Many global, national, and regional initiatives are in place to improve the health system and health status of people living in rural areas. The goal of providing universal, equitable and affordable health care has a profound place in the national agenda of many developing countries. With an increasing percentage of populace in the developing countries now relying on mobile phone for managing the activities of their daily lives, there are great potentials in relying on this technology to monitor the health issues among the under-served population. In this research, we describe a health information system, KHID that is developed to facilitate the reporting of reproductive health issues among the women living in slum communities in the State of Kerala, India. The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) solution proposed in this research aims to mitigate the gaps in symptom reporting and tracking, a major deficient that constraints the reach of health care to those living in the low-income low-resource communities in developing countries.
Thomas, Manoj; Narayan, Poornima; and Christian, Cynthia, "A MOBILE PHONE-BASED ICT SOLUTION FOR REPORTING AND TRACKING UNREPORTED REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROBLEMS IN THE OUTLIER COMMUNITIES OF KERALA, INDIA." (2012). ECIS 2012 Proceedings. 36.