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Health Information Technology in Developing Nations: Challenges and Prospects Health Information Technology
Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

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Published Papers
Authors: Ibrahim Taiwo ADELEKE, Muniru Aderemi ASIRU, Benson Macaulay OWEGHORO, Ahmed Bolakale JIMOH, Ameenah Muhammad NDANA
Pages: 1-10 Published Online: Oct. 31, 2014
Views 4717 Downloads 153
Authors: Samuel Adebowale Adefemi, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Philip Gara, Olanrewaju Oloundare Abdul Ghaney, Sunday Akingbola Omokanye, Aivonya Momoh Jimoh Yusuf
Pages: 11-16 Published Online: Dec. 14, 2014
Views 4400 Downloads 149
Authors: Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Sunday Adesubomi Erinle, Ameenah Muhammad Ndana, Tony Chuks Anamah, Oluseye Abiodun Ogundele, Danjuma Aliyu
Pages: 17-24 Published Online: Dec. 14, 2014
Views 4028 Downloads 212
Authors: Benson Macaulay Oweghoro, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Patricia Philip Mshelia, Lateef Mosebolatan Ogundiran, Aivonya Momoh Jimoh Yusuf, Deborah Ifeoluwa Adeoti
Pages: 25-31 Published Online: Dec. 31, 2014
Views 3045 Downloads 98
Authors: Danjuma Aliyu, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Sunday Oluwafemi Omoniyi, Balarabe Ayuba Samaila, Aliyu Adamu, Aisha Yahaya Abubakar
Pages: 32-37 Published Online: Dec. 31, 2014
Views 4290 Downloads 417
Authors: Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Olawole Olusegun Ajayi, Ahmed Bolakale Jimoh, Abdullateef Adisa Adebisi, Sunday Akingbola Omokanye, Mary Kehinde Jegede
Pages: 38-46 Published Online: Dec. 31, 2014
Views 4833 Downloads 289
Authors: Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Adejoke Abiola Salami, Moses Achinbee, Tony Chucks Anamah, Ibrahim Babaminin Zakari, Muhammad Hassan Wasagi
Pages: 47-53 Published Online: Jan. 3, 2015
Views 3961 Downloads 201
Authors: Danjuma Aliyu, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Sunday Oluwafemi Omoniyi, Silas Kolo, Oluwafemi Michael Odofin, Patience EssienEkaete
Pages: 54-60 Published Online: Jan. 3, 2015
Views 3356 Downloads 537
Authors: Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Bilkisu Abidemi Azeez, Danjuma Aliyu, Lateef Mosebolatan Ogundiran, Abdulkarim Salami, Wasiu Adeyemi Adeoye
Pages: 61-67 Published Online: Jan. 19, 2015
Views 3746 Downloads 210
Authors: Aliyu Adamu, Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Danjuma Aliyu, Tawheed Mahmud
Pages: 68-73 Published Online: Jan. 23, 2015
Views 3067 Downloads 287
Health information technology (HIT) refers to a coordinated sequence of technological processes in the management of health information for use by providers, payers, consumers and other stakeholders in an established healthcare environment. Although evolving an effective HIT may be demanding and time-consuming, HIT is seen as the most promising tool for healthcare quality improvement, safe and effective healthcare delivery systems. It is significantly essential to healthcare systems to ensure safer, more patient-centred and efficient care, and to support audit, quality improvement initiatives, public health, health service planning and research. However, there is observed lack of effective health information management systems in developing nations due to the prevalence of cumbersome paper-based and disjointed health data management capable of impairing effective healthcare decision making process. The implementation of HIT requires the willingness of players and stakeholders in the healthcare industry. Therefore, health information management professionals who have leadership roles to play in the designing of health information technology would have to own up to their obligations in order to ensure effective implementation. In the same vein, other stakeholders would have to be more proactive and the governments’ interventions in ensuring effective implementation would become essential in developing nations.
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