Development Of A Mobile App For Healthcare

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2. Literature review This section describes the initial phase of using mobile technologies in healthcare sector presenting the review of past and current apps and innovations. Also, this describes the issues surrounding the development of a mobile app for healthcare. It also studies the general questions faced from the exploration of health services in Nepal. The main aim of this project is to develop a healthcare app for a mobile that best suits the general people and healthcare providers in Nepal by further investigation based on its availability, accessibility and usability. There are 75 districts in Nepal, but the most developed are the three districts of Kathmandu Lalitpur and Bhaktapur within Kathmandu valley. Because of the time…show more content…
It not only started a mobile banking but has changed the lives of people. (TRANSFORMING RURAL ECONOMIES THROUGH MOBILE BANKING IN NEPAL, 2013) (Shankar, 2010)(Regmi, 2015) (Dixit, 2013) So, it is time to create another initiative from this and launch a mobile health service in Nepal that can reach people as the mobile banking has done. As such, this raises more questions such as: 1. What is the condition of health service in Nepal? Is a mobile health an answer to current issues? 2. Are the measures in place to launch such initiative? 3. Are the health organisations aware of mobile health launched in other countries and ready to adopt them? (Shankar, 2010) (Dixit, 2013) 2.1. Review of some of the mobile technologies used in Health sector Healthcare professionals require being highly mobile because of the nature of their work, Working in various locations such as ICUs, operation theatre, emergency departments etc. Hence communication between healthcare professionals is very important. (Ammenwerth, et al., 2000) (Bardram, 2005) (Banitas, et al., 2004), (Burdette & Herchline, 2008) in the 1990s Healthcare professionals used to have pagers for mobile communication until the mobile phones were widely available (Burdette & Herchline, 2008). The presence of mobile Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) in the 1990s enabled healthcare professionals to organize their
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