The Internet has brought substantial improvements to healthcare and medicine in Myanmar. It enables easy access to medical information, aiding healthcare professionals, researchers, and patients in making informed decisions. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to post-coup conflict settings, telemedicine services have become possible, allowing doctors to consult with patients, which is especially beneficial for marginalized populations in remote areas. Electronic Health Records (EHRs), used in private healthcare systems, facilitate efficient sharing of patient information among healthcare providers, improving patient care and safety.
However, Myanmar faces challenges in adopting IT in healthcare. Limited internet infrastructure hampers effective telemedicine and information sharing, particularly in rural regions. Ensuring digital literacy among healthcare professionals and patients is essential. Data privacy and security are critical concerns. Developing appropriate regulations and standards for online medical services is necessary for quality care and patient safety. Cultural and language diversity in Myanmar poses challenges in creating healthcare tools that cater to different languages and cultures. Despite these challenges, IT is promising to enhance healthcare quality and accessibility.