A Survey of Health Data Models in Sub-Saharan Africa

Adebayo Idowu, Rotimi Adagunodoi

Abstract


Globally, diseases has been a treat to the health of people living in different part of the world both developed and developing nations but there are some diseases that affect developing nations than developed countries of the world such diseases are HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

With the use of a reliable and flexible health data model for development of an electronic health records system, high quality real time health information would be available to the health care providers, researchers, decision makers and all health stakeholders.

In this paper, we present a review of the two existing health data models developed for two countries in sub Saharan Africa region. We started with a brief review of three globally leading health data models. We present the review of the model based on strengths and limitations and finally provide a comparative analysis of the two health data models based on the structure, functionality of the models.

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