Assessing the feasibility of eHealth and mHealth: a systematic review and analysis of initiatives implemented in Kenya

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Research article
Assessing the feasibility of eHealth and mHealth: a systematic review and analysis of initiatives implemented in Kenya
The growth of Information and Communication Technology in Kenya has facilitated implementation of a large number of eHealth projects in a bid to cost-effectively address health and health system challenges. …This review discovered that there is a myriad of eHealth projects being implemented in Kenya, mainly in the mHealth strategic area and focusing mostly on primary care and HIV/AIDs. Based on our analysis, most of the projects were rarely evaluated. In addition, few projects are implemented in marginalised areas and least urbanized counties with more health care needs, notwithstanding the fact that adoption of information and communication technology should aim to improve health equity (i.e. improve access to health care particularly in remote parts of the country in order to reduce geographical inequities) and contribute to overall health systems strengthening.
Martin Njoroge, Dejan Zurovac, Esther A. A. Ogara, Jane Chuma and Doris Kirigia
BMC Research Notes 2017 10:90
Published on: 10 February 2017