Thanks for sharing your experience. Hopefully, running into a brick wall did not discourage you and your colleagues. If you cannot knock down the wall, find ways to walk around it. Throwing in the towel is NOT an option.
A couple of years ago, I was invited to a healthcare conference hosted by one of the South Eastern State government where the health commissioner proudly announced his ban on condoms in the state; reason - personal religious belief and abstinence enforcement. Efforts to get him to revisit the subject were to no avail.
Until your likes are brought to the fishbowl (decision making table), ignorance will continue to impede progress.
HIFA profile: Obi Egbuniwe is an independent health information technology consultant in Houston, Texas, Ambassador - University of New England Health Informatics Online Program, and a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS). Professional interests: International Adviser/Consultant in telemedicine, digital/population health. Email: obiora1 AT yahoo.com