Towards e-Healthcare Deployment in Nigeria: The Open Issues

Soyemi, Jumoke and Sanjay, Misra and Omoregbe, Nicholas (2015) Towards e-Healthcare Deployment in Nigeria: The Open Issues. Communications in Computer and Information Science. pp. 588-599.

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Information and communication Technology (ICT) has played vital roles in so many disciplines and it is one ofthe driving forces behind globalization. It has closed the gap in communication as well as enhanced prompt decision making thus accomplishing the United Nation Millennium Development Goals Target 18 which expresses the maximization of the values of advancement in ICT through collaboration with private sectors. Healthcare as a discipline has also embraced this dynamic tool to fashion out what is known as e-health targeted towards improving the health system of the people. Consumers are tired of the usual routine of waiting long hours on queue for appointments; struggling with inconvenient scheduling that deprives them of being fully at work or engaging in productive work. The fact still remains that healthcare system in developing countries has not kept pace with other sectors of the society especially in embracing the power of ICT. This paper reviews the open issues facing the adoption of e-healthcare in Nigeria, highlighting issues that were not discussed in the papers reviewed and giving plausible solutions for its effective adoption and expansion. In addition a model was proposed for e-healthcare adoption in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr J. Soyemi
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 13:34
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 15:00

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