Leveraging ICT for improved quality services in secondary healthcare facilities in Nigeria: Evidence from Kogi State





Efficiency, Healthcare delivery, Healthcare facilities, ICT, Knowledge, Quality healthcare service, Skills.


This study focused on investigating the relationship between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the provision of high-quality healthcare services. The research employed a survey research design and concentrated on secondary healthcare facilities within the state. A total of 273 healthcare personnel were randomly selected from these facilities using a simple random sampling technique. Data was collected through a well-structured questionnaire. The secondary information was provided through the Kogi State Strategic Health Development Plan, textbooks, journal articles, conference papers, theses, and the internet. The gathered information was analysed using descriptive statistics and linear regression. Data on respondents’ demographic characteristics and ICT utilisation were presented using simple percentages in tables. The findings of the study demonstrated that the adoption of ICT significantly influences the delivery of quality healthcare services in secondary healthcare facilities. Specifically, the utilisation of ICT can enhance patient safety by facilitating comprehension of medical information, enabling online treatment evaluations, monitoring patient progress, and predicting potential medical complications. Based on the results, it can be concluded that improving ICT adoption is crucial for enhancing and sustaining the provision of quality healthcare services. Therefore, the study recommends that the management of secondary healthcare facilities should prioritise efforts to enhance ICT adoption within their operations. The practical implication of the study is that incorporating ICT in healthcare practices can contribute to more informed decision-making and proactive measures, ultimately fostering a safer and more effective healthcare environment in secondary healthcare facilities.


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Nafiu, A. T. ., Agboge, O. R. ., Okpebenyo, W. ., & Sule, Y. . (2024). Leveraging ICT for improved quality services in secondary healthcare facilities in Nigeria: Evidence from Kogi State. Global Journal of Social Sciences Studies, 10(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.55284/gjss.v10i1.1014