Empowering village doctors and enhancing rural healthcare using cloud computing in a rural area of mainland China

@article{Lin2014EmpoweringVD,
  title={Empowering village doctors and enhancing rural healthcare using cloud computing in a rural area of mainland China},
  author={Che-Wei Lin and Syed Abdul Shabbir and Daniel Livius Clinciu and Jeremiah Scholl and Xiangdong Jin and Haifei Lu and Steve S. Chen and Usman Iqbal and Maxwell J. Heineck and Yu-Chuan Li},
  journal={Computer methods and programs in biomedicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={
          585-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND China's healthcare system often struggles to meet the needs of its 900 million people living in rural areas due to major challenges in preventive medicine and management of chronic diseases. Here we address some of these challenges by equipping village doctors (ViDs) with Health Information Technology and developing an electronic health record (EHR) system which collects individual patient information electronically to aid with implementation of chronic disease management programs… CONTINUE READING
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