Scheduled System Maintenance:
On Monday, April 27th, IEEE Xplore will undergo scheduled maintenance from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (17:00 - 19:00 UTC). No interruption in service is anticipated.
By Topic

Development of appropriate telemedicine to improve the management information system for community health care in Indonesia

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Irawan, Y.S. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Inst. Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia ; Soegijoko, S.

In addition to its large size, the primary health care in Indonesia is uniquely characterized by the dispersed/isolated population over many islands of the world's largest archipelago. The geographic size creates diverse health statistics, which is accentuated by some developing countries' leading causes of death, i.e. infant/child and mother mortalities and malnutrition. The resulting inefficiency of the primary health services needs to be significantly reduced by making timely policy and operational decisions on the basis of appropriate information with rapid implementation and adequate impact monitoring, while optimizing the utilization of scarce resources. Telemedicine, even at its elementary level, offers the opportunity of alleviating this inefficiency. This paper discusses the development of a proposed appropriate starting telemedicine module of a computer-based national health management information system (MIS) which is initially targeted for the quantity of coverage rather than the comprehensiveness of services. It is expected that such system will be flexibly expandable in line with the development of personnel and funds. To optimize the usage of the computer, it is proposed to include some physiological measurement modules in the proposed telemedicine system

Published in:

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1997. Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

30 Oct-2 Nov 1997