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