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Healthcare infrastructures in Ecuador: challenges, reflections and opportunities for digital health

Carlo, Lorena, Carpio, Valeria, Verdezoto, Nervo, Eslambolchilar, Parisa, Cruz, Eduardo, Malo, Frank and Espinosa, Danilo 2020. Healthcare infrastructures in Ecuador: challenges, reflections and opportunities for digital health. Presented at: ACM Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2020), Online, 17-20 June 2020.
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Abstract

Besides the efforts of the Ecuadorian government in the last decade to improve the healthcare infrastructure, it still falls short to meet the healthcare needs of its population and remains far away from providing equal access to healthcare services. Based on a visit to an itinerant health point in a rural community and research conducted in public and private hospitals, this paper presents a number of infrastructural challenges that impact the everyday caring experiences of patients and healthcare professional’s work practices. Reflecting on these challenges, we discuss some opportunities for future design of digital health tools and services in the Ecuadorian context.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: In Press
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 May 2020
Date of Acceptance: 18 April 2020
Last Modified: 28 May 2020 12:02
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/131880

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