Mobile health applications during epidemic management in India: a review

Ghosh, Rajgourab and Kumar, Sanjeev (2020) Mobile health applications during epidemic management in India: a review. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities, 5 (13). e1. ISSN 2518-3893

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Smart cities endeavour to provide a good quality of life to its inhabitants. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates redrawing the framework of epidemic management in India. Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) solutions such as mobile health (mHealth) can complement this. OBJECTIVES: To review ICT and mHealth used for epidemic management in smart cities of India. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify the use of ICT or mHealth applications for epidemic management in smart cities. A predefined search strategy and a predefined eligibility criterion to search for articles published in English on Medline were used. RESULTS: Our study showed ICT and mHealth use has increased during the recent COVID-19 pandemic in India and available solutions can be applied in smart city framework to improve epidemic management and achieve mHealth targets. CONCLUSION: We conclude that there have been many advances in the provisions of ICT and mHealth interventions in India in context to smart cities and scope for improvements abound.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT, mHealth, smart cities, epidemic, disease surveillance
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor II.
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 14:25
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 14:25
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/931

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