Electronic Health Records in Developing Countries: The Role Of Intelligent Devices
The collection and storing of medical records pertaining to the health status of patients in an electronic form so as to allow; easy access, information sharing and making better medical decisions among other things is known as an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Data generated by health care providers from patient‟s diagnosis, prescription, health monitoring and other health related issues were basically kept on paper. However, the rapid proliferation of data has led to the advancement of effective management of these data to help bring about better decision making and also improvement in health care delivery. This paper highlights the importance of EHR, its role in delivering better health care and the development of a nation, taking cognizance of its adoption level in both the developed and developing countries. Strategic solution of integrating intelligent devices (Chatbots and glass) to burgeon the implementation of EHR so as to improve the overall health care of the populace of developing nations was proposed.
Keywords: Electronic Health Record, Intelligent systems, Chatbots, Glass