IT Governance: a simple solution to the complex problem of building national scale health information systems

Information and communications technology has become pervasive in many sectors, health included. Yet rather than streamlining health processes, it seems ICT only serves to add to the fragmentation with the creation of more information silos. Improperly implemented, ICT can introduce new risks and additional complexity to an already overworked sector. Emerging from the chaos is IT Governance, a that encourages the use of frameworks to guide stakeholders from the many confusing elements of a health information system.