Effectiveness and Future Prospects of Telemedicine/Remote Health Care Management Applications in Pakistan

  • Shahid Iqbal Department of Engineering Management, Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering, Islamabad.
  • Nawar Khan Department of Engineering Management, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi


Medical/Health care system is spraining in Pakistan because of innovative technology, activities and services as per their financial cost (position) which is increasing day by day. This research is intended for the assessment of Telemedicine/Remote Health Care Management practices (system), which encompasses usability, acceptance and impact in public/private hospitals. To improve the existing remote health care/telemedicine practices in Pakistan by using EM (Engineering Management) based approach. It has been widely and successfully implemented and is considered as a strategic and operational tool. In the 21stcentury due to the Technological advancements the mode of operation of service and business sector have been changed drastically. In the same way the health sectors activities also have been altered,
new methods and techniques have also been devised for the treatment of the patients that were never even thought before. In the health sector Telemedicine/Remote Health Care Management is one of the development which was experienced lately. Telemedicine/Remote Health Careistaken exactly,” medicine at a distance”. Therefore, hypothetically, some procedures performed with medication which does not take place “face-to-face” and “in person” which can be considered as Telemedicine/Remote Health Care. In the industrialized world telemedicine is being used in full capacity to provide the health care services to remote and un-accessible areas. But Telemedicine/Remote Health Care Management is not very popular and admired in Pakistan; few applications are being functional presently.

Oct 1, 2017
How to Cite
IQBAL, Shahid; KHAN, Nawar. Effectiveness and Future Prospects of Telemedicine/Remote Health Care Management Applications in Pakistan. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 36, n. 4, oct. 2017. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <http://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/25>. Date accessed: 17 mar. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.1704.06.
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