Private organizations are using information technology in a variety of ways to overcome barriers to financing and delivering health care to poor individuals in developing countries, according to a new report (Lewis T et al. Bull World Health Organ. 2012;90:332-340 doi:10.2471/BLT.11.099820).
Researchers in the United States searched the database of the Center for Health Market Innovations, which includes 1200 health programs in more than 100 countries, to identify health programs enabled by information technology—called e-health—in 16 low- and middle-income countries.
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