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Title: AN ENHANCED TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH TO IMPROVING MATERNAL HEALTH USING GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Authors: Ayinbila, Elias Apasiya
Panford, J. K.
Hayfron-Acquah, J. B.
Keywords: MOTECH
GSM
SIM
PDA
ICT
SMS
GPRS
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Publisher: International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology
Citation: International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology,Volume: 05 Issue: 02
Abstract: There is a rising evidence of the positive role that mobile communication devices can play in improving the health of patients. Using the stratified sampling method, data was obtained from pregnant women, nursing mothers and health workers where the services of MoTech were provided. In order to put this research within the larger development context, an extension literature review was carried out on global systems for mobile communications, related issues on maternal health as well as existing mobile aided applications such as CliniPak and MoTech. The outcome of the study indicates that mobile phone technology in maternal healthcare is acceptable to patients as MoTech was positively viewed by both the health workers and pregnant women irrespective of their age and educational status. However, the current scope of the system is limited to a small cross-section of the target population. In light of this, it is recommended that the medical providers take up the initiative to send patient medication regimes, appointment notices, health education related information and test results through SMS such that patients who owns non-smart phones could appreciate the mobile aided health service system.
Description: This article is published in International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12963
ISSN: 2395-0056
2395-0072
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