—This paper highlights best practices of
technological influenced e-government using ICT, emerging
mobile and web 2-0 technology for the effective health Care &
disease management system. Modern technology has given a
whole new dimension to the concept of good governance, thus
embarking a strong and effective influence on citizens and
cultural trends. Authors have investigated successful case
studies, which are taken from existing practice of egovernment
health care projects within Pakistan.
Pakistan was hit by the epidemic of dengue, affecting over
350,000 people in 2010. Due to the unprecedented scale of
epidemic, the basic health infrastructure was not ready to
address the issue. However by 2012 a monitoring mechanism
was devised as an e-Govt health care activity, to log all field
activities related to prevention/eradication of the disease. The
project focused mobile reporting using android phones, EDGE
services, and Google maps. 650 smart phones users reported
43,000 activities. The information received was extrapolated to
bring all stakeholders of anti-dengue campaign on a single
platform and DIMS (Dengue Information Management System)
was conceived. Features of DIMS include: A central
dashboard to view and dispose of complaints on real-time
coming in from the Helpline and Hospitals e-CRS (Electronic
Complaint Routing System). 2 Vector Surveillance System
for tracking and reporting all indoor / outdoor larvaciding
activities. 3 A Disease Reporting System to manage the
clinical and lab diagnosis records of dengue affected patients.
Utilization of this system has resulted in 0 % deaths
reported due to dengue in the past 1.5 years. Careful
investigation of step by step usage, reporting to DMIS with
Android phone and working behavior of ICT infrastructure
are elaborated in this research.
—E-Govt., ICT, web 2.0, cellular technology,
F. Zafar is with the Govt. College University, Lahore, Pakistan (e-mail:
R. Saifullah Hassan is with the University of Engineering and
Technology, Lahore, Pakistan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Z. Mahmood is with the University of Derby, UK & North West
University, Unit of Business Mathematics and Informatics, Potchefstroom,
South Africa (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:F. Zafar, R. Saifullah Hassan, and Z. Mahmood, "Effective Use of ICT and Emerging Cellular
Technologies for Health Care: E-Govt Reshaping
Governance into Good Governance," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 236-241, 2014.