Smart Health Technology
Budget: 77,500 USD
Poverty, low economic growth, and limited provision of medical service in Nepal have caused a formidable barrier in the healthcare sector. Along with that, urbanization in Nepal has led the disease trend from infectious diseases to non-infectious diseases(NDC) which requires comprehensive data based diagnosis and treatment such as behavioral patterns, risk factors, environmental and demographic characteristics of patient groups.
Smart health technology, developed by the convergence of ICT and medical technology, has received attention as a solution to healthcare service weaknesses in less developed countries. The existing IT infrastructure in the Dhulikhel hospital(DH) in KU are exploring smart health technology along with the Nepali telecommunication company, NCELL which is contracted to provide telecommunication network infrastructure and devices to establish a foundation for smart health technology while software to utilize the infra and devices is still required to be developed.
NTIC intends to develop smart health S/W technology to utilize telecommunication infrastructure and smart devices offered by NCELL by enhancing NTIC’s capabilities in planning and managing R&BD. Smart Health Technology will improve the quality of medical services in rural areas via health data collection and analysis.
The main objective of the operation strategy Smart Health Technology are:
- To develop smart health S/W technology to utilize telecommunication infrastructure and smart devices offered by NCELL
- Enhance NTIC’s capabilities in planning and managing R&BD
- To improve the quality of medical services in rural areas via health data collection and analysis
- To enhance KU-DH’s capabilities on development of smart health technology and data management