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Innovative mHealth Solution for Reliable Patient Data Empowering Rural Healthcare in Developing Countries

  • Jay Rajasekera
  • Aditi Vivek MishalEmail author
  • Yoshie Mori
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Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 66)

Abstract

Rural healthcare is a global issue. However, collection of health related data in a “timely and reliable” manner—as highlighted by World Health Organization in its 2018 “Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals” report remains a big challenge. This chapter reviews the general problems associated with collection of health data from rural areas where large percentages of populations of developing countries live. Two cases: one involving an innovative mHealth mobile tablet App (N+Care) designed to be used in rural areas in developing countries under a Japanese government funded research project and another a private initiative (A3: Anywhere Anytime Access) in India to provide mHealth services for providing remote medical care for remote populations. Both cases are intended to improve the credibility of data collection from rural areas in developing countries.

Keywords

mHealth Remote patient monitoring Rural healthcare Developing countries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay Rajasekera
    • 1
  • Aditi Vivek Mishal
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yoshie Mori
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Business and CommerceTokyo International UniversityKawagoeJapan
  2. 2.Symbiosis Institute of Operations ManagementSymbiosis International UniversityPuneIndia
  3. 3.Graduate School of Health SciencesGunma UniversityMaebashiJapan

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