Reviewing mHealth in developing countries: a stakeholder perspective

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dc.contributor.author Eze, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author Gleasure, Robert
dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-20T14:47:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-20T14:47:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-04
dc.identifier.citation Eze, E., Gleasure, R. and Heavin, C. (2016) ‘Reviewing mHealth in developing countries: a Stakeholder perspective’, International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems/International Conference on Project MANagement/International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies, Porto, Portugal, 5-7 October, Procedia Computer Science, 100, pp. 1024-1032. doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.276 en
dc.identifier.volume 100 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1024 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1032 en
dc.identifier.issn 1877-0509
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3202
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.276
dc.description.abstract Infrastructural deficiencies, limited access to medicare, and shortage of health care workers are just a few of the barriers to health care in developing countries. As a consequence, the burden of disease and its impact on the livelihoods and the economic productivity of people are staggering. mHealth has been extolled as one possible solution to overcoming these challenges, yet discussion of mHealth systems is often limited to specific tasks and user groups. To address this, we adopt a stakeholder perspective and analyze existing research on the mHealth process in developing countries. Specifically, we focus on three key stakeholder groups, i.e. healthcare workers, patients, and system developers. We perform an in-depth analysis of 60 peer-reviewed studies to determine the extent to which different mHealth stakeholder interactions are researched, and to identify high-level themes emerging within these interactions. This analysis illustrates two key gaps in existing mHealth research. First, while interactions involving healthcare workers and/or patients have received significant attention, relatively little research has looked at the role of patient-to-patient interactions. Second, the interactions between system developers and the other stakeholder groups are strikingly under-represented. We conclude by calling for more mHealth research that explicitly addresses these stakeholder interactions. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Grant no. ‘New Horizons REPRO/2015/116) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Mobile technology en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Developing countries en
dc.subject Stakeholder en
dc.title Reviewing mHealth in developing countries: a stakeholder perspective en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Emmanuel Eze, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland T: +353-21-490-300 Email emmanuel.eze@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Procedia Computer Science en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress emmanuel.eze@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.heavin@ucc.ie en


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