The Belize Health Information System (BHIS) is a dynamic, comprehensive tool that will help to assist the Ministry of Health in providing the best health care services in the quickest, most affordable and efficient way to Belizeans.
The Ministry of Health believes that by transforming innovative ideas into reality, an even more all inclusive tool will be developed to help in the national health reform process. The drive towards the development of this new system will inevitably produce better health services that ultimately lead to a healthier population. Doctors and nurses will be able to quickly and efficiently analyze current data and managers will be able to make important strategic decisions based on the information that will be readily available from the BHIS.
The benefits of this new, dynamic, all inclusive application will be felt not only in the nation's hospitals but everywhere. The BHIS will collect data from the various sectors of the Ministry of Health and will act as a central repository for the critical information that flows in and out of the Ministry of Health.
The Belize Health Information System is also the only system in the world that will integrate the entire health sector of Belize effectively destroying the gaps that are existing between many “stand alone health applications” that are not comprehensive enough to incorporate all the various components of a health care system.
The Ministry of Health believes that Belize is becoming the pioneer in creating an affordable, efficient, effective and confidential computer system that will be sustained in Belize, by Belizeans for the benefit of every Belizean throughout the length and breath of this wonderful country.
For more information:
The Belize Health Information System video documentary: http://www.paho.org/Video/belize.asx
The Belize Health Information System brochure: http://www.blz.paho.org/docs/BHISBooklet02.pdf
Presentation from Mr. Ian Smith, cofounder of the BHIS
http://www.blz.paho.org/docs/HMN technical visit 2009.ppt