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Evaluating computerised health information systems: Opportunities were missed

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.162-b (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:162
  1. Warren J Winkelman (wwinkelm@uhnres.utoronto.ca), researcher
  1. Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada

    EDITOR—Littlejohns et al describe a failed attempt to implement a computerised information system among 42 hospitals in the Limpopo province of South Africa. They provide a typology of possible reasons for this failure, retrospectively summarising the lessons learnt.1

    Implementing an information system can be viewed as an organisational innovation process that contributes to the maintenance and improvement of its overall performance and …

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