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Technology- spectator for unethical Healthcare practices

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download-1Healthcare has taken one step ahead with adaption of technology innovations & solutions which has enabled industry to offer competent services to its customers. But, corruption, scam, biased services are still in forefront in healthcare industry and which tends to serve unsafe medicos aid to patients.

As per recent study, it has been recommended that smart adoption of IOT, ICT is best way to beat unethical services being practiced in different parts of the world.

Researchers from universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge undertook a comprehensive review of existing studies on how digital technologies were being used to tackle questionable practices in healthcare.

Various key initiatives have been identified with the help of this study:images

  • Reporting of discrimination on social media
  • Checking relevance use of medicines and injections
  • Verification of drug providers, clinics and doctors
  • Service review of healthcare institutions
  • Undertaking specific services from special hospitals, etc.
  • Ensuring citizens to take fair access of high-quality healthcare

 “As digital technologies become more widely available there are real opportunities to make a difference, and we’ve seen some great examples of innovation,” said Claudia Pagliari, of University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy and Usher Institute of Population Health and Informatics.

According to experts, further research is required to understand which approaches are likely to work best and why.

Isaac Holeman, a Gates Scholar pursuing PhD studies at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, and co-founder of the non-profit MedicMobile, added, “To be effective, these technologies need to be designed with a sound understanding of the lived experiences of users and accompanied by the right mechanisms for turning digital insights into action.”

The study, published in the Journal of Global Health, was funded by the US Agency for International Development through its Leadership, Management and Government Project.

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