A Methodology for Design of Advanced Technology-Based Health Care Systems in Developing Countries
The objective of this paper is to outline the methodology for designing a telehealth system for developing countries. By definition, developing countries have limited health care system resources and lack adequate transportation and telecommunication facilities for direct support of the health care system. Increasing demand for health care, high rates of population growth, and slow progress in supplying health care resources in most developing countries suggest that alternative forms of technology should he used in order to remedy the situation, both in the short and long-term provision of health care.
KeywordsHealth Care System Road Network Health Care Delivery Health Care Delivery System Telehealth System
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