A preliminary study to evaluate the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in Sri Lankan primary care practice

Edirippulige, S., Marasinghe, R. B., Bandara, H. M. S. P. and Jiffry, M. T. M. (2008). A preliminary study to evaluate the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in Sri Lankan primary care practice. In: 4th Scientific Session of the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL), Colombo, Sri Lanka, (1-12). 26 July 2008.


Author Edirippulige, S.
Marasinghe, R. B.
Bandara, H. M. S. P.
Jiffry, M. T. M.
Title of paper A preliminary study to evaluate the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in Sri Lankan primary care practice
Conference name 4th Scientific Session of the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL)
Conference location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Conference dates 26 July 2008
Publication Year 2008
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Background: Benefits of information and communication technology (ICT) in medical and health practices have been recognised. In Sri Lanka, primary care has a potential to include ICT. However, actual ICT usage data in primary care are still limited.

Objectives: (1) to examine the current level of ICT usage in primary care practices. (2) to investigated the perceptions and expectations of general practitioners in using digital technologies.

Conclusions: The use of ICT in general practice is relatively low. However, it appears that both real-time and store-and-forward applications are equally in use. Although, the Internet and email use is low, mobile computing (mobile phone/SMS) is becoming popular. The users appreciated that the usefulness of ICT to improve the quality of care.
Subjects 1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Presented as Free Paper 2, HIC09-1, during Free Paper Session I.

 
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