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  Health Care Using Telemedicine: A Case Study of Yobe State, Nigeria  
  Authors : Matawalli Ajagana Geidam; Ibrahim A. Bello; Rajesh Prasad
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Telemedicine can be broadly described as the use of telecommunications and information technologies to deliver healthcare services at a distance. It is most useful in the development of rural area, where availability of doctors and health facilities are very less. Recent research shows that the telemedicine has improved the general health care (especially in the rural areas) in whole the word. This paper proposed a framework for the use of telemedicine to improve general healthcare in the Yobe State, where approximately 60 percent of whole the state comes under the rural sector. We also perform a case study taking consideration of all 17 Local Government Area (LGA), 12 secondary hospitals, medical staff and population of state. Based on the facts, we find that the telemedicine is essential to improve the healthcare in Yobe State Hospitals.


Published In : IJCSN Journal Volume 3, Issue 5

Date of Publication : October 2014

Pages : 385 - 392

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Dr. Matawalli Ajagana Geidam : has completed his B. Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry in 1988 from University of Maidguri, Nigeria, M. Sc. Biochemistry in 1991 and Ph. D. Biochemistry in 2003 from University of Jos, Nigeria. He is active member of Biochemical Society (UK), Nigerian Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemical Society of Nigeria. He was Associate Professor of Biochemistry at University of Maiduguri, Nigeria (2007-2013) and Rector at Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic Geidam (2005-2013). Currently, he is Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Services, and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Yobe State University Damaturu, Nigeria (2013-Date).

Ibrahim A. Bello : received his B. Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria in 2007, and the M. Sc. degree in Computer Science from Birmingham City University, UK in 2012. His primary research interests include data mining, data compression, networks and software engineering.

Dr. Rajesh Prasad : is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria. He is also associated with LDC Institute of Technical Studies, Allahabad, India. He received his M. Tech. in Software Engineering and Ph. D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India. He has more than 14 years of teaching experience in various colleges affiliated to UP Technical University, Lucknow, India. His research area includes: algorithms, automata theory and software engineering. He has published more than 30 research papers in international conferences/national conferences/journals. He is active member of IEEE.










rural health care

remote health care and telenuring

Telemedicine has enormous benefits in the sector of health care. Various applications can be developed for the telemedicine to provide better services using ICT with combined effort of medical science. It can help to improve the quality of rural health service in Yobe State. It also helps in providing expert opinion to the remote areas that are deprived of advanced medical facilities.










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