Evidence-based eHealth adoption and application

Posted On 2017-08-07 10:30:15

This focused issue is guest edited by Dr. Shariq Khoja from Tech4Life Enterprises, Canada and Dr. Hammad Durrani from Aga Khan University, Pakistan.

The articles included in this focused issue highlight the use of innovative solutions in communities and health organizations in remote parts of the world. The articles demonstrate partnerships between health and technology related organizations to overcome barriers of literacy, bandwidth and relevance, thus improving adoption of these solutions with all types of users. The articles also provide evidence of improvement in health systems and the health of targeted populations.

Introduction to mHealth—focused issue on evidence-based eHealth adoption and application
Shariq Khoja, Hammad Durrani

Case Report 
Roshan’s telemedicine: expanding the frontier of quality healthcare through mobile technology
Shainoor Khoja

Original Article 
Evidence-based adaptation and scale-up of a mobile phone health information service
Kelly L’Engle, Kate F. Plourde, Trinity Zan

Predicting appointment misses in hospitals using data analytics
Sylvester Rohan Devasahay, Sylvia Karpagam, Nang Laik Ma

Mobile-based blended learning for capacity building of health providers in rural Afghanistan
Syeda Nateela Tirmizi, Shariq Khoja, Scott Patten, Abdul Wahab Yousafzai, Richard E. Scott, Hammad Durrani, Wafa Khoja, Nida Husyin

Barriers in adopting blended learning in a private university of Pakistan and East Africa: faculty members’ perspective
Nusrat Fatima Rizvi, Saleema Gulzar, Wachira Nicholas, Beatrice Nkoroi

The series “Evidence-based eHealth adoption and application” was commissioned by the editorial office, mHealth without any sponsorship or funding. Shariq Khoja and Hammad Durrani served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.