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International Journal of Electronic Healthcare

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare (IJEH)

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International Journal of Electronic Healthcare (2 papers in press)

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  • A Review on Information Communication Technology (ICT) Adoption in the Nigerian Healthcare Sector   Order a copy of this article
    by Ayeyi Victoria Gyebo, Amiruddin Ahamat, Siti Norbaya Yahaya 
    Abstract: Studies on information communication technology (ICT) adoption in the Nigerian healthcare sector posit that the objective of encouraging information sharing throughout all public hospitals in Nigeria is still farfetched following the limited number of hospitals that utilise ICT in their everyday clinical and administrative operations. The proposed study is framed under four objectives, which seek to critically examine existing literature on the issue, recognise obstacles to ICT adoption in Nigeria, consider the context of the administrative policy during and post ICT adoption, and suggest potential solutions that can be implemented by the Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria as part of the effort to introduce ICT to improve the service quality within the sector. This study conducted a systematic review of relevant literature using the ATLAS.ti 9 software. The result demonstrates that the current environment recognises the value of information and communication technology to improve the healthcare sector.
    Keywords: healthcare sector; Nigerian healthcare; information communication technology; ICT; hospital management.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2022.10047174
  • Healthcare analytics in big data: current trends and prospects   Order a copy of this article
    by Upasana Talukdar 
    Abstract: Healthcare analytics is a research area where many healthcare services operate on huge amounts of heterogeneous data. This leads to the generation of big healthcare-data. This paper performed a survey to answer six questions related to healthcare analytics: what are the different perspectives on the concepts of big healthcare-data? What major big data analytics approaches, tactics, tools, and strategies are being used in healthcare applications? What are the vital sources of big healthcare-data? What are the different architectures for modelling big healthcare-data? What are the leading terms that constitute the research field of healthcare analytics in big data and how rapidly is this research field expanding? Where is healthcare analytics in big data headed to the future? The analysis inferred interesting patterns, identified popular big data analytical techniques, tactics, tools, the vital sources of big healthcare-data, big healthcare-data processing architectures, growth patterns of the research field, and future trends.
    Keywords: healthcare; big data; analytics; big healthcare data; applications.