ICT Based Telemedicine for the Egyptian Society

Hafez A. Fouad, Haythem H. Abdullah
2013 Computer Science & Information Technology ( CS & IT )   unpublished
The One of the most challenging problems that encounter the Egyptian society is the lack of significant health care in the rural areas. This problem leads to more severe problems that face the society; the patients from the different rural areas needs to travel to the Egyptian capital where the most experienced physicians are available. This will make overhead not only on the patient budget but on the country budget since the focus on the capital makes a severe traffic problem which threaten
more » ... m which threaten most of the economic sectors. The telemedicine is considered one of the most important solutions that could mitigate the accumulated problems of lack of experienced physicians in the Egyptian rural areas. The application of the telemedicine encounters several challenges in Egypt; the lack in the experience in dealing with the telemedicine in these areas and the problem of insufficient medical experts that could fulfil the gab. In this paper, a new ICT-based telemedicine system is proposed to serve the Egyptian society. The portal is already released and snapshots are included KEYWORDS Telemedicine, ICT, Information communication technology,
doi:10.5121/csit.2013.3906 fatcat:bcu3xfctobczxnqyihjuqjbvdy