Establishement of a Healthcare Information System
Having healthcare information on a disposal which is reliable and timely is a base for starting up any action on the healthcare system. But often, especially in developing countries, such information is not available, because these are traits of insufficient investment in data collection system, their analyses, understanding and usage. As a result, managers in these countries are not able to identify problems and needs, also to monitor progress and assess the impact of interventions which appear as a condition to make decisions related to health policy and the design of programs and allocations of resources which are based on evidence.
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