Mobile health for public health in Peru: lessons learned

Authors

  • Eloy F. Ruiz Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Álvaro Proaño Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Oscar J. Ponce Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Walter H. Curioso Dirección de Evaluacion y Gestion del Conocimiento. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion Tecnologica (CONCYTEC). Lima, Peru. Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education. School of Medicine, University of Washington. Seattle, Washington, EE. UU.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.322.1634

Keywords:

Information technologies and communication projects, Cellular phone, Text messaging, Public health

Abstract

Mobile communication technologies have become more prevalent in developed and developing countries. These countries -including Peru- are becoming an ideal setting where mobile health (mHealth) projects can provide better health services. The reviewed literature shows that the mHealth interventions have enormous potential to improve access and the quality of health services, increasing the effectiveness of public health programs and reducing healthcare costs. It is noticeable that these projects have a positive impact; however, despite the current information, more research is needed to understand mHealth in-depth. These projects are the foundation for future health policies that will help the Peruvian health system to be more inclusive and more effective.

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2015-06-19

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Ruiz EF, Proaño Álvaro, Ponce OJ, Curioso WH. Mobile health for public health in Peru: lessons learned. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 19 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];32(2):364-72. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1634

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