An investigation Into the Adoption and Use Issues of E-Health in Public Sector Hospitals of Developing Countries

Najam Afaq Qureshi, Ghulam Muhammad Kundi, Qamar Afaq Qureshi, Robina Akhtar, Liaquat Hussain

Abstract


Background & Objectives:The use of eHealth technologies, including mobile health, is spreading rapidly in the developing countries. According to World Health Organization (WHO), the use of mobile phones and computers is growing in these countries.

Methods: Majority of the programs that WHO looked at in developing countries are identified as "technology enabled," meaning they used "information and communications technology" (ICT) to improve healthcare. The leading technologies in this context are phones, computers, and texting. The later fell into third place because so many people in these countries are illiterate.

Interpretation & Conclusion: E-health systems are extending geographic access, data management, facilitating communications between patients and providers, and improving treatment and diagnosis. Among the leading types of tele-health in developing countries are "video chat" programs and phone "hotlines" that provide remote access to physicians. This research paper highlights the different aspects of eHealth systems with regard to adoption and use in developing countries.

Keywords: ICTs, Adoption, Use and Developing States.

 


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ISSN 2385-2712         EISSN 2385-2453