Trends, findings, and opportunities: An archival review of health information systems research in Nigeria

Show simple item record Kenny, Grace O'Connor, Yvonne Eze, Emmanuel Heavin, Ciara 2018-02-07T16:21:18Z 2018-02-07T16:21:18Z 2017-07
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, G., O'Connor, Y., Eze, E. and Heavin, C. (2017) 'Trends, Findings, and Opportunities: An Archival Review of Health Information Systems Research in Nigeria'. Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS), (2) pp. 73-92. Available at en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 73 en
dc.identifier.endpage 92 en
dc.description.abstract Low and middle income countries continue to struggle with limited availability of healthcare capability and resources. Recently, a variety of health information systems (HIS) projects have been piloted in an attempt to overcome these challenges by improving the quality of data to support the delivery of healthcare services from the community to hospital settings. Indeed, existing literature considers a breath of pilot HIS studies that have been undertaken in African countries. This study focuses on HIS interventions in the West African country of Nigeria. This paper conducts an archival analysis of existing literature on HIS in Nigeria published in premier Information Systems (IS) and Health Informatics outlets. This analysis provides a comprehensive picture of existing literature by identifying trends, discussing findings, and proposing new research opportunities. The 18 articles meeting the inclusion criteria are reviewed. Using a framework developed by Leon, Schneider, and Daviaud (2012), we consider current trends to elucidate the factors influencing health IS implementation in developing countries. Several challenges face IS implementation in Nigeria such as the lack of policy guidance, resistance among end users, and cultural barriers. Existing studies are limited in scope, theory, and level of analysis applied. The paper contributes to the literature by providing practical recommendations to better navigate future HIS implementations in developing countries, while also identifying avenues through which IS researchers can advance the HIS literature in an empirical, theoretical, and practical sense. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (New Horizons REPRO/2015/116) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) en
dc.rights © 2017 by Grace Kenny, Yvonne O’ Connor, Emmanuel Eze, and Ciara Heavin en
dc.subject Health information systems en
dc.subject Mobile health en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Archival review en
dc.subject Future research en
dc.title Trends, findings, and opportunities: An archival review of health information systems research in Nigeria en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ciara Heavin, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS) en
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