Background Paper

Health Information Technology Adoption Among Health Centers: A Digital Divide in the Making?
July 23, 2007


Adil Moiduddin & Daniel S. Gaylin, Consultants


This background paper describes the current status of efforts to implement health information technology in community health centers. It summarizes the benefits experienced by health centers that have pioneered the use of information technology and examines the challenges that have hindered wider adoption. The paper identifies a range of policy options that have been considered to promote broader use of information technology by health centers.

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