Comparing the quality of Latin American e-Health National Websites

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Abstract

This study proposes an e-Health taxonomy based on the assessment of 10 e-Health National Websites. The findings show that the degree of development of e-Health in Latin America is not homogeneous, they do not have the same standards, and they differ in their level of development. In general, the analyzed countries need to improve their e-Health initiatives in terms of diffusion, participation, and standardization. It should be reflected in collective work among governments and companies in the health industry. In this sense, our taxonomy provides governments with a general approach to the main important factors to elaborate, develop, and implement this kind of solutions. Furthermore, based on these results, governments could reinforce the factors that follow some specific dimension. Finally, we want to highlight that these initiatives should be used to reduce the digital gap, especially for access of minorities.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages1418-1426
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010 -
Duration: 1 Dec 2010 → …

Conference

Conference16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010
Period1/12/10 → …

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    Esteves, J., & Lopez, V. W. B. (2010). Comparing the quality of Latin American e-Health National Websites. 1418-1426. Paper presented at 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, AMCIS 2010, .