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mMES: A Mobile Medical Expert System for Health Institutions in Ghana

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Author Nana Yaw Asabere
On Pages 333-344
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 6
Issue Date June, 2012
Publishing Date June, 2012
Keywords Mobile, Medical, Expert System, mMES, Health, MYCIN, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital


Abstract

The importance of health and being medically fit is goal for every human being. Unhealthy situations of human beings are of course very disadvantageous and disastrous to our society. Some public hospitals in Ghana comprising of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), 37 Military Hospital, Ridge Hospital as well as Tema General Hospital are notable hospitals that do their maximum best to provide health needs to Ghanaians. The facilities of these hospitals however, find it difficult to meet the enormous requirements of patients that daily attend hospitals for minor or major treatments as well as check-ups and birth delivery. Various private hospitals have sprung up in Ghana to support and relieve pressure of enormous patient numbers the public hospitals. In addition to limited health facilities, Medical Doctors in both private and public hospitals in Ghana are always under a lot of stress and intense pressure to perform accurate diagnosis and prescriptions for so many daily patients through medical consultancy. Through Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, literature review and design-based research methodologies, this paper focuses on how Medical Doctors in Ghana can use a designed Expert System through mobile technology to speed up diagnosis, confirm their own diagnosis, provide advice on found diagnosis and provide advice on certain diseases when diagnosed on a patient. The study is underpinned to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, which is currently the third largest hospital in Africa and the leading national referral Hospital Centre in Ghana

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