Health Worker mHealth Utilization – A Systematic Review

by Alice White, Deborah S.K. Thomas, Nnamdi Ezeanochie et al.
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: May 2016, Vol. 34, Issue 5, pp. 206–213

9 pp. 382 kB
http://journals.lww.com/cinjournal/Fulltext/2016/05000/Health_Worker_mHealth_Uti
lization__A_Systematic.4.aspx

This systematic review describes mHealth interventions directed at healthcare workers in low-resource settings from the PubMed database from March 2009 to May 2015. Overall, evidence indicated that mobile technology tools, such as smartphones and tablets, substantially benefit healthcare workers, their patients, and healthcare delivery. Limitations to mHealth tools included insufficient program use and sustainability, unreliable Internet and electricity, and security issues. Despite these limitations, this systematic review demonstrates the utility of using mHealth in low-resource settings and the potential for widespread health system improvements using technology.

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