Vol 66 (2015)

In volume 66, we present eight papers starting with a case study relating to the implementation of a health information system in Oman. Al-Gharbi, Gattoufi, Al-Badi and Al-Hashmi carefully analyse various aspects of the implementation process, focusing in particular on project management, exploring what went wrong, why and how the project could be rescued.

In the second paper, Mierzwa, Souidi, Austrian, Hewett, Isaac, Maimbolwa and Wu report on the ways in which research-based organisations are continually striving to locate newer and lower cost technological solutions, particularly in the international public health sphere, together with the hurdles that such moves may entail.

In the third paper, Magesa, Michael and Ko develop a framework for the accessing of agricultural market information in rural communities that may lack appropriate technological infrastructures.

In the fourth paper, Tarus and Gichoya consider the challenges associated with the implementation of e-learning programmes in Kenyan universities. Drawing on a broad survey of the various users of these systems, they make recommendations for the preconditions that must be satisfied before such implementation is likely to be successful.

In the fifth paper, Sam draws upon domestication theory in an ethnographic exploration of the adoption, popularity and use of mobile Internet by marginalised young people in post-conflict Sierra Leone. The author documents both the factors that drive adoption as well as the barriers to the same adoption in this context. Recommendations are made for practice in this context.

In the sixth paper, Johnson and Thakur report on an exploratory case study investigation into the use of mobile phones in the business ecosystem of the informal economy in Jamaica. While the ecosystem is competitive and hierarchical, there are also opportunities for information sharing in a more cooperative fashion.

In the seventh paper, Nguyen, Ha and Braa document how architectural knowledge played a significant role in the establishment of the health information infrastructure in Vietnam.

In the eighth paper, Kivunike, Ekenberg, Danielson and Tusubira continue the healthcare theme with an evaluation of healthcare delivery in Uganda. They employ a structured approach to measure actual ICT contributions in different contexts, notably by by facilitating qualitative data elicitations, aggregation, analysis and evaluation. 

Table of Contents


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Research Papers

Al-Shifa Healthcare Information System in Oman: A Debatable Implementation Success PDF
Khamis Al-Gharbi, Said M. Gattoufi, Ali Hamad Al-Badi, Ali Al-Hashmi # of downloads: 222

Transitioning Customized ACASI Windows .NET Solution to Android Java on Lower-Priced Devices and Technical Lessons Learned PDF
Stanley Mierzwa, Samir Souidi, Karen Austrian, Paul Hewett, Adan Isaac, Minyoi Maimbolwa, Chung Wu # of downloads: 107

Towards a Framework for Accessing Agricultural Market Information PDF
Mawazo Mwita Magesa, Kisangiri Michael, Jesuk Ko # of downloads: 82

E-Learning in Kenyan Universities: Preconditions for Successful Implementation PDF
John Kiptarbey Tarus, David Gichoya # of downloads: 314

Exploring Mobile Internet use among Marginalised Young People in Post-conflict Sierra Leone PDF
Steven Sam # of downloads: 96

Mobile Phone Ecosystems and the Informal Sector in Developing Countries – Cases from Jamaica PDF
Stephen Christopher Johnson, Dhanaraj Thakur # of downloads: 167

Assembling a National Health Information Infrastructure: The Case of Vietnam PDF
Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Son Thai Ha, Jorn Braa # of downloads: 104

Using a Structured Approach to Evaluate ICT4D: Healthcare Delivery in Uganda PDF
Florence N Kivunike, Love Ekenberg, Mats Danielson, F. F. Tusubira # of downloads: 142



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