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Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry in Nigeria: The Role of Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics

Oluigbo Ikenna V.1 , Nwokonkwo Obi C.2 , Ezeh Gloria N.3 , Ndukwe Ngoziobasi G.4

1 Department of Information Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
2 Department of Information Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
3 Department of Information Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
4 Department of Information Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Correspondence should be addressed to: ikenna.oluigbo@futo.edu.ng.


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Vol.5 , Issue.6 , pp.1-12, Dec-2017


CrossRef-DOI:   https://doi.org/10.26438/ijsrcse/v5i6.112


Online published on Dec 31, 2017


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IEEE Style Citation: Oluigbo Ikenna V., Nwokonkwo Obi C., Ezeh Gloria N., Ndukwe Ngoziobasi G., “Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry in Nigeria: The Role of Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics”, International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science and Engineering, Vol.5, Issue.6, pp.1-12, 2017.

MLA Style Citation: Oluigbo Ikenna V., Nwokonkwo Obi C., Ezeh Gloria N., Ndukwe Ngoziobasi G. "Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry in Nigeria: The Role of Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics." International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science and Engineering 5.6 (2017): 1-12.

APA Style Citation: Oluigbo Ikenna V., Nwokonkwo Obi C., Ezeh Gloria N., Ndukwe Ngoziobasi G., (2017). Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry in Nigeria: The Role of Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics. International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science and Engineering, 5(6), 1-12.

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Abstract :
The impact of Internet of Things (IoT) and big data cannot be overemphasized. The aim of this research is to propose a research model for predicting the role of data analytics and Internet of Things in revolutionizing the healthcare industry in Nigeria, and thereafter assess the impact of proposed IoT and big data analytics model to the healthcare sector of Nigerian economy. This study used a quantitative research approach and an analytical field survey, considering five federal medical centers across the country, as well as a number of IT experts and academician. In proposing a model for healthcare industry revolution through big data analytics and Internet of Things, six drivers was identified – Remote Sensing Technology, Cloud Computing, Big Data Center, Data Visualization, Standard User Interface and Display, and Wireless Network Gateways. The predicted model shows that all six drivers individually and collectively significantly influences healthcare industry revolution in Nigeria. In assessing the impact of the proposed model on the healthcare industry, the researcher identified five key operational and management areas. Based on the MANOVA result, the researcher concludes that the proposed model of IoT and big data analytics will have significant impact on healthcare industry in Nigeria if adopted. The researcher thus recommends that for a positive revolution of healthcare industry in Nigeria, the need for Internet of Things devices and technologies, as well as big data analytics is very paramount; Top management and relevant stakeholders should provide maximum support. The healthcare sector should also harness the various benefits of these recent technologies.

Key-Words / Index Term :
Big Data Analytics, Collaborative Disease Management, Healthcare Industry Revolution, Internet of Things, Remote Health Monitoring

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