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Mobile health applications during epidemic management in India: a review

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.5-10-2020.166546,
        author={Rajgourab Ghosh and Sanjeev Kumar},
        title={Mobile health applications during epidemic management in India: a review},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        keywords={ICT, mHealth, smart cities, epidemic, disease surveillance},
  • Rajgourab Ghosh
    Sanjeev Kumar
    Year: 2020
    Mobile health applications during epidemic management in India: a review
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-10-2020.166546
Rajgourab Ghosh1,*, Sanjeev Kumar2
  • 1: Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Kolkata, India
  • 2: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
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INTRODUCTION: Smart cities endeavour to provide a good quality of life to its inhabitants. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates redrawing the framework of epidemic management in India. Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) solutions such as mobile health (mHealth) can complement this. OBJECTIVES: To review ICT and mHealth used for epidemic management in smart cities of India. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify the use of ICT or mHealth applications for epidemic management in smart cities. A predefined search strategy and a predefined eligibility criterion to search for articles published in English on Medline were used. RESULTS: Our study showed ICT and mHealth use has increased during the recent COVID-19 pandemic in India and available solutions can be applied in smart city framework to improve epidemic management and achieve mHealth targets. CONCLUSION: We conclude that there have been many advances in the provisions of ICT and mHealth interventions in India in context to smart cities and scope for improvements abound.