The Role of ICT in Chronic Disease Management

The occurrence and incidence of chronic diseases continues its rise significantly, with aging demographics and the prevalence of harmful way of live were two of the most important risk factors contributing the aggravation of long-term illnesses affecting a large number of people, thus resulting to major human and economic costs to health systems in the world. The deteriorating situation in chronic diseases will create more multifaceted care administrations, undesirable drug procedures, repetitive testing, needless hospitalizations, incompatible medical recommendations, and malfunctioning conditions.

The ability of the existing health care organizations to successfully administer the growth in chronic diseases will be dangerously challenged, mainly by critical health service infrastructure constraints in the form of an increasing scarcity of competent and well-train professional health practitioners. Thus in order to expand the capacity and make available the essential levels of long-term illnesses care managements and the requirements for the transformation of health care delivery structure, an enabling and innovative service delivery system redesigns and deployment of ICT structure (Information and Communication Technologies) will significantly widen health practitioner roles, duties and responsibilities in health care’s. The role of ICT in chronic disease management, particularly in remote health services, mobile health system and website technologies will offer every necessary transformative change in health care. The ICT infrastructures have the ability to advance remotely accessible care services in normal basis, thus greatly impact health care procedures, improved results and can be readily adopted on regular basis.

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