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Evidence based healthcare planning in developing countries : an informatics perspective

By Indika Ranasinghe, Tony R. Sahama and Prasad K. Yarlagadda

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Most of the national Health Information Systems (HIS) in resource limited developing countries do not serve the purpose of management support and thus the service is adversely affected. While emphasising the importance of timely and accurate health information in decision making in healthcare planning, this paper explains that Health Management Information System Failure is commonly seen in developing countries as well as the developed countries. It is suggested that the possibility of applying principles of Health Informatics and the technology of Decision Support Systems should be seriously considered to improve the situation. A brief scientific explanation of the evolution of these two disciplines is included

Topics: 080000 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
Publisher: HISA Ltd., 2009
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:60698

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