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A Methodical Review of e-Health Systems Developed for Indian Healthcare Sector

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  • School of Computer Applications, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara - 144411, Punjab, India
  • Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai - 600017, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Objectives: The gradual popularity of e-Health systems across the globe has emerged the need of extensive analysis for the identification and rectification of related issues. So that. High quality e-Health systems could be invented for the improvement of communal health. Hence, the main objective of this paper is to point out some of the challenges, opportunities and gaps related to e-Health systems which are identified during this study. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The authors have utilized methodical approach for this review study. For this purpose, Kithchenam’s theory has been taken as a base. Furthermore, nineteen studies have been utilized as a sample for this analysis. In addition to this, content based analysis technique has been employed for analyzing the e-Health systems by authors. Moreover, the methodology employed in this study can be modified based on the requirement of other researchers. Finding: The methodical analysis of literature reveals the existence of various challenges and opportunities related to e-Health systems. Besides this, some of the major gaps related to Indian e-Health systems has been identified and highlighted in this study. In addition to this, Authors have also identified mother and child care domain as a less progressive one as compare to other domains such as hospital & record management, teaching and learning and remote consultancies. According to findings, presence of work has not found in the area of mother and child care especially in case of India. In this way, it can be said that findings of this study save the time and efforts of other researcher by providing basic information related to existing e-Health systems and gaps to assist them in future work. Application/Improvements: The study has identified and highlighted few challenges, opportunities and gaps related e-Health systems that would be applied for system development in near future. So that, more reliable, user oriented and demand specific systems could be invented in near future.

Keywords

Child Care, e-Health, Health Services, Mother Care, Remote Consultancy, Telemedicine.

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