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Providing Home-based Care Using Text Messaging

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dc.contributor.author Sowon, Karen
dc.contributor.author Marwanga, Reuben O
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-26T15:08:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-26T15:08:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation 2011 3rd International Conference on Information and Financial Engineering IPEDR vol.12 (2011) Singapore en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ipedr.com/vol12/35-C042.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1102
dc.description.abstract Th e i ncreasing miniaturization of mobile devices marks an important opportunity for the next generation health care delivery. Mobile health (mHea lth), existing at the nexus of health and technology provides a singular opportunity to take health where it is needed the most. Having had nearly mainstream adoption, may explain why the developed world is in tandem with health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). On the other hand, developing countries still lag behind in meeting the same health-related goals, yet they continue to report successful stories of mobile technology growth and adoption but no major usage of the same to deliver healthcare. This resear ch sought to explore existing mHealth applications to establish their suitability for use in developing countries such as Kenya to provide home-based care. This was done by a survey of existing literature and mHealth models, and an architecture developed in light of local communication infrastructure and local mobile phone abilities. It was established that for developing countries to take advantage of this leapfrogging technology in health, they would have to take advantage of the Short Message Service (SMS) that is cheap and accessible to all. A relationship amongst mHealth stakeholders was considered as key to enhancing the adoption of mHealth in such countries en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject mHealth en_US
dc.subject Short Message Service (SMS) en_US
dc.subject Home-based care en_US
dc.title Providing Home-based Care Using Text Messaging en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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