Developing Maternal Health Decision Support Systems in Developing Countries

This book is ideal for e-health system designers and implementers, managers and policymakers in the area of e-health in developing countries, personnel from NPOs and donor agencies, government officials, IT consultants, medical ...

Author: Mzazi, Vincent

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799839590

Category: Medical

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Implementation of guidelines in the health system is a major undertaking, especially in developing countries. An important constraint in guideline development in developing countries is that the guideline recommendations must suit local conditions and must make use of available resources. This is a challenge because the health systems of developing countries have a high burden of disease and little resources; therefore, guidelines must rely on cost-effective healthcare interventions. The BACIS program study was initiated to address some of these challenges in the dissemination and utilization of maternal health guidelines. The BACIS program was piloted, and the results showed that the BACIS program could assist in improving compliance of nurses with the national maternity care guidelines. This is an impressive finding and step forward for maternal healthcare in developing countries. Developing Maternal Health Decision Support Systems in Developing Countries discusses public health aspects of the design and implementation of clinical decision support systems in developing country contexts. Specifically, it focuses largely on the design and evaluation of the BACIS program in South Africa. This is supplemented with a conversation on the possible future research directions in the BACIS program study along with the outlook for clinical decision support systems in developing country contexts in general. This book is ideal for e-health system designers and implementers, managers and policymakers in the area of e-health in developing countries, personnel from NPOs and donor agencies, government officials, IT consultants, medical professionals, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in how decision support systems such as BACIS are being used to improve maternal health in developing countries.
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Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration

At present there are few published studies on utilization of decision support systems in the context of primary health care and developing countries (Blaya, Hamish & Holt, 2010). The Bacis program study addresses this gap in studies on ...

Author: Iyamu, Tiko

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466694477

Category: Medical

Page: 379

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Improvements in health services require continual attention and dedication to ensure proper care and treatment for citizens. To support this endeavor, professionals rely more and more on the application of information systems and technologies to promote the overall quality of modern healthcare. Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the integration of ICT within the health services sector. Featuring comprehensive coverage on a range of topics from technical and non-technical perspectives, this book is an essential reference source for IT specialists, professionals, managers, and students seeking current research on the growing relationship between technology and healthcare.
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Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems

This chapter has presented examples of 10 diagnosis scenarios developed using this predictive model and the ... of maternal death classification for tracking progress towards reducing maternal mortality in developing countries.

Author: Moon, Jane D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466694330

Category: Medical

Page: 426

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In an effort to combat human error in the medical field, medical professionals continue to seek the best practices and technology applications for the diagnosis, treatment, and overall care of their patients. Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems brings together a series of chapters focused on the technology, funding, and future plans for improved organization and decision-making through medical informatics. Featuring timely, research-based chapters on topics including, but not limited to, data management, information security, and the benefits of technology-based medicine, this publication is an essential reference source for clinicians, scientists, health economists, policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced level students, and government officials interested in health information technology.
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Research Anthology on Advancements in Women s Health and Reproductive Rights

Maternal health interventions in resource limited countries: A systematic review of packages, impacts and factors ... This research was previously published in Developing Maternal Health Decision Support Systems in Developing Countries; ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668463000

Category: Health & Fitness

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Reproductive health and rights are critical topics in today’s society as laws and policies are continuously debated and adjusted across the world. There are many different outlooks on these issues, and different countries have widely varying laws in place at present. In order to better understand where the world currently is regarding these pressing discussions, further study is needed on the status of women’s reproductive rights. The Research Anthology on Advancements in Women's Health and Reproductive Rights provides a thorough review of the current research available regarding reproductive health. The book discusses how various countries and regions are handling reproductive rights as well as current issues women face within their reproductive health journeys. Covering topics such as sexual health, gender, and pregnancy, this major reference work is ideal for nurses, government officials, policymakers, healthcare professionals, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
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Building Resilient Healthcare Systems With ICTs

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Author: Ndayizigamiye, Patrick

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799889168

Category: Medical

Page: 298

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One of the challenges encountered in the provision of healthcare is the inability of healthcare systems to adapt to or respond adequately to adverse events (pandemics or otherwise), especially in settings with limited resources. ICTs can be built into healthcare systems to detect and/or mitigate adverse events. The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the opportunities that are brought forth by ICTs such as the adoption of online consultations by doctors and other innovative ways of providing healthcare despite public health regulations, travel restrictions, and fears tied to physical appointments. Beyond the COVID-19 era, there is a need to reimagine how ICTs could be adopted in healthcare to ensure resilience in the advent of any of these future adverse events. Building Resilient Healthcare Systems With ICTs highlights the various ways ICTs could assist in building resilience within healthcare systems and the various contexts in which resilience could be built within healthcare systems. It portrays practical implications of and value derived from building resilience in healthcare systems. Covering topics such as electronic health information systems, multimodal representation, and supply chain management, this book is an essential resource for healthcare executives, government officials, researchers, computer engineers, and academicians.
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e Infrastructure and e Services for Developing Countries

Goodburn, E., Campbell, O.: Reducing maternal mortality in the developing world: sectorwide approaches may be the key. ... Am. J. Public Health 87(7), 1144 (1997) Gorr, W., Johnson, M., Roehrig, S.: Spatial decision support system for ...

