Problems and possibilities of telemedicine in India
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are having a great capability to face some challenges in both developed as well as developing countries which includes providing access, cost effective and high quality health care services. Telemedicine uses ICT to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for rural and underserved communities in India. This paper focuses on the rising profile of e-health on the international policy agenda and related developments in the National Health Service. Few developments in public health today create energy and opportunity present in the word "e-health". As a developing country, India is implementing the technology to deliver health information and services regarding health widely across the country. These solution though promising also present new challenges particularly in acceptable standards, choice of technologies, overcoming traditional jurisdictional boundaries, investment, privacy and confidentiality.
In this study, examine current state of telemedicine in a developing country, India. Telemedicine has brought several benefits to the people of India, especially those living in rural and remote areas. Discussed the Indian telemedicine implementation case of Apollo Hospital and Chakrajmal village, consolidate lessons learned from cases, and culminate with potential researchable critical success factors that account for the growth and modest successes of telemedicine in India. This research will discuss how e-health provides the opportunity for patients to maintain longer independence and for the providers to monitor a condition more closely. It also describes barriers and challenges for current status of e- health. Also, an attempt is made for presenting future e-health status in Indian scenario. Further,some recommendations are provided for improvement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 30 p.
Information and communication technologies, ICT, India
Informationssystem, IKT, Indien
Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6845Local ID: EXI800OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6845DiVA: diva2:755666
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