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ICT and Health Delivery System in Nigeria

ldowu, A. E. and Amusan, T. A. and Ozoya, M. I. (2013) ICT and Health Delivery System in Nigeria. In: A Panoply of Readings in Social Science. Department of Socinlogy College of Development Studies Covenant Universiry Ota, Nigeria, Ota, Nigeria. ISBN 978-978-49326-8-4

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Health is increasingly being discussed in different fora globally and locally. Increasing the effectiveness of healthcare services, with the aim of making medical care more accessible to all citizenry, demands a more effective way of health care delivery. Against the backdrop of the Diffusion and Innovations Theory, this chapter essentially looks at healthcare delivery in 21" century Nigeria and the possibilities and challenges ofapplying ICT in healthcare delivery in the country. This chapter concludes that ICT application can be achieved through raising the general level of literacy in the country. Furthermore, for Nigeria to benefit fully from the application of ICTto healthcare delivery systems. there is need for people-centred development programmes, strong political will on the part of government and its representatives and sensitivity to and pragmatism in reducing the deleterious effects of corruption in the system.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 08:23
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 08:23

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