World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

World Health Organization Publication : Year 2000 ; Issue 9241561998 - (Chapter 11): Using Computers in Health Information Systems

By Randy Wilson

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000156875
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 1.0 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005
Full Text

Title: World Health Organization Publication : Year 2000 ; Issue 9241561998 - (Chapter 11): Using Computers in Health Information Systems  
Author: Randy Wilson
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
Historic
Publication Date:
Publisher: World Health Organization

Citation

APA MLA Chicago

Wilson, R. (n.d.). World Health Organization Publication : Year 2000 ; Issue 9241561998 - (Chapter 11). Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


Description
Medical Reference Publication

Excerpt
Historical overview The social sector in developing countries has been slower than other sectors, such as business, in taking advantage of computer technology, as is the case in industrialized countries. The health services borrowed applications from business during the early implementation of computers, for example from financial accounting, insurance, and inventory management. These were essentially vertical or task-oriented systems used primarily in the background of health service delivery (Greenes & Shortcliffe, 1990). Computerized systems primarily focused on the administration of hospital-based clinical services. In the early 1980s, new uses specific to primary health care began to emerge. One such development was decision support systems with computerized algorithms for disease diagnosis using minicomputers. Research efforts in epidemiology and demography were among the first areas where computers became indispensable for population-based public health work. A variety of computerized applications have been used, principally for analysis of survey and research data. The public domain statistical analysis program called Epi Info, which is widely used in many developing countries, is an example of computer software developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA to make this technology accessible to many health care workers. Some of the first efforts using microcomputers to computerize routinely collected health information in developing countries focused on the entry and analysis of data on service statistics. Vertical programmes like the Expanded Programme on Immunization used computer software to process immunization reports. Essential drugs projects developed software for inventory control and international procurement management. Family planning projects produced software to track the recruitment and retention of contraceptive users and to manage contraceptive logistics.

Table of Contents
NA

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • World Health Organization : Year 2005 ; ... (by )
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organizatio... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Year 2002 ; ... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; ... (by )
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organizatio... (by )
  • World Health Organization Publication : ... (by )
  • World Health Organization Publication : ... (by )
  • World Health Organization, Weekly Epidem... (by )
  • World Health Organization Note for the P... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; ... (by )
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organizatio... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Year 1995 ; ... (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.