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International Journal of Electronic Healthcare

 

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  • Factors Affecting Mobile Immunization Notification System Adoption in Uganda   Order a copy of this article
    by Jackson Abandu, Florence Kivunike 
    Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to assess factors that affect the adoption of mobile immunization notification system in Uganda. Methods: Descriptive survey design and structured questionnaires were employed for the study that was carried out in Northern part of Uganda. A total of 51 health workers and mothers were purposively sampled from Gulu Referral and Independent hospitals. Statistical package for social sciences was used to evaluate the impact of the identified factors on the adoption of the proposed system. Results: The findings showed that e-health knowledge; trust; ICT skills; accessibility; support; awareness; knowledge sharing and compatibility affect the adoption of the proposed system. Conclusions: The study provides informative directions to adopt the proposed system. Government needs to improve ICT infrastructure and support user training on e-health to promote the adoption of the system.
    Keywords: Mobile; e-health; Immunization; Infrastructure; Process; Contextual and Content.

Special Issue on: Improving healthcare through IT Interventions

  • Analysis and Development of Mobile Perinatal Mental Health System   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammad I. Merhi, Naima Islam, Greg Hintz 
    Abstract: Perinatal depression includes major and minor depressive episodes during pregnancy or in the first twelve months after birth. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that clinicians screen patients at least once during pregnancy for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standardized tool. This paper attempts to consolidate current depression screening tools into an electronic application that can be accessed from a computer, tablet or cell phone and can be sent directly to the primary care physicians office for review. The object-oriented approach was used to analysis and design the system. The systems requirements are first gathered using questionnaire and interviews with practitioners; then, analyzed based on unified modeling language techniques such as use case, class, and sequence diagrams. This system will aid healthcare providers in identifying patients who are at risk of perinatal depression.
    Keywords: Mental health system; perinatal mental health; depression system; health systems; perinatal system.