The strategic role of information communication technology in succeeding medical tourism

Dumilah Ayuningtyas, Dionisius Alvian Ariwibowo

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to gain a deep understanding of ICT strategic role in succeeding in medical tourism based on pre-procedure and post-procedure perspective. Methods: A Literature review was conducted from 2 websites, 14 journals, and three books by the year 2008–2019 to find the role of ICT in the pre-procedure and post-procedure of medical tourism. Result: Main healthcare services, such as patient admission and electronic medical record, can be optimized by utilizing ICT. ICT is also necessary for supporting integrated services for both health and tourism providers. Other than treatment and care services, ICT also had a big role in business purposes, such as the source of information, simplify the payment process, facilitate logistics and other administration processes. Conclusion: It concluded that ICT played an important strategic role in medical tourism. Adequate infrastructures, human resources, and standards need to improve first to maximize ICT in medical tourism implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • ICT
  • Medical tourism
  • Strategic role

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