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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308107
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Innovations That Improve Lives: Minds in Action
Author(s):
Oerther, Sarah E; Oerther, Daniel B; Schriner, Andrew
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Omicron-at-Large
Author Details:
Sarah E Oerther, MSN, BSN, MEd, RN, sarah.oerther@missouriedge.com; Daniel B Oerther, PhD, MS, BS, BA; Andrew Schriner, BS
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Whitehall studies of 1967 and 1985 strongly support the idea that income is directly tied to health (with all other items equal).  Therefore, if one is interested in improvements in the health of an individual or a community, it follows that better economic opportunity would be one means of achieving a healthier population.  While the distribution of direct aid has been performed for many years, there are countless reports questioning the positive impact of direct aid to alleviate poverty and improve health.  Recently, access to the necessary capital to stimulate entrepreneurs has been explored as an alternative model for development.  The Grameen Bank is a Nobel Peace Prize winning microfinance effort started in Bangladesh and used as a template for recent efforts such as Kiva.org.

The approach described in this presentation represents another, fundamentally different, yet perhaps more powerful approach to eradicate poverty and improve health.  Direct access to international employment in the information economy through the field of human computation serves as the underlying objective of PulaCloud, Limited Liability Corporation.  Employing a for-profit model, villagers are hired to complete repetitive tasks on a computer.  These tasks can be easily completed by a human, yet are difficult to complete with current computer programs and hardware.  By identifying important tasks that can be solved in this manner, PulaCloud links the minds of impoverished villagers with global jobs and a global income thereby eradicating extreme poverty by leaps and bounds.

This presentation will describe the results of two successful pilot projects completed in the past two years including an assessment of the expenditures of the villagers after they earned money from PulaCloud.  The ultimate goal of this work is to demonstrate to nurses that alternative platforms exist to accomplish the care of community health through economic development.

Keywords:
MDGs; information technology; economic development
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInnovations That Improve Lives: Minds in Actionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOerther, Sarah Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorOerther, Daniel Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchriner, Andrewen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Omicron-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsSarah E Oerther, MSN, BSN, MEd, RN, sarah.oerther@missouriedge.com; Daniel B Oerther, PhD, MS, BS, BA; Andrew Schriner, BSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308107-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>The Whitehall studies of 1967 and 1985 strongly support the idea that income is directly tied to health (with all other items equal).  Therefore, if one is interested in improvements in the health of an individual or a community, it follows that better economic opportunity would be one means of achieving a healthier population.  While the distribution of direct aid has been performed for many years, there are countless reports questioning the positive impact of direct aid to alleviate poverty and improve health.  Recently, access to the necessary capital to stimulate entrepreneurs has been explored as an alternative model for development.  The Grameen Bank is a Nobel Peace Prize winning microfinance effort started in Bangladesh and used as a template for recent efforts such as Kiva.org. <p>The approach described in this presentation represents another, fundamentally different, yet perhaps more powerful approach to eradicate poverty and improve health.  Direct access to international employment in the information economy through the field of human computation serves as the underlying objective of PulaCloud, Limited Liability Corporation.  Employing a for-profit model, villagers are hired to complete repetitive tasks on a computer.  These tasks can be easily completed by a human, yet are difficult to complete with current computer programs and hardware.  By identifying important tasks that can be solved in this manner, PulaCloud links the minds of impoverished villagers with global jobs and a global income thereby eradicating extreme poverty by leaps and bounds. <p>This presentation will describe the results of two successful pilot projects completed in the past two years including an assessment of the expenditures of the villagers after they earned money from PulaCloud.  The ultimate goal of this work is to demonstrate to nurses that alternative platforms exist to accomplish the care of community health through economic development.en_GB
dc.subjectMDGsen_GB
dc.subjectinformation technologyen_GB
dc.subjecteconomic developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:00Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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