Healthcare Planning and Emerging Technologies: Improving Healthcare Delivery

Jaiyesimi, Rotimi and Ojo, Adegbola (2018) Healthcare Planning and Emerging Technologies: Improving Healthcare Delivery. In: Improving Life Expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Book Builders-Editions Africa, pp. 153-166. ISBN 978-978-921-180-7

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Abstract

Widespread health reforms across Africa suggest that there is a strong appetite to strengthen healthcare delivery at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Obstacles confronting effective delivery of healthcare are further compounded by ineffective planning. This chapter argues that the healthcare planning process can be significantly improved by embracing new and emerging technologies which are already being deployed in allied professions. The chapter starts with a definition of healthcare planning and a discussion of the benefits of planning for healthcare delivery across Africa. This is followed by a brief explanation of how planning deficiencies can contribute towards inequalities. The chapter concludes by identifying eight emerging technologies and a robustly detailing their nexus with healthcare delivery.

Keywords:Healthcare Planning, Healthcare Delivery, Emerging Technologies, Africa
Subjects:J Technologies > J990 Technologies not elsewhere classified
L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
A Medicine and Dentistry > A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:34730
Deposited On:17 Jan 2019 15:01

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