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  • Impact and Challenges of M-health Application. A Study in Rural Nepal. 

    Lamichhane, Sadiksha (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-15)
    Background: Telemedicine is the use of information and communication technologies to provide healthcare services when the participants- the healthcare professional and patients are in different locations. It does not denote a separate medical method, rather it represents the tools that can be applied by health professionals to extend their services to the people living in distance. The present study ...
  • Co-creating since 1990s: an qualitative analyses of the exploratory case study on a small private health IT company in North Norway though the prism of ANT. 

    Ikoev, Vitalii (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-14)
    Digitalization of healthcare is done through development and delivery of health information technology, mobile health, wearable devices, telehealth, telemedicine, health portals, personalized medicine, or in other words – ehealth. Ehealth solutions are expected to improve the treatment process, improved safety, efficiency and quality, as well as empowerment of both patients and healthcare professionals. ...
  • The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goal Target On Maternal Mortality And Child Mortality In Limited Resource Settings With mHealth Interventions: A Systematic Review In Sub-Saharan Africa And Southern Asia 

    Bossman, Elvis (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-30)
    In resource-constrained areas, mostly the low-income countries, mortality rates continue to remain higher than in high-income countries in spite of the ongoing efforts to make progress and improve maternal and child health. During the fifteen-year period of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we witnessed a significant decline in child and maternal mortality rates despite their inability to ...
  • Adherence and Practical Challenges of Long-Term Telerehabilitation in COPD Patients: A Mixed-Method Study. 

    Kashif, Falak (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    Telerehabilitation (TR) increases accessibility towards pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. It appears to be a cost-effective alternative to PR. We aimed to study adherence of COPD patients participating in long-term TR and practical challenges of TR from professional ́s perspective. 40 COPD patients participated in TR for 2 years. Participants ...
  • Implementation of Cluster Detection Mechanism of Syndromic Surveillance System in EDMON 

    Yeng, Prosper Kandabongee (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-09-17)
    Background: Early detection of disease outbreak has become a global challenge because existing disease surveillance systems, ostensibly, appears not to be efficient enough. As a result, there still exists disease outbreaks such as Ebola, heatwaves, malaria and flu with high case fatality rates in some parts of the world. New disease surveillance methods are therefore being explored to enhance the ...
  • Implementing a Health Information System at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ghana. End User Perspective. 

    Larbi, Dillys (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-14)
    Health can be improved by information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing countries. Electronic health systems coordinate patient care processes in different departments within the same facility to enhance efficient delivery of care. However, health sectors in developing countries are unable to implement modern health care technologies due to challenges which negatively impact their ...
  • The Possibilities of Improving Access to Healthcare Services with the Aid of Mobile Health in Uganda. An Investigation into Health Information Infrastructures and Users and non-Users Interest 

    Najjuma, Jael (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    Background: The use of e-Health and m-Health, like mobile health, have been embraced by most developing countries Uganda inclusive, its applications to improve access to healthcare delivery to its people. In Uganda, the growth of information and communications technology industry has benefited the rural communities and created opportunities for new innovations, and their application into healthcare ...
  • The Use of Context Data in Elective Surgery Scheduling and Planning. A literature review 

    Knutsen, Marie (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    The aim of this thesis is to examine how the use of context data in scheduling tools can contribute to the reduction of elective surgery cancellations. A literature review, following the recommendations to systematic reviews, was conducted in order to gather information on what context data could be used to improve elective surgery scheduling, and how the use of these data could affect elective ...
  • Information needs during pregnancy from women’s perspective. With regards to cultural differences 

    Sanginan, Tahmineh (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Introduction: Pregnancy is a life-changing experience that is accompanied by many psychological and physical changes. The importance and life-altering effects of this stage in women’s lives, also put special demands on the information they might want and need. Further, there are differences in what information is readily available through various health systems, both culturally and through pregnancy ...
  • Strategies for scalability and sustainability of mobile health projects for Non-Communicable Diseases in developing countries. A qualitative review analysis. 

