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Applying Mobile Technology to Remote Health Care Services

Much of the current work on mobile devices for health care addresses technical feasibility and usability. Through iteration, technology development, and field deployments, significant progress has been made on these, however very little published work has looked at how these technologies fit into health workers regular workflow.
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It has been commonplace for rural or impoverished communities to be underserved in the realm of healthcare due to lack of resources and limited accessibility. COVID restrictions have also put populations at risk by limiting routine health care visits. Distanced care is however possible with mobile devices. Looking in to how incorporating technology into workflow of nurses, midwives and other peripheral healthcare workers can help provide care to wider populations could mean serving the traditionally underserved.

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