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Table 2 A summary of validation experts’ responses to suggested modifications to the framework; open-ended responses

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

QuestionsResponses from globally located experts
BotswanaLMIC within SSALMIC outside SSADeveloped world
1. Considering the narration given with regards to governance, is this theme rightfully placed in the framework?++++++++e++++++
2. Considering the narration given with regards to stakeholder issues, is this theme rightfully placed in the framework?++++++++e++++ee
3. Considering the narration given with regards to resources, is this theme rightfully placed in the framework?+++++++++++++++
4. Considering the narration given with regards to access, is this theme rightfully placed in the framework?++++e+++e++++e+
5. Considering the narration given with regards to organisational readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++++++e++++e+
6. Considering the narration given with regards to technological/infrastructural readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++++++e++++e+
7. Considering the narration given with regards to healthcare provider readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++e+++e++++e+
8. Considering the narration given with regards to engagement readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++e++++++++ee
9. Considering the narration given with regards to societal readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++e++++++++e+
10. Considering the narration given with regards to core readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++e++++++++ee
11. Considering the narration given with regards to government readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++e+++e++++++
12. Considering the narration given with regards to public/patient readiness, is this e-health readiness type rightfully placed in the framework?++++e+++++++eee
13. Considering the intent of the framework proposed, which is to guide e-health readiness assessment in the context of developing countries (using Botswana as the exemplar), and considering the proviso that specifics of the content must be modified to be context (country) specific: Is the framework in its current form suitable to achieve this?++++++++e+e+ee
14. Do you believe the eHRAF (as modified based upon expert validation by you and others) will be a useful tool for developing countries?++++++++++++++
  1. + = Agreement; − = Disagreement; e = Equivocal