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Title: A Review of eHealth Initiatives: Implications for Improving Health Service Delivery in Nepal
Authors: Sunny, Avinash K
Poudel, Rajendra Prasad
Basnet, Omkar
Citation: KCA., SunnyA. K., PoudelR. P., & BasnetO. (2019). A Review of eHealth Initiatives: Implications for Improving Health Service Delivery in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 17(3), 269-77.
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: eHealth
Health service delivery
information and communication technologies (ICT)
Series/Report no.: Jul-Sep 2019;1787
Abstract: Abstract The aim of this paper is to take stock of the use of information and communication technologies in delivering health services in Nepal and identify bottlenecks in implementation for improving delivery of health services. A descriptive review was conducted from May to September 2016. Data were collected from organizations working on the different thematic areas in health where information and communication technologies was used. Fifteen ongoing eHealth projects were identified in the areas of monitoring and surveillance, electronic health records/electronic medical records, health information system, and telemedicine. Common challenges were addressed, including a lack of funding, infrastructure, electricity and network, and national capacity. Most eHealth projects were not integrated into the national system. Working at a national level to address the challenges, centralizing eHealth projects and developing national policies would ensure to adopt eHealth at a right place and to accelerate eHealth initiatives. Keywords: eHealth; health service delivery; information and communication technologies (ICT); Nepal.
Description: Review Article
ISSN: JNHRC Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 17 No. 3 Issue 44 Jul-Sep 2019

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