IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Adaptation to Pandemic Through Universal Access to Innovative Technologies: ICT Access for Future Pandemics

Adaptation to Pandemic Through Universal Access to Innovative Technologies: ICT Access for Future Pandemics
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Abiodun Alao (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Roelien Brink (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 19
Source title: Using Information Technology Advancements to Adapt to Global Pandemics
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Efosa C. Idemudia (Arkansas Tech University, USA), Tiko Iyamu (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa), Patrick Ndayizigamiye (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Irja Naambo Shaanika (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9418-6.ch003

Purchase

View Adaptation to Pandemic Through Universal Access to Innovative Technologies: ICT Access for Future Pandemics on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

The implementation of information technology into the healthcare sector is inevitable to prevent future pandemics, as COVID-19 had a huge impact on healthcare services and humanity. Therefore, universal access to technologies in managing unforeseen pandemics is necessary. The objective of this study is to examine how healthcare institutions use innovative technologies to address future pandemics. The study reflects on one of the targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9, which is to significantly increase access to IT and strive to provide universal and affordable technology access to global citizens by 2030. This is to obtain the vision to work towards building an open, inclusive, and digital network for a secure future. This study used discourse analysis to critically analyze the use of innovative technologies like AI systems, machine learning, the internet, mobile phones, mobile computing, and other technologies adopted to manage the global pandemic. This study recommends to policymakers the importance of universal access to innovative technology to address pandemic issues.

Related Content

Kaneez Masoom. © 2022. 20 pages.
Dragos Vieru, Simon Bourdeau, MickaĆ«l Ringeval, Tobias Jung. © 2022. 26 pages.
Abiodun Alao, Roelien Brink. © 2022. 19 pages.
Julia Puaschunder. © 2022. 48 pages.
Reza Gharoie Ahangar. © 2022. 15 pages.
J. Zambujal-Oliveira, Carolina Rodrigues, Maria Pereira, Martinho Freitas, Daniela Freitas. © 2022. 19 pages.
Courage Matobobo, Felix Bankole. © 2022. 29 pages.
Body Bottom