COVID -19 Gateway for ICT Integration; The case of St. Dominic Hospital, Akwatia

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.06.02.Art018

Authors : Ebenezer Kenneth Abban


The application of Information and Communication Technology during these times of Covid-19 has been phenomenal. For example, the number of people who use zoom, an ICT application, during this time of covid-19 has increased by over 1000%. This study examines the extent to which ICT integration at St. Dominic Hospital would be necessary to provide quality care to patients without compromising the expectation of the latter. Descriptive analysis of data is employed to analyze (n=78) staff. 64% of respondents will not visit the hospital during this time for fear of contracting the infection of SARS-Cov-2, although 41% will still prefer face-to-face interaction with a prescriber than interaction over the internet. The study utilizing time series analysis demonstrates an increase of 4.7% in admission rate without integration of ICT with OPD visits seeing a downward trend. Nonetheless, 58% of respondents share the view that ICT integration is needful during this time of Corona Virus.


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