Contextual barriers to mobile health technology in African countries: a perspective piece

Show simple item record O'Connor, Yvonne O'Donoghue, John 2018-07-10T11:56:31Z 2018-07-10T11:56:31Z 2015-01
dc.identifier.citation O'Connor, Y. and O'Donoghue, J. (2015) 'Contextual Barriers to Mobile Health Technology in African Countries: A Perspective Piece', Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, JMTM, 4(1), pp. 31-34. doi: 10.7309/jmtm.4.1.7 en
dc.identifier.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 31 en
dc.identifier.endpage 34 en
dc.identifier.issn 1839-7808
dc.identifier.doi 10.7309/jmtm.4.1.7
dc.description.abstract On a global scale, healthcare practitioners are now beginning to move from traditional desktop-based computer technologies towards mobile computing environments[1]. Consequently, such environments have received immense attention from both academia and industry, in order to explore these promising opportunities, apparent limitations, and implications for both theory and practice[2]. The application of mobile IT within a medical context, referred to as mobile health or mHealth, has revolutionised the delivery of healthcare services as mobile technologies offer the potential of retrieving, modifying and entering patient-related data/information at the point-of-care. As a component of the larger health informatics domain mHealth may be referred as all portable computing devices (e.g. mobile phones, mobile clinical assistants and medical sensors) used in a healthcare context to support the delivery of healthcare services. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine Inc. en
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dc.subject Global healthcare en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Mobile health en
dc.subject Health informatics en
dc.subject eHealth initiatives en
dc.subject Africa en
dc.subject Healthcare en
dc.title Contextual barriers to mobile health technology in African countries: a perspective piece en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Yvonne O'Connor, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, JMTM en
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