Information and communication technology for mental health

A systematic literature review

Shrutika Namle, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi, Alireza Amrollahi

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Information and Communication technology (ICT) is the tool of choice for a range of problems that exist around us. On the other hand, “health care is described as a complex, often cumbersome mix of community and hospital – based services, provided by a bewildering array of health professionals located in public and private facilities and organizations across the country”(Whetton, 2005). The need to manage the surge of expectations gives rise to the use of ICT in health care (Whetton, 2005). Gradually, the adoption of ICT in the various clinical departments of health has taken strength. There has been a reasonable amount of improvement since then.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of e-health and telemedicine
EditorsMaria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Isabel Maria Miranda, Ricardo Martinho, Rui Rijo
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781466699793
ISBN (Print)9781466699786
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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