6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Research Article

MediNet: A mobile healthcare management system for the Caribbean region

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.7024,
        author={Permanand  Mohan and Salys  Sultan},
        title={MediNet: A mobile healthcare management system for the Caribbean region},
        proceedings={6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2009},
        month={11},
        keywords={Chronic Non-communicable Diseases Healthcare Management System Mobile Healthcare.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.7024}
    }
    
  • Permanand Mohan
    Salys Sultan
    Year: 2009
    MediNet: A mobile healthcare management system for the Caribbean region
    MOBIQUITOUS
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.7024
Permanand Mohan1, Salys Sultan1
  • 1: The University of The West Indies, S1. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Abstract

There are numerous challenges confronting the healthcare systems of Caribbean countries. The public healthcare systems in the region currently face a crisis due to factors such as shortages of medical staff, lack of proper facilities, and insufficient funding. Therefore, new approaches to managing healthcare and promoting healthier lifestyle practices are needed to address this problem. This paper will discuss MediNet, a mobile healthcare management system being developed at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies to provide an alternative approach to healthcare in the Caribbean. The initial focus of the system is on chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardio-vascular disease. The learning and feedback from the first prototype will be used to build a full-fledged system capable of handling other diseases.