Bridging the knowledge gap: towards a comprehensive mHealth training framework

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dc.contributor.author Kenny, Grace
dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Yvonne
dc.contributor.author Ndibuagu, Edmund
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-30T11:10:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-30T11:10:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, G., Heavin, C., O' Connor, Y. and Ndibuagu, E. (2017) 'Bridging the knowledge gap: towards a comprehensive mHealth training framework, in Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017), Guimarães, Portugal, 05 - 10 June, pp. 1348-1362. ISBN 978-0-9915567-0-0 Research Papers. Available online: http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2017_rip/22 en
dc.identifier.startpage 2711 en
dc.identifier.endpage 2720 en
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-9915567-0-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6531
dc.description.abstract Mobile health (mHealth) solutions can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services delivered by Primary Healthcare (PHC) workers in rural communities in developing countries. However, a host of barriers can hinder the success of new mHealth implementations including low technology literacy levels and failure to communicate the benefits of the solution for all stakeholders. This paper argues that effective training of end users and all stakeholders can remove the barriers which stem from these issues, thereby improving the likelihood of successful implementation and enabling the eventual improvement of healthcare delivery. During a visit to Nigeria, the perceptions of key stakeholders regarding IMPACT, a new mHealth solution, were explored to ascertain the training needs of all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. The paper leverages data from this visit and presents IMPACTeD, a comprehensive mHealth training framework which aims to develop a collective understanding of the solution among all stakeholders, while also improving the technical ability and confidence of PHC workers. The framework will be implemented and evaluated during a second visit to Nigeria. This paper contributes to the scant literature in developing countries by providing a framework which can guide the implementation of further mHealth solutions in developing nations. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (New Horizons REPRO/2015/116) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) en
dc.relation.ispartof ECIS 2017: Twenty-Fifth European Conference on Information Systems
dc.relation.uri http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2017_rip/22
dc.rights © 2017 the authors.This material is brought to you by the ECIS 2017 Proceedings at AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). It has been accepted for inclusion in Research Papers by an authorized administrator of AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). For more information, please contact elibrary@aisnet.org en
dc.subject Mobile health en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Developing countries en
dc.subject Training framework en
dc.title Bridging the knowledge gap: towards a comprehensive mHealth training framework en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Yvonne O'Connor, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2018-07-30T10:42:52Z
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 Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2017 en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Guimarães, Portugal en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress y.oconnor@ucc.ie en


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