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Challenges and Opportunities in eHealth: The Afghan Scenario

Abdul Wahid Samadzai, Vladimir Tomberg, David Lamas
2015 Information Systems Development  
E-health can change the World in all developed and developing countries. In this paper, we focused on healthcare problems, challenges, and opportunities in Afghanistan.  ...  We conducted this study in several hospitals to identify the most typical challenges for developing E-health system in Afghan context.  ...  Introduction According to Afghan policy and strategy the health system in Afghanistan is one of the main responsibilities of the Ministry of Public Health.  ... 
dblp:conf/isdevel/SamadzaiTL15 fatcat:5dj43mnwmjaibjramx2i3i3zri

Computer-assisted client assessment survey for mental health: patient and health provider perspectives

Manuela Ferrari, Farah Ahmad, Yogendra Shakya, Cliff Ledwos, Kwame McKenzie
2016 BMC Health Services Research  
The worldwide rise in common mental disorders (CMDs) is posing challenges in the provision of and access to care, particularly for immigrant, refugee and racialized groups from low-income backgrounds.  ...  Methods: This paper reports the perspectives of clients in the iCCAS group (n = 74) collected through an exit survey, and the perspectives of 9 providers (four FP and five NP) gathered through qualitative  ...  Acknowledgement We would also like to acknowledge conceptual contributions made by coinvestigators: Liane Ginsburg, Serban Dinca-Panaitescu, Meb Rashid, Peggy Ng and Wendy Lou.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-016-1756-0 pmid:27663508 pmcid:PMC5035495 fatcat:kqputm6qzngc5h3yqdpf374o3q

Factors enabling and hindering an eLearning programme for nurses and midwives in Afghanistan

Azra Naseem, Kiran Qasim Ali, Audrey Juma, Afroz Sajwani, Basnama Ayaz Khan, Saleem Sayani, Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
2020 SOTL in the south  
Poor connectivity and language of instruction posed challenges. eLearning has shown the potential for developing knowledge and skills of nurses and midwives.  ...  The participants were nurses and midwives working in MNCH wards at the research sites in Bamyan, Faizabad and Kandahar, along with the programme planners and facilitators.  ...  team in Afghanistan.  ... 
doi:10.36615/sotls.v4i2.106 fatcat:l3wxwie4mrcyjmq66ewwbowlqe

Formulation of a National e-Health Strategy Development Framework for Pakistan [article]

Sajid Ali, University Of Calgary, University Of Calgary, Richard E Scott
2013
Health systems across developing and developed countries face constant and difficult challenges in coping with an ever increasing demand for health care.  ...  This has become known as 'e-health' and is broadly composed of four domains such as telehealth, health informatics, e-Learning and e-Commerce. e-Health in spite of its usefulness in isolated settings across  ...  Acknowledgements This journey would not be completed without the support of many individuals. I would  ... 
doi:10.11575/prism/26215 fatcat:4exgkhmv75depllsf3e4xclame

A Comparison of Recruitment Methods for an mHealth Intervention Targeting Mothers: Lessons from the Growing Healthy Program

Rachel A Laws, Eloise-Kate V Litterbach, Elizabeth A Denney-Wilson, Catherine G Russell, Sarah Taki, Kok-Leong Ong, Rosalind M Elliott, Sharyn J Lymer, Karen J Campbell
2016 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Cross-cutting chapters present an overview of emerging trends in mobile applications, the ways they are affecting employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and the policy challenges presented by the  ...  That presents both a challenge and an opportunity, because lessons and best practices can be borrowed from related ventures, but ample opportunity exists to develop new formats tailored to the mobile sector  ...  Summarizing current thinking and seeking to inform the debate on the use of mobile phones to improve livelihoods, the report looks, in particular, at key ecosystem-based applications in agriculture, health  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.5691 pmid:27634633 pmcid:PMC5043120 fatcat:rbg45p6xzzcgxe3b43jnav7nuy

Factors enabling and hindering an eLearning programme for nurses and midwives in Afghanistan

A Naseem, KQ Ali, Audrey D'Souza Juma, A Sajwani, BA Khan, S Sayani, SSR Abidi
2021
The participants were nurses and midwives working in MNCH wards at the research sites in Bamyan, Faizabad and Kandahar, along with the programme planners and facilitators.  ...  Poor connectivity and language of instruction posed challenges. eLearning has shown the potential for developing knowledge and skills of nurses and midwives.  ...  team in Afghanistan.  ... 
doi:10.26181/608f3de6bfd74 fatcat:pyzof4vblbenblqlysldqlj6za

Efficacy of the Ascure Smoking Cessation Program: A Retrospective Study (Preprint)

Ayaka Kato, Tomoyuki Tanigawa, Kohta Satake, Akihiro Nomura
2019 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
In the analysis of the factors related to the CAR at weeks 21-24, the number of entries in the app's digital diary and number of educational videos watched during the first 12 weeks were significant factors  ...  The ascure program achieved favorable CARs, and participants showed high adherence. Proactive usage of the smartphone app may help contribute to smoking cessation success in the long-term.  ...  The COP meets every 2 years to discuss progress, identify challenges and opportunities, and review ongoing business.  ... 
doi:10.2196/17270 pmid:32406856 fatcat:ieh3butsinejfhpme44j4jhnfq

Information Support System for Maternal and Child Healthcare

Oli Kaba
2016
The women in each development group are clustered in one of five networks.  ...  SPSS and Visio Software were employed in analysis and design models diagramming.  ...  A mobile device has been contributing a lot in the day to day activities of the modern society; 3) Smartphone is a device that combines the functional markets, challenging existing structures, and allowing  ... 
doi:10.20372/nadre/18778 fatcat:w3j4kq7kyrfmpha3dapxe7ukxy

Diasporans as Informants in Medical Device Design [article]

Nancy Joan Paris, University, My
2020
Using reflexive ethnographic and social network theories, and qualitative and quantitative enquiry, I explored the information seeking behaviour of diasporans involved in healthcare development activities  ...  A framework of information seeking behaviour and sources for accessing information that is timely, credible, and immersed in low resource settings, emerged from the research.  ...  Their interest, encouragement, and insight made the process enjoyable and exciting over the many years of work it has taken to complete the program.  ... 
doi:10.25316/ir-15295 fatcat:2yaluxcl4rgejokx5gyjymxugq