This paper first investigates the issues and challenges faced by patients in a developing country with regard to inequality of resource distribution and the existing eHealth infrastructure. In order to solve these issues, it introduces VIDUSUWA, a simple patient centric three phased eHealthcare strategy using an evolutionary approach building on the existing infrastructure.<br /><br />In phase one, the main emphasis of Vidusuwa is on setting up of an eConsultation Clinic to link the specialist in a general hospital in a city with a patient in a peripheral setting. This will consist of an eCare Clinic in a peripheral hospital, a web-based eHealth record system, m-Communication system and an e-Consultation centre with a medical specialist. The paper also looks at technologies to implement phase 2 which is eSystems Integration, and phase 3 which is Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) in a manner suitable for a developing country.
Chapman, K. R., & Arunatileka, S. M. (2010). ViduSuwa – Electronic Distant Healing: A Patient Centric Telemedicine Solution in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics, 1(1), 63. https://doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v1i1.1487