How Can mHealth Applications that Are Developed in One Area of the Developing World Be Adapted for Use in Others?

Emmanuel Eze, Rob Gleasure, Ciara Heavin

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Abstrakt

The quality of healthcare in developing countries remains a critical issue, due in part to the limited infrastructure and resources available. The development of mHealth systems has been proposed as a possible solution. These systems extend the reach of medical care into rural areas by integrating smartphones and other mobile devices. Yet it is not clear how mHealth solutions designed and tested for use in one developing region can be adapted for use in others. This research-in-progress study frames this problem using a sociomaterial/coping perspective. A case study is proposed to extend and refine this model.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Decision Systems
Vol/bind25
Udgave nummerSupplement 1
Sider (fra-til)536-541
Antal sider6
ISSN1246-0125
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedOpen Conference of the IFIP WG8.3: Big Data, Better Decisions, Brighter Future - Cork, Irland
Varighed: 22 jun. 201624 jun. 2016
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Konference

KonferenceOpen Conference of the IFIP WG8.3: Big Data, Better Decisions, Brighter Future
Land/OmrådeIrland
ByCork
Periode22/06/201624/06/2016
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • Health care
  • Developing countries
  • Mobile technology
  • Sociomateriality
  • Coping theory
  • mHealth
  • Decision support

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