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Technologies 2017, 5(4), 80; doi:10.3390/technologies5040080

Designing a Pregnancy Care Network for Pregnant Women

Postgraduate Program in Nursing (PEN), Department of Nursing, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis 88040-900, Brazil
Postgraduate Program in Nursing (PEN), Repensul Institute, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis 88040-900, Brazil
Department of Computer Science, CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences, Phase-VI, Hayatabad, Peshawar 25000, Pakistan
Postgraduate College of Nursing, Phase-V, Hayatabad, Peshawar 25000, Pakistan
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Received: 23 September 2017 / Revised: 30 October 2017 / Accepted: 5 December 2017 / Published: 7 December 2017
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All pregnant women need easy access to pregnancy-related personalized information, on-time quality healthcare services and effective communication links with healthcare providers. Smartphone-based devices, communication systems and eHealth applications can play an important role in facilitating some of these services to pregnant women in a fast and efficient way and can thus prevent most of the pregnancy-related complications. The objective of this work is to propose and design a pregnancy care network for pregnant women and healthcare providers. The network model, an eHealth application based on smartphone-based devices and communication systems, is designed to strengthen communication links between health professionals and pregnant women and increase education, awareness and quality of care during pregnancy and childbirth. View Full-Text
Keywords: networks; maternal mortality; nursing care; pregnancy care; eHealth; telehealth networks; maternal mortality; nursing care; pregnancy care; eHealth; telehealth

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Khanum, S.; de Souza, M.L.; Sayyed, A.; Naz, N. Designing a Pregnancy Care Network for Pregnant Women. Technologies 2017, 5, 80.

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