About the Authors

Lorraine Catwell, Aziz Sheikh
Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

AS is and has been involved in a number of evaluations of IT in health care funded by Asthma UK, British Lung Foundation, Intel, CSO, and the NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme. He is principal investigator on projects evaluating the international literature on the impact of eHealth on the quality and safety of health care, a benefits assessment of the impact of increased structuring and coding of patient data, and the evaluation of the national implementation of electronic health records into hospitals in England.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LC AS. Wrote the first draft of the paper: LC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: LC AS.