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Mobile Communication in Asia: Local Insights, Global Implications
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mHealth Innovation in Asia

Grassroots Challenges and Practical Interventions

Editors: Baulch, Emma, Watkins, Jerry, Tariq, Amina (Eds.)

  • Discusses mHealth for development with a focus on South, Southeast, and East Asia
  • Covers theoretical approaches alongside case-based analysis of mHealth projects from the field
  • Addresses the most rapidly growing fields of public health policy and implementation
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This open access book offers a detailed account of a range of mHealth initiatives across South, Southeast and East Asia. It provides readers with deep insights into the challenges such initiatives face on the ground, and a view of the diverse cultural contexts shaping strategies for overcoming these challenges. The book brings together various discussions on the broader mHealth literature, and demonstrates how a research focus on diverse Asian contexts influences the success and/or failure of current mHealth initiatives. It also highlights the important roles social scientists can play in advancing theoretical approaches, as well as planning, implementing and evaluating mHealth initiatives. The book is a valuable resource for project planners, policy developers in NGOs and government institutions, as well as academics, researchers and students in the fields of public health, communications and development studies.

About the authors

Emma Baulch is an expert on Indonesian youth cultures, with twenty years of experience researching youth involvement in the production and consumption of popular media. Her most recent work has focused on the impact of digital media on the lives and livelihoods of young Indonesians. She has led projects to develop sustainable, practical digital-technology applications to overcome the social and health challenges faced by Indonesian youth in the 21st century.

Jerry Watkins is the Head of Department, School of Communication & Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He has over 20 years' high-profile international experience in communication design and strategy, and has led major projects for some of the world's largest telecom companies, including AT&T Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia and the Vodafone Group. Watkins studies mobile, social and online content and devices and their impact on people and systems. He has led ICT for development projects with partners including Intel Corporation and the Commonwealth of Learning. He has served as an invited expert on mobile media for development for UNESCO. He has designed and delivered communication for development programs in Australia, India, Indonesia, Nepal and the Solomon Islands.

Amina Tariq is a lecturer in eHealth at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. A ‘human factors’ researcher with a software engineering background, she focuses on investigating the use of information technology in collaborative healthcare settings. She has more than eight years of experience in the evaluation of information systems and is experienced in applying both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her research interests include context-sensitive design of mobile health applications, usability evaluation of groupware technologies in healthcare and implications of information technology use on healthcare-provider work practices.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Social and Cultural Futures—The Everyday Use and Shifting Discourse of mHealth

    Baulch, Emma (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • One Size Does Not Fit All: The Importance of Contextually Sensitive mHealth Strategies for Frontline Female Health Workers

    Tariq, Amina (et al.)

    Pages 7-29

  • The Path to Scale: Navigating Design, Policy, and Infrastructure

    Evans, Jay (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • The Use of Mobile Phones in Rural Javanese Villages: Knowledge Production and Information Exchange Among Poor Women with Diabetes

    Pitaloka, Dyah

    Pages 49-67

  • Identifying Grassroots Opportunities and Barriers to mHealth Design for HIV/AIDS Using a Communicative Ecologies Framework

    Watkins, Jerry (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1251-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-1250-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
mHealth Innovation in Asia
Book Subtitle
Grassroots Challenges and Practical Interventions
Editors
  • Emma Baulch
  • Jerry Watkins
  • Amina Tariq
Series Title
Mobile Communication in Asia: Local Insights, Global Implications
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Asian Development Bank
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1251-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1251-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1250-5
Series ISSN
2468-2403
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 131
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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