Current State of ICT in Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries

Omotosho, Adebayo and Ayegba, Peace and Emuoyibofarhe, Justice and Meinel, Christoph (2019) Current State of ICT in Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries. nternational Journal of Online Engineering, 15 (8). pp. 91-107.

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Electronic health is one of the most popular applications of information and communication technologies and it has contributed immensely to health delivery through the provision of quality health service and ubiquitous access at a lower cost. Even though this mode of health service is increasingly becoming known or used in developing nations, these countries are faced with a myriad of challenges when implementing and deploying e-health services on both small and large scale. It is estimated that the Africa population alone carries the highest percentage of the world’s global diseases despite its certain level of e-health adoption. This paper aims at analyzing the progress so far and the current state of e-health in developing countries, particularly Africa, and proposes a framework for further improvement. Keywords—E-health, developing countries, framework, ICT, healthcare.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 15:49
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 15:49

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