Rethinking health planning: A framework for organising information to underpin collaborative health planning

Gudes, Ori, Kendall, Elizabeth, Yigitcanlar, Tan, Pathak, Virendra and Baum, Scott (2010) Rethinking health planning: A framework for organising information to underpin collaborative health planning. Health Information Management Journal, 39 2: 18-29.

Author Gudes, Ori
Kendall, Elizabeth
Yigitcanlar, Tan
Pathak, Virendra
Baum, Scott
Title Rethinking health planning: A framework for organising information to underpin collaborative health planning
Journal name Health Information Management Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1833-3583
1833-3575
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 18
End page 29
Total pages 12
Place of publication North Ryde, NSW Australia
Publisher Health Information Management Association of Australia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 2911 Leadership and Management
2719 Health Policy
Formatted abstract
The field of collaborative health planning faces significant challenges created by the narrow focus of the available information, the absence of a framework to organise that information and the lack of systems to make information accessible and guide decision-making. These challenges have been magnified by the rise of the 'healthy communities movement', resulting in more frequent calls for localised, collaborative and evidence-driven health related decision-making. This paper discusses the role of decision support systems as a mechanism to facilitate collaborative health decision-making. The paper presents a potential information management framework to underpin a health decision support system and describes the participatory process that is currently being used to create an online tool for health planners using geographic information systems. The need for a comprehensive information management framework to guide the process of planning for healthy communities has been emphasised. The paper also underlines the critical importance of the proposed framework not only in forcing planners to engage with the entire range of health determinants, but also in providing sufficient flexibility to allow exploration of the local setting-based determinants of health.
Keyword Clinical decision support systems
Collaboration
Community health planning
Health planning
Healthy people programs
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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