Effective health information exchange (HIE) is essential to the provision of high quality care and the efficient running of health systems.
There is currently limited capacity to undertake HIE in many low- and middle-income country (LMICs) settings.
This systematic review has found that structural, political and financial considerations are important barriers to promoting HIE in LMICs.
These barriers can however be overcome through the combination of leadership, vision, use of low cost technologies, and alignment with national and local initiatives that are dependant of data sharing.
Barriers and facilitators to health information exchange in low- and middle-income country settings: a systematic review