Information and communications technology for future health systems in developing countries.

  title={Information and communications technology for future health systems in developing countries.},
  author={Henry Lucas},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={66 10},
There has been much discussion of the role that recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) could play in improving health systems in developing countries, but limited independent analysis of existing applications. Combining a case study approach with a general discussion of the issues, this paper attempts to assess the potential benefits of a diverse range of ICT innovations and some of the constraints they will need to overcome. Four broad areas are considered… CONTINUE READING
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