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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2011.020808
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 2 Issue 8, 2011.
Abstract: This paper develops the conceptual framework of barriers faced by the decision makers and management personnel of health sector. The main theme of this paper is to give a clear understanding about the adaption barriers of health technology faced by developing societies. The information about barriers would be useful for policy makers to decide about the particular technology. So that they can fulfill the defined mission of their organizations. Developing a conceptual framework is the first step in building organizational capacity. Information technology in health sector is spreading globally. Use of health information technology is offering evidence-based practice to endorse health and human prosperity. Globalization of health information system is inevitable for establishment and promotion of healthcare sector in developing societies. Present health systems in developing societies are inadequate to meet the needs of the population. Health sector of developing societies is facing a lot of barriers in establishment and promotion of health information system. These barriers include lack of infrastructure, cost, technical sophistications, lack of skilled human resources and lack of e- readiness of medical professionals. In this paper authors conducted a survey of hospitals in Pakistan to identify and categorized adaption barriers in health information technology. Existing health system should be transformed by using HIT to improve health status of population by eliminating barriers identified in this paper.
Fozia Anwar and Azra Shamim, “Barriers in Adoption of Health Information Technology in Developing Societies” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 2(8), 2011. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2011.020808