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Evaluating computerised health information systems: Article contains inaccuracies

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.163 (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:163
  1. Biagio A Longano (blongan@attglobal.net), independent consultant
  1. 6 Haswell Street, Oaklands, 2192 South Africa

    EDITOR—As one of the “special advisory group of experts” in the Limpopo project, I would like to comment on the article by Littlejohns et al.1 There are several misleading inaccuracies, some self evident: pharmacy management was not part of the IBM contract (correctly reflected in box 2).

    Paradoxically, investments in information technology continue despite the lack of impact on the productivity of health professionals. Unless all the relevant decision …

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