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Exploring the potential and challenges of using mobile based technology in strengthening health information systems: Experiences from a pilot study
AMCIS 2010 Proceedings
  • Arunima Mukherjee, Society for Health Information Systems Programme
  • Saptarshi Purkayastha, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Abstract

This paper empirically examines the challenges of introducing a mobile based reporting system (called SCDRT) within the public health system in India to strengthen the health information systems, and also discusses the approaches to address these challenges. Taking an “infrastructure” perspective, various socio-technical challenges relating to technology, operator and usage are discussed. Scaling, in geographical and functional terms, is discussed with a focus on aspects of “attractors” and “motivation.”

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Arunima Mukherjee and Saptarshi Purkayastha. "Exploring the potential and challenges of using mobile based technology in strengthening health information systems: Experiences from a pilot study" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/saptarshi_purkayastha/1/