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INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGIC PLAN
ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT

Health Information System

Jackie Hooten

INF690: ISS Capstone Seminar Dr. Chiji Ohayia February 13, 2012

Table of Contents
Proposal------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 A. Purpose-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 B. What is health information system?--------------------------------------------------- 3 C. Strategic challenges----------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 D. Data storage and use---------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 E. Essential sources of health-related information------------------------------------ 6 Part I----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 A. What Are The Potential Efficiency Savings From HIT? ------------------------ 7 B. What Are The Potential Safety Benefits Of EMR Systems? -------------------- 7 C. EXHIBIT 2--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 D. Estimation of the current HIT adoption and related factors. ------------------- 9

Part II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 A. Overview of Current System Operations------------------------------------------- 10 B. Increasing Preventive Services Could Save Lives with Only a Small Increase in Cost C. Figure 3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11

Part III------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 12 A. Figure 4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 13 B. Recommendations ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 C. Conclusion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 Appendix A ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 Figure 5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 References -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16

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Proposal

Purpose
Health information incorporates all the data needed by policy makers, clinicians and health service users to improve and protect population health. Few countries in the world today have effective and comprehensive systems in place to gather this data. Yet there has never been a greater need for robust health information. As the world community has turned its attention to meeting Millennium Development Goal targets, and ever increasing resources are going towards preventing and treating high burden diseases such as HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, decision-makers need to be able to measure whether policies and programmers are working, and whether progress is being made towards the goals that have been set. What is health information system?

In concept, health information system (HIS) is a system for the collection/processing of data from various sources, and using the information for policy making and management of health services. It could be paper-based or electronic. To apply this to a nation, a country HIS integrates data from civil/vital registration, censuses, population surveys, facility surveys, individual records, service records and resource records for policy making and efficient management of health services. There is general agreement among all that a...
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