Current State of ICT in Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries

Adebayo Omotosho, Peace Ayegba, Justice Emuoyibofarhe, Christoph Meinel

Abstract


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 propose a framework for further improvement.

Keywords


e-health; developing countries; framework; ICT; healthcare

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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