Internet technology through information systems was very useful in improving healthcare, especially in managing health-related data without limiting distance and time. Based on my experience, the status of health commodities from rural health entities can be reported within a given time through the information system and internet technology. Decision makers can access this data and manage to deliver important medicines to healthcare centers on time and secure health commodities. This enables healthcare providers to offer better services to patients with secure medicines and quality care. The internet has facilitated many useful things for better public health endeavors, such as using mobile data collection at the surveillance system and developing a network for updating and continuous learning of quality healthcare as well.
As our friends from Myanmar discussed, several challenges to using and implementing IT in healthcare in Myanmar. Internet infrastructure is underdeveloped, with no specific or properly managed information system for healthcare, very limited access to the Internet, and low digital literacy and technologies, especially in rural areas.