Designing a quality health information system: Case study analysis of maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea

Like, Pita, Sahama, Tony R., Windsor, Carol A., & Huxley, Craig (2015) Designing a quality health information system: Case study analysis of maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea. In 51st Annual Medical Symposium - Advancing Women's Health Through Innovation, 30 August - 02 September 2015, Papua New Guinea. (Unpublished)

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) is facing what must seem like an insurmountable challenge to deliver quality healthcare servicesfor women living in both rural and urban areas. Glo bal governing bodies and donor agencies including WHO and UN have indicated that PNG does not have an appropriate health information system. Although there are some systems in place, to date, little research has been conducted on improving or resolving the data integrity and integration issues of the existing health information systems and automating the capture of women and newborns information in PNG. This current research study concentrates on the adoption of eHealth, as an innovative tool to strengthen the health information systems in PNG to meet WHO standards. The research targets maternal and child health focussing on child birth records asan exemplar...

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ID Code: 87242
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: eHealth, Health Information Systems, Maternal and Child Health, Papua New Guinea
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Health Informatics (080702)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2015 04:23
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 03:39

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