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Table 4 Comparison of Israel and Portugal-main barriers and challenges (according to the interviewees)

From: Health information technology implementation - impacts and policy considerations: a comparison between Israel and Portugal

  Israel Portugal
Lack of knowledge of applications No No
Cost effectiveness unknown No No
Lack of legal policies/regulation Yes -
Perceived costs too high No Yes/No
Underdeveloped infrastructure No No
Lack of research Yes -
Lack of leadership - Yes
Physicians Yes Yes