Issues and challenges for health information systems in the Pacific

Lum On, Miriam, Bennett, Vicki and Whittaker, Maxine (2012) Issues and challenges for health information systems in the Pacific. Pacific Health Dialog, 18 1: 20-24.

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Author Lum On, Miriam
Bennett, Vicki
Whittaker, Maxine
Title Issues and challenges for health information systems in the Pacific
Journal name Pacific Health Dialog   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1015-7867
Publication date 2012-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 20
End page 24
Total pages 5
Editor Sitaleki Finau
Nicola Hodge
Place of publication Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Publisher Health Research Council of the Pacific
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this paper is to summarise common issues and challenges for health information systems (HIS) in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) as identified by Pacific participants at two meetings held by the HIS Knowledge Hub in 2009 and provide suggestions for future action. The global agenda and drivers of HIS were discussed at both meetings to provide a clearer understanding of how Pacific Island countries are positioned within the larger international agenda. The two meetings provided the opportunity for participants to highlight suggestions for future action. Many of the solutions proposed highlighted the potential for regional solutions to progress the issue. This suggests an urgent need for national health authorities and regional partners to agree on strategies and programs to derive maximum benefit from regional HIS resources.
Keyword National health authorities
Regional partners
Health information systems
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Edition: Health Information Systems in the Pacific

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