Title: Microcomputer applications in the health and social service sectors of developing countries

Authors: William Bertrandt, Ruben Arminanat, Bertran Auverts

Addresses: Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. ' Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. ' University of Paris, France

Abstract: This article examines the scope and limitations of microcomputers for use in health planning, data collection and delivery services in developing countries. Examples are given of computer use for health data analysis in Columbia, for district-level health services in Malaysia, for integrated rural health care in Chad, and as aids in field surveys in Saudi Arabia. An evaluation framework is also presented for understanding the application of new technology in the health and related social sectors.

Keywords: developing countries; healthcare technology; microcomputers; social services; training; data collection; data analysis; health planning; service delivery; health services; Columbia; Malaysia; Chad; Saudi Arabia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1991.062558

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1991 Vol.4 No.1, pp.47 - 52

Published online: 10 Jun 2014 *

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