Title: Designing an Electronic Health Information System Integrating Mobile Phone Technology Suitable for a Low and Middle-Income Country CASE STUDY: Curative Care Services in Kenyan Level 5 Hospitals

Year of Publication: Jun - 2015
Page Numbers: 95-101
Authors: Paul Macharia, Maureen Inimah, Davies Kimanga
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2015)
- Mauritius

Abstract:


Shortage of healthcare workers (HCWs) hampers treatment outcomes in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), there is also a great need for scalable, cost-effective and long-term strategies in curative care services. The benefits of e-Government, the integration of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to conveniently provide access to services are yet to be realized. m-Health is an emerging concept with potential to revolutionize delivery of healthcare, mobile phone technologies potential to change healthcare for the better when used as an enabler to immediate and secure access to critical clinical information when needed in the provision of patient care has not been fully exploited. The study an exploratory research design aims to discover ideas and insights on the use of Electronic Medical Records integrating mobile phone technologies. The research hopes to identify potential problems of EMR system setup and available opportunities for integrating mobile phone technologies relevant to the provision of quality healthcare and treatment outcomes.