Author: Tegawendé F. Bissyandé

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319083681

Category: Computers

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries, AFRICOMM 2013, held in Blantyre, Malawi, in November 2013. The 32 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. The papers discuss issues and trends, resent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-governance, e-infrastructure, and e-business with a focus on developing countries.
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Approaches and Applications of Deep Learning in Virtual Medical Care

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Author: Zaman, Noor

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799889304

Category: Computers

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The recent advancements in the machine learning paradigm have various applications, specifically in the field of medical data analysis. Research has proven the high accuracy of deep learning algorithms, and they have become a standard choice for analyzing medical data, especially medical images, video, and electronic health records. Deep learning methods applied to electronic health records are contributing to understanding the evolution of chronic diseases and predicting the risk of developing those diseases. Approaches and Applications of Deep Learning in Virtual Medical Care considers the applications of deep learning in virtual medical care and delves into complex deep learning algorithms, calibrates models, and improves the predictions of the trained model on medical imaging. Covering topics such as big data and medical sensors, this critical reference source is ideal for researchers, academicians, practitioners, industry professionals, hospital workers, scholars, instructors, and students.
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Handbook of Research on Healthcare Standards Policies and Reform

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Author: Comite, Ubaldo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799888697

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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The healthcare industry has been the center of attention recently as it continues to have a major impact on private and public organizations, government institutions, and consumers. An increasing number of requests for healthcare has led to the implementation of new policies and reform proposals that are challenging as they can have a simultaneous impact on different categories of users. As many health, individual, and organizational activities continue to grow and are conducted in the general environment, new vulnerabilities have emerged that have led to the need to study the system from a different angle. The nature, source, and complexity of healthcare is not always clear, and many times health issues are underestimated. The Handbook of Research on Healthcare Standards, Policies, and Reform examines the complex issues, various problems, and innovative solutions that are linked to healthcare standards, policies, and reform. This comprehensive reference work provides important knowledge that impacts healthcare improvement from the perspective of multiple disciplines, adding innovation value to solving health issues. Covering topics such as health protection, psychological health, and healthcare technology, it is an essential resource for academicians, healthcare practitioners, researchers, healthcare scientists, professional bodies, professors and students of higher education, and policymakers.
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Health Information Systems and the Advancement of Medical Practice in Developing Countries

Effectiveness of computerized decision support systems linked to electronic health records: A systematic review and meta-analysis. ... E-records Management in an E-government Setting in Botswana Information Development. Academic Press.

Author: Moahi, Kgomotso H.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522522638

Category: Medical

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The continuous development of new technologies has led to significant socio-economic advances in modern society. When applied in the medical sector, healthcare delivery techniques are optimized. Health Information Systems and the Advancement of Medical Practice in Developing Countries is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on technology utilization for delivering reliable and accurate health information to patients and clinical staff. Highlighting pivotal perspectives on topics such as mobile health, telemedicine, and healthcare access, this book is ideally designed for professionals, practitioners, researchers, academics, and graduate students interested in the benefits and challenges of technology applications in healthcare systems.
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Prospects of Blockchain Technology for Accelerating Scientific Advancement in Healthcare

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Author: Borah, Malaya Dutta

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799896074

Category: Computers

Page: 289

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Health information about any patent is extremely critical. As there are many malicious users and misuses of health data, this information is not shared amongst health organizations due to security and privacy issues. Blockchain is being explored as a platform for securely exchanging healthcare data among the organizations in public domains, allowing doctors and practitioners to have access to more comprehensive health histories and in turn provide better care to patients. Prospects of Blockchain Technology for Accelerating Scientific Advancement in Healthcare disseminates the recent research findings on blockchain in healthcare and reviews current state-of-the-art blockchain applications in healthcare. This book also discusses various challenges faced by the healthcare community in securing healthcare data. Covering topics such as consensus mechanisms, smart healthcare systems, and supply chain management, it serves as an essential resource for healthcare professionals, computer scientists, information security professionals, data scientists, policymakers, researchers, and academicians.
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