Mobile health based information system

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2014-04
Authors
Ankomah, Daniel Kwabena Owusu
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Healthcare delivery continues to be a major focus for Ghana as it strives to reach the objectives outlined in the Millennium Development Goals [1]. A major roadblock to reaching these goals has been the average long distances between the rural areas and the healthcare provision centers in the country. In order to overcome this hurdle, the Ministry of Health decided to train healthcare officers who live within these rural areas to help improve the situation. The health officers need an effective way to communicate or relay information back to the district office without having to travel to the District office regularly. They also occasionally need assistance in determining the best way to approach or cater to the emerging health needs of the communities. mHealth Knowledge is a Mobile Health based information system that provides functionality to allow for the sharing of information between community health officers and healthcare professionals at the district office.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2014
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Ghana, community health, information system, mobile technology
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