Digital Health Information System in Africa’s resource poor countries: current challenges and opportunities

Authors

  • Mohamud SHEIKH Centre for Research Excellence, UNSW Sydney

Keywords:

Health information systems, Developing Countries, Digital age, Health Care Delivery, Africa.

Abstract

Inequitable digital advance is widely considered as responsible for the widening gap in health and socioeconomic prosperity of many developing countries, particularly Africa’s resource poor nations. Digital Health Information System, a useful health care delivery tool, has globally evolved rapidly over the past decade alone. Health institutions furnished with state of the art health information system have benefited their service users, through easing of patient health information retrieval, dissemination, exploratory research, and ultimately efficiency of care provision. This review article aims to examine the current challenges and opportunities faced by Africa’s developing countries.

Published

2014-06-05

How to Cite

SHEIKH, M. (2014). Digital Health Information System in Africa’s resource poor countries: current challenges and opportunities. Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries, 8(1). Retrieved from https://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/article/view/118

Issue

Section

Research Articles