The role of Information and Communication Technology in Healthcare Management for Efficient Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria
Okpalla, Chidimma L., Odii, Juliet N. , Prof. H.C. Inyiama, Okide, S.O (Ph.D), Chukwuneke, Chiamaka I"The role of Information and Communication Technology in Healthcare Management for Efficient Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V21(3):160-162, March 2015. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are being widely used in healthcare management systems. The records of patients in Nigerian hospitals have over time been run down due to large numbers of patients; this led to poor record keeping since it’s a paper based system. This paper is designed to develop a centralized database for storing health related information for all Nigerians. Operational data from communications, blood banks, and patient’s medical information systems were linked together using data mining techniques so as to demonstrate data integration and information sharing among medical practitioners. This paper will be of immense benefit to government, hospital administrators and the masses.
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Information and communication technology (ICT), healthcare management systems, database, data mining.