The eHealth agenda for developing countries.

  • Drury P
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Abstract

Delivering eHealth in developing countries faces different health and socio-economic challenges to the developed one. But, if a global health infrastructure is to evolve, then developing countries need to play their part. So, whilst the context may differ, the localization-globalization of content issues needs to be jointly addressed. In providing robust and affordable connectivity, particularly to rural areas, developing countries can fully exploit the potential of handheld computers and wireless connectivity. Over such an infrastructure new ways of building capacity, both locally and globally, can be supported. Finally, an eHealth infrastructure can support the delivery of healthcare in communities, thereby supporting individuals and community development.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Developing Countries
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Informatics: organization & administration

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  • Peter Drury

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