Information Systems and Information Technology in Health: Challenges and Solutions for Latin America and the Caribean

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Corporate Author: PAHO

Author(s): Daniel López Acuña, Roberto J. Rodrigues


"Rightly designed and deployed, health information systems have the potential of producing valuable management-oriented administrative and clinical information for service and program operation and patient care. Such systems are critical to many areas: effective and efficient decisions for individual and collective healthcare activities, planning, operation, supervision and control, in the evaluation and monitoring of the health status of human groups, etc.