publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Mobile Health in the Developing World: Review of Literature and Lessons From a Case Study

Siddique Latif; Rajib Rana; Junaid Qadir; Anwaar Ali; Muhammad Ali Imran; Muhammad Shahzad Younis;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: India
Abstract
The mHealth trend, which uses mobile devices and associated technology for health interventions, offers unprecedented opportunity to transform the health services available to people across the globe. In particular, the mHealth transformation can be most disruptive in the developing countries, which is often characterized by a dysfunctional public health system. Despite this opportunity, the growth of mHealth in developing countries is rather slow and no existing studies have conducted an in-depth search to identify the reasons. We present a comprehensive report about the factors hindering the growth of mHealth in developing countries. Most importantly, we outli...
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free text keywords: General Engineering, General Materials Science, General Computer Science, Developing country, Psychological intervention, Economic growth, Mobile device, Mobile telephony, business.industry, business, mHealth, Computer science, Simulation, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Dysfunctional family, Computer network, Scarcity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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