Role of ICTs in the Health Sector in Developing Countries: A Critical Review of Literature
Keywords:Electronic health, Data-information-knowledge, Access to information, Millennium development goals, Information-centered ICTs, Developing countries.
AbstractThis paper explores the domain of literature on information systems or electronic health (e-health) in the rural healthcare in developing countries. The main aim of this paper is to contribute to the development informatics community literature by bridging a knowledge gap. Based on secondary data, the study analyses the key policy debates and presents previous research finding. It shows that ICTs play a marginal role in access to health information due to the health vulnerabilities and limited information resources of the poor. This paper concludes that no ICTs will work in a resource-poor setting unless livelihood-based approach is intervened.
How to Cite
PANIR, M. J. H. (2011). Role of ICTs in the Health Sector in Developing Countries: A Critical Review of Literature. Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries, 5(1). Retrieved from https://jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/article/view/61
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