ICT in Healthcare System
Dr. Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom, with First Class Honours. He completed his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from on full scholarship from QMUL as well.) Dr Khan is also a founder of e-Hospital Ltd., a startup that focuses on remote healthcare. He is also recipient of fund from a2i (access to information), Prime Minister's Office Bangladesh for the remote patient monitoring project.
How can ICT help upgrade the health system?
In Bangladesh there are 80 % people living in the village. MBBS Doctors and medical testing facilities are not always available in remote village areas in Bangladesh.People who live in remote villages need to travel to city that are far away for regular health checkup and doctor consultation which is difficult, time consuming and expensive..
Information Communication Technology (ICT) can be a blessing for the remote patients. With the help of ICT and modern smart medical technology village patients can be connected with the rural remote patients. Now a day's people can get medical treatment online staying at their house by using ICT.
What's your opinion about present health system how we recover through ICT?
In recent years, patientsneed to go to healthcare centers for regular diagnosis and treatments. The patients also need to spend lots of money, time and hassles to get the health services. The healthcare system of Bangladesh is still lagging behind. Failure to identify the disease is another major issue in many cases.
In such, the introduction of Remote Patient Monitoring System (RPM) is a ICT based healthcare system which can provide healthcare at an affordable cost with efficient use of time which will result in lesser number of untimely deaths and improve healthy life of patients. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is helpful obtain data effectively evaluate and proactively manage symptoms.