A toolkit for e-health partnerships in low-income nations

William M. Tierney, Andrew S. Kanter, Hamish S.F. Fraser, Christopher Bailey

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Abstract

Collecting, managing, and communicating information is a critical part of delivering high-quality, efficient health care. Low-income countries often lack the information technology that is taking root in developed countries to manage health data and work toward evidencebased practice and culture. Partnerships between academic and government institutions in high-and low-income countries can help establish health informatics programs. These programs, in turn, can capture and manage data that are useful to all parties. Several partnerships among academic institutions and public and private organizations, in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, and Peru, are leading the way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-273
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

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Tierney, W. M., Kanter, A. S., Fraser, H. S. F., & Bailey, C. (2010). A toolkit for e-health partnerships in low-income nations. Health Affairs, 29(2), 268-273. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2009.0793