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ERIC Number: ED502088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-1
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Designing e-Education Supports in e-Health Based Systems
Nicholas, Ikhu-Omoregbe
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education--TOJDE v9 n3 p130-137 Jul 2008
The inadequate availability of medical information has often made health care services in many developing countries cumbersome with enormous paper work, waste of life, time and resources, long queues, and ineffective treatment procedures. The use of mobile technology devices such as Personal Digital Assistants, Cell phone, Tablet PCs, etc. for health care delivery promises a revolution in modern health care. However, applications that provide access to real-time patients and research information at the point-of-care via mobile devices are at best in their low stage of adoption across the health sector. In this paper, the experience gained in designing mobile health care applications is used to proffer e-Education functionalities in the design of healthcare systems to enhance their acceptance in the medical domain. The application discussed uses, the Unified Modelling Language, mobile, and Java-based technologies for its development. The application provides a real-time access to medical information at the points of health-care delivery within health care centres. (Contains 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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