||<p>Background: Primary healthcare is an important facet of non-communicable disease
treatment and eHealth is a viable strategy to strengthen PHC in urban low-middle income
settings such as in Lima, Peru. This study aimed to describe the current use of eHealth
technologies in primary healthcare settings in urban Peru, assess the perceived effectiveness
of eHealth technologies in NCD service delivery at the PHC level, and identify barriers
and facilitators to the utilization of eHealth technologies at the PHC level.</p><p>Methods:
In-depth interviews using a semi-structured interview guide were conducted among identified
and invited policy makers, researchers and experts, and healthcare workers in Lima,
Peru. Three districts in Lima were selected and interviews with healthcare workers
were conducted at facilities from those districts. Interviews were transcribed and
thematic analysis was utilized to identify themes in the data.</p><p>Results: A total
of 14 participants were interviewed, including 2 policymakers, 5 experts, and 7 healthcare
workers. Current use of eHealth were electronic medical records and telehealth applications.
Participants were in favor of eHealth use and perceived eHealth as being effective.
Human resources and digital literacy were factors cited as facilitators while data
security, political climate, and compatibility were seen as barriers to implementation
and utilization of eHealth. </p><p>Conclusions: The use of eHealth in Peru is still
in its early stages, particularly in PHC settings and for service delivery of NCDs.
At the intersection of these three topics there has been little progression of integration
and utilization. Sentiment towards eHealth among researchers, policymakers, and healthcare
workers is high and a number of barriers must be addressed to implement and utilize
eHealth and reap its benefits.</p>