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Refereed papers Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countries

By Hamish Sf, Fraser Mbchb Msc, Paul Biondich, Md Ms, Deshen Moodley Msc, Burke W Mamlin Md and Peter Szolovits

Abstract

The developing world faces a series of health crises including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis that threaten the lives of millions of people. Lack of infrastructure and trained, experienced staff are considered important barriers to scaling up treatment for these diseases. In this paper we explain why information systems are important in many healthcare projects in the developing world. We discuss pilot projects demonstrating that such systems are possible and can expand to manage hundreds of thousands of patients. We also pass on the most importan

Year: 2009
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