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Title: mHealth Framework for Sustainable Reduction in Healthcare Cost in Selected Rural Regions of Ghana
Researcher: Solomon Nsor Anabiah
Guide(s): Kadambi, Govind R. and Malathi, Sathish
Keywords: Engineering
Engineering and Technology
Engineering Electrical and Electronic
University: M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Completed Date: 2019
Abstract: The rapid evolution in the telecommunications sector and the ubiquitous nature of mobile penetration has created a great opening to offer low-cost solutions for the delivery of quality health care even in remote communities. Mobile health (mHealth)has become the most promising tool which rides on the back of mobile communication to deliver effective, efficient and cost cutting health services inamanner that bridges the huge health gap between sparsely remote and rural areason one handand the providers of the health serviceon the other. Currently, several mHealth interventions have been deployed, most of which are in the pilot stages especially those in Africa. Among these numerous applications, a method of disseminating vital information to patients via mobile devices and picking key data formed the main focus of this study. This mHealth system is referred to as Mobile Text Messaging System (MTMS). Even though MTMS has overtaken the orthodox methods of sending information; it comes with unique challenges in the form of data security. Despite the fact that MTMS is associated with the dissemination of sensitive health-oriented data, security issues such as authentication, confidentiality, availability, integrity and storage needto be overcome for successful implementation. The use of older phones posed these security challenges over the last few years but the introduction of smartphones into the mobile market has brought some relief to the sector by reducing the vulnerabilities. This dissertation seeks to design a framework for the implementation of mHealth intervention using the MTMS, to be deployed in resources-limited settings, project budget-constrained environments and remote communities.
Appears in Departments:Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

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