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Table 1 Validation experts’ opinion on the fundamental concepts that guided the framework design

From: Validation of an e-health readiness assessment framework for developing countries

StatementsLikert scale responsesa from globally located expertsMedian score
BotswanaLMIC within SSALMIC outside SSADeveloped world
1. Overall ‘eReadiness’ of a setting has an impact on its ‘ehealth readiness’.4656565566565666
2. Assessment of ehealth readiness needs to be conducted separately for each component of ehealth (health informatics, telehealth, ecommerce, and technology enabled learning).4655454625565655
3. Use of separate ehealth readiness assessment tools is necessary for technical and nontechnical individuals (e.g., ICT staff versus clinicians or managers).5656555625465245
4. Stakeholder engagement is a prerequisite for ehealth readiness.5666566666666666
5. Government needs to be at the core of the stakeholder engagement process.5566446665664145
6. The private sector is an essential stakeholder to be engaged.5566566656655336
7. Community leaders are an essential stakeholder to be engaged.5566556656655355
8. International partners are an essential stakeholder to be engaged.4556556656535535
9. NGOs, humanitarian organisations, and faith based groups are an essential stakeholder to be engaged.5556555655555425
10. Presence of relevant ehealth infostructure and infrastructure are a prerequisite for ehealth readiness.6654664666665146
11. Presence of a national ehealth strategy is a prerequisite for ehealth readiness.6554564665664146
Median overall score response from each expert555655565666534 
  1. aSix point Likert scale; From 1 = strongly disagree to 6 = strongly agree