ICT plays a great role in the health sector.
The healthcare sector involves the use of Information and Communication Technology. ICT is used to keep records of patients and keep track of their health status. Many hospitals have ICT materials that are used to check and take care of human health. They include different machines. Some of them are ventilators which are used to help the breathing, microscopes which serve to observe microbes; and scanners which help in scanning the internal parts and organs of the body so as to check their condition.
Nurses and doctors can get some training or expertise from foreign doctors by using the Internet, while patients, on the other hand, can receive medical diagnosis and advice from foreign medical experts through the use of computerized expert systems.
Since ICT involves the use of the Internet; knowledge enrichment, research, and education are possible. Therefore, many doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and medical practitioners use the Internet to keep themselves updated. By doing research about health and medicine or by taking refresher courses to enrich their medical knowledge, nurses and doctors are enabled to offer better services to their patients.