This paper reviews current research on health information technology (HIT), exploring HIT's ability to improve the quality of healthcare, particularly in under-resourced settings.
This paper shares the findings of a review of 105 peer-reviewed studies on HIT (from 2004 - 2009), supported by interviews with key stakeholders and experts in the field. The authors explore HIT's ability to improve the quality of healthcare, with a discussion of implications of HIT for improving services in under-resourced settings. Some of the key findings demonstrate that, while HIT can deliver measurable improvements, it only works when accompanied by organizational factors. The authors highlight a number of best-practice organizational partnerships and HIT champions.