    Chilanga, Catherine Chilute (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-14)
    This research reviews the strategies that are used for scalability and sustainability of mobile health (mhealth) projects for Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in developing countries. Due to increased availability of mobile phones, use of mhealth to delivery healthcare services has become widely used in developing countries. An increase in rates of deaths from NCDs has also been observed in most ...
  • Challenges and Impact of Transforming Paper-Based Nursing Documentation into Electronic Form: A Study in Nepal 

    Shrestha, Priyanka (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
    The healthcare sector is a very delicate sector which faces issues surrounding quality, safety, efficiency, cost, and access to health care services. The nurses have a huge responsibility to maintain quality documentation and they are struggling in doing so especially when they are still using paper-based nursing documentation. The transformation of paper-based nursing documentation into electronic ...
  • Knowledge, Attitudes and Perspectives among senior Nurse students for the use of mHealth. A quantitative study in Greece and Cyprus 

    Andreou, Panagiotis (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-14)
    mHealth is relatively new concept with rapid increase in the past years, where smartphones and tablets where introduced. Smartphones have turned into hand-held computers, where one now can download large amount of different apps that are related to health, with just a few touches on the smartphone screen. In 2016, it is estimated that more than 3.2 billion of mHealth apps were downloaded, which are ...
  • Implementing an electronic health record in a Nigerian secondary healthcare facility. Prospects and challenges 

    Attah, Ambrose Ojadale (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-11-02)
    Nigeria is witnessing continuing advocacy and increase in number of individuals yearning for computerization of health information and healthcare processes. However, little is known about the opinions of the diverse healthcare providers who would ensure the successful implementation and meaningful use of health information technology in the country (Adeleke, Erinle et al. 2015). This study explores ...
  • Scopes and challenges of implementing Telemedicine in a developing country like Bangladesh 

    Ferdous, Abu Mohammed (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    The concept of telemedicine is not new. Telemedicine is a modern, growing concept in both developed, and developing countries. Information and communication technology (ICT) is playing an important role to improve health care for both individuals and community levels. ICT systems are now being used to deliver healthcare across geographic distance through “Telemedicine”. The purpose of introducing ...
  • Use of Mobile health applications in obstetric care: A review 

    Pradhan, Neha (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    Introduction: Mhealth is a medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants, and other wireless devices. Mhealth technology has many important usage in obstetric care such as access to emergency obstetric response and point of care support, health promotion, maternity records into a mobile application, and ...
  • Evaluation of the Ghana Health Service Adolescent Health-Mobile application (GHS-ADH-MAPP) 

    Ereng-Muo, Portia (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-14)
    ABSTRACT The use of mobile phones and other mobile devices has tremendously transformed many aspects of healthcare. It has become a daily tool in healthcare settings. This has led to an increased growth of medical and health related apps. Broad array of apps now exists to assist the healthcare professional with answering clinical practice and other questions at the point of care. These apps have ...
  • Assessing the use of smartphones among health professionals in Ghana: A case study 37 Military Hospital 

    Osei-Bonsu, Felix (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-14)
    Background: Mobile phone has been one of the most technologically ubiquitous influences over the past decade. Mobile phone use has changed from a perceived item of luxury to an everyday necessity for many people. Given the widespread availability of mobile technology, there is increasing interest in the potential of interventions utilising these technologies to enhance medical treatment. Smartphones ...
  • Cardiac patients’ willingness to use tele-health for cardiac rehabilitation and institutional readiness to adopt telemedicine in Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre (SGNHC), Nepal 

    Bhandari, Anita (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-15)
    It is a cross sectional study conducted in Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre (SGNHC) of Nepal, among 80 cardiac patients who are 18 years and above. The main objective of the study is to study the willingness of the cardiac patients for tele-cardiac rehabilitation and to study the readiness of study institution for telehealth/e-health in general. Data were analysed using the Statistical Package ...
  • Assessing and improving EHRs data quality through a socio-technical approach 

    Darko-Yawson, Samuel (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-14)
    The implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in developing countries is considered a means for improved data quality and high quality care. However, existing research, indicate that EHRs have recorded greater quantity of bad data instead of improving the quality of data. The reasons for this is not exactly clear. Accordingly, this paper takes a broader socio-technical approach to explore ...
  • Electronic disease surveillance system based on inputs from people with diabetes: an early outbreak detection mechanism. 

    Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
    Objective: Generally, the purpose of this thesis project is to develop an effective electronic disease surveillance system, which is capable of detecting a cluster of people with elevated blood glucose (BG) levels within a specific region and timeframe by analyzing diabetes data. Specifically, we mainly focus on developing an early outbreak detection algorithm that can analyze BG data and detect ...

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