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Mobile Technologies in Disaster Healthcare: Technology and Operational Aspects

Mobile Technologies in Disaster Healthcare: Technology and Operational Aspects
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Author(s): Samaneh Madanian (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), Reem Abubakr Abbas (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), Tony Norris (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) and Dave Parry (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 20
Source title: Optimizing Health Monitoring Systems With Wireless Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia & Epworth HealthCare, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6067-8.ch012

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Abstract

The increasing penetration of smartphones and their ability to host mobile technologies have shown valuable outcomes in disaster management; albeit, their application in disaster medicine remains limited. In this chapter, the authors explore the role of mobile technologies for clinical applications and communication and information exchange during disasters. The chapter synthesizes the literature on disaster healthcare and mobile technologies before, during, and after disasters discusses technological and operational aspects. They conclude by discussing limitations in the field and prospects for the future.

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