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Towards improving the healthcare services in least developed countries: a case of health needs assessment for telehealth in Yemen


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Al-Fadhli, Abdulrahman Al-Ezzi and Othman, Marini and Ali, Nor'ashikin and Aljamrh, Bassam Ali Ali (2017) Towards improving the healthcare services in least developed countries: a case of health needs assessment for telehealth in Yemen. In: 2nd International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology (IRICT 2017), 23-24 Apr. 2017, Johor, Malaysia. (pp. 605-615).

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Motivated by the need to improve the healthcare system in least developed countries, this paper aims to investigate the need for utilizing aspects of Telehealth by rural health facilities in Yemen as a case that represents the least developed countries. A qualitative approach has been adopted in this paper. The review of documents taken from the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health, among others, revealed the lack of health facilities, professionals, equipment, and funds; inequity in the distribution of health facilities, professionals, and equipment between urban and rural; and lack of unified health information system and unified database. The observation revealed three categories of needs: needs in the provision of healthcare services, health professionals’ needs; and needs in health management information. Analysis of the findings shows that Telehealth is appropriate solution and has the potential to improve the current health status by providing quality health services and exchange health information among rural areas in Yemen.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59427-9_63
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Telehealth; Least developed countries; Health information system; Health information; Healthcare services; Health management information
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 04:05
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 04:05
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1007/978-3-319-59427-9_63
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59535
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