3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Towards a sustainable e-health deployment - An integrated medical information system for Sri Lankan case

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6011,
        author={G.G.D. Nishantha and Y. Uchida and M. Cassim and J. Weerasinghe and G. Gunawardana and Y. Hayashida and M. Goto},
        title={Towards a sustainable e-health deployment - An integrated medical information system for Sri Lankan case},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={e-helath telemedicine system interoperability e-government initiative},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6011}
    }
    
  • G.G.D. Nishantha
    Y. Uchida
    M. Cassim
    J. Weerasinghe
    G. Gunawardana
    Y. Hayashida
    M. Goto
    Year: 2009
    Towards a sustainable e-health deployment - An integrated medical information system for Sri Lankan case
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6011
G.G.D. Nishantha1, Y. Uchida1, M. Cassim1, J. Weerasinghe2, G. Gunawardana2, Y. Hayashida3, M. Goto3
  • 1: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan
  • 2: Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 3: Saga University, Saga, Japan

Abstract

Strategic deployment of information communiction technology in health systems is promising to ensure reducing medical cost, enhanced medical treatment-quality and to serve the underserved population. International medical cooperation has served both developed and developing nations to overcome technological and social barriers in e-health deployment in many ways. However, most of the past e-health efforts reportedly either discontinued or exhausted their improvement potential due to isolation from other e-health activities in the health sector. For a rapid absorption of technology and sustainable development in the e-health sector in developing countries, it is an extreme necessity that years of financial investments and efforts exercised on scattered form of e-health developments are inline with the country's long term e-health development plans. In this paper, we propose a methodology that deploys a fully functional dedicated system, Integrated Medical Information System (IMIS), with the collaborative effort of system designers, medical practitioners and the government. IMIS is an extension of a previously designed system by the authors for international medical collaboration.