May 2015
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Anta, Rafael; García, Patricia J.; Maffioli, Alessandro; Perez Lu, Jose; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda
We evaluate the effectiveness of sending text messages to pregnant women containing appointment reminders and suggestions for healthy behaviors during pregnancy. Receiving messages had an overall…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Marín, Javier; García Zaballos, Antonio
Este documento es una introducción a la influencia y beneficios de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TICs) en los sectores estratégicos de la sociedad: salud, educación,…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Balsa, Ana; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper summarizes a randomized experiment to study the effects of an Internet-based intervention on type 2 diabetes patients in Montevideo, Uruguay. A specially designed website and electronic…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Humpage, Sarah D.
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems are increasingly used in developing countries to improve quality of care while increasing efficiency. There is little systematic evidence, however, regarding…
Aug 2005
Author(s): Raghunathan, Adithya
Este estudio se propone explorar las infraestructuras inalámbricas de Internet y el costo de sus aplicaciones en salud, educación, gobierno y comercio. Analiza su efectividad en relación a los costos…
Nov 2000
Author(s): Ca'Zorzi, Antonio
This paper discusses the impact of electronic commerce on the private sector of developing countries and outlines the potential role of the Inter American Development Bank in promoting the use of ICT…