  45. Walters L, Scott RE and Mars M. A Review and Critique of Teledermatology in the South Africa Public Sector. 5th Global Telemedicine Conference – Auckland 2016
  46. Mars M. BRICS A Way Forward: From Problems to Solutions. 15th  International Conference of the Indian Telemedicine Society – Bangalore 2016.
  47. Mars M. Telepsychiatry to overcome shortages in subspecialties. World Psychiatry Conference – Cape Town 2017.
  48. Mars M and Scott RE. From Muecci to Jobs: a Brief History of the Evolution of mHealth. Med-e-Tel 2017 – Luxembourg 2017
  49. Mars M and Scott RE. BRICS, a New Approach to International Telemedicine? 22ndAnnual Conference of the American Telemedicine Association – Orlando 2017.

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