Digital Technology for Health Sector Governance in Low- and Middle-income Countries

  • By: Isaac Holeman, Tara Patricia Cookson, and Claudia Pagliari
  • Published Date: September 2016
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Strengthening health sector governance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) can reach far beyond simply mitigating corruption and inefficiency in health service delivery.

The USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance Project funded this scoping review—conducted by Isaac Holeman, Tara Patricia Cookson, and Claudia Pagliari; and published in the Journal of Global Health—to study the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in governance strengthening interventions.

As the researchers explain, they believe that, "this is the first formal scoping review to have examined the literature on ICT for good governance interventions in the context of LMIC health care systems."

This scoping review, although just an early look at the use of ICT to improve health system governance, should be particularly useful for decision-makers as they design similar interventions.

Download the full-length key findings of the scoping review.