Evidence based healthcare planning in developing countries : an informatics perspective

Ranasinghe, Indika, Sahama, Tony R., & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2009) Evidence based healthcare planning in developing countries : an informatics perspective. In Sintchenko, Vitali & Croll, Peter (Eds.) HIC 2009: Proceedings; Frontiers of Health Informatics - Redefining Healthcare, HISA Ltd., 2009, Canberra, A. C. T., pp. 149-154.

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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.

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ID Code: 60698
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780980552010
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2013 01:54
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 14:10

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