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Mobile Health Access for Diabetics in Rural Areas of Turkey – Results of a Survey

  • Emine Seker
  • Marco Savini
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 27)

Abstract

Extending the reach of medical professionals in rural areas is one of the goals using mobile health technologies. This paper illustrates the results of a survey conducted in 2008 in Turkey asking medical professionals about their current ICT usage and opinions about using mobile technologies in order to help patients with diabetes. The goal is to reduce the information gap between patients and medical professionals by allowing sending the information electronically using mobile technologies. This will improve both the interaction between various actors and also improve the treatment, as important trends of this chronic disease can be discovered on time.

Keywords

mobile health diabetes turkey survey rural area mhealth ehealth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emine Seker
    • 1
  • Marco Savini
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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