EMPIRICAL SURVEY OF HSPA NETWORKS TO DELIVER MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Christopher I. Iyawe, John Doucette

Abstract

Population explosion coupled with a decline in medical personnel are forcing governments in the developed and developing nations to look at new ways to deliver healthcare to their citizens. The cost of providing healthcare put so much pressure on the delivery system that many find it difficult to access the system. The most affected are often the elderly and/or those who are highly immobile, particularly those who reside in remote communities. This group is often laden with chronic illnesses and diseases requiring home care, and ambulatory services to access the healthcare system. Such services are generally quite expensive to provide. Developing an eHealth network to drive applications to deliver healthcare services to homes is very costly. Such dedicated networks will also be difficult to manage. We can observe the manner in which other industries use information and communications technology (ICT) through the public network to influence ways services are delivered to the public, and ask why the same (i.e., use of ICT applications through the public network) cannot be done for the healthcare system. In this paper, we assess the capability of local HSPA public networks to deliver healthcare applications to home care clients.

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I. Iyawe C. and Doucette J. (2012). EMPIRICAL SURVEY OF HSPA NETWORKS TO DELIVER MEDICAL APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-88-1, pages 390-396. DOI: 10.5220/0003784203900396


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf12,
author={Christopher I. Iyawe and John Doucette},
title={EMPIRICAL SURVEY OF HSPA NETWORKS TO DELIVER MEDICAL APPLICATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={390-396},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003784203900396},
isbn={978-989-8425-88-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - EMPIRICAL SURVEY OF HSPA NETWORKS TO DELIVER MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
SN - 978-989-8425-88-1
AU - I. Iyawe C.
AU - Doucette J.
PY - 2012
SP - 390
EP - 396
DO - 10.5220/0003784203900396