Collecting, managing, and communicating information is a critical part of delivering high-quality, efficient health care. Low-income countries often lack the information technology that is taking root in developed countries to manage health data and work toward evidence-based practice and culture. Partnerships between academic and government institutions in high- and low-income countries can help establish health informatics programs. These programs, in turn, can capture and manage data that are useful to all parties. Several partnerships among academic institutions and public and private organizations, in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, and Peru, are leading the way.
Tierney, William, Andrew Kanter, Hamish S.F. Fraser, and Christopher Bailey. “A Toolkit For E-Health Partnerships In Low-Income Nations.” Health Affairs 29, no. 2 (February 1, 2010): 268-273.