FHS is pleased to announce the publication of a new supplement in BMC Globalization and Health, titled Innovation in health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
There is a growing interest in new technologies and innovative organizational arrangements as a means to improve a health system’s performance. However, only a small proportion of the many investments in innovations have been shown to have an impact on health system performance at scale. The papers in this series, published in Globalization and Health, analyze the factors that enable and constrain the emergence and diffusion of health system innovations. They bring alternative perspectives to this issue, based on diverse local contexts and different types of innovation. The aim is to provide a stronger basis for the formulation of strategies for managing health system change in low- and middle-income countries.
The purpose of this thematic issue is to stimulate analyses of innovation in the context of complex and dynamic health systems. Although the focus is on low and middle-income countries, the papers have a wider geographic relevance.
The supplement is ongoing and the editors have decided to open the thematic issue to other papers relevant to the theme, inviting authors of papers to submit them for consideration by the thematic issue.
Articles in the supplement:
Editorial (Gerald Bloom et al): Health system innovations: adapting to rapid change
Research (Linda Waldman et al): ‘We have the internet in our hands’: Bangladeshi college students’ use of ICTs for health information
Review (Gerald Bloom et al): ICTs and the challenge of health system transition in low and middle-income countries