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By: Rochelle L. Cruz
With the fast growth of technology nowadays, it cannot be denied that it is used to make our lives better in health, transportation, entertainment, education, and other development services. One good example of this is the Information and Communications Technology for Health or better known as ICT4Health.
As a famous saying goes, health is wealth. Filipinos want to have an access to better healthcare services especially those in far flung areas. However, due to lack of health workers in rural areas, shortage of supply of medicines and equipment, and the difficulty of reaching barrios due to geography, the provision of quality healthcare services is constrained. This is where technology comes in the picture of health sector. With its continuous advancement, gadgets become portable and internet connection reaches a wider scope. Several equipment and programs are developed to become solutions to the health issues. It is a big leap towards achieving the goal of providing enhanced healthcare services.
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