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International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research


Major Challenges and Constraint of Integrating Health Information Systems in African Countries: A Namibian Experience

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Author(s) Titus Tossy
On Pages 274-279
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 7
Issue Date July, 2014
Publishing Date July, 2014
Keywords Health Information Systems, integration, challenges, constraint, Namibia


Abstract


This paper is located within the global debates about integrated Health Information Systems (HIS) in developing countries. From a Namibian experience, this paper examines the major challenges and constrains facing the integration of HIS. The rationale for the examination stems from the notion that the Namibia healthcare is yet to integrate the HIS, despite huge investments and efforts being made on ground. Based on own experience and backed up by a literature review, semi-structured interviews, and participant observation, major challenges and constraint in the integration of HIS and possible solutions are presented and structured. Finally the paper proposes measures within the HIS in the form of annual health providerís workshop that could be implemented in order to share the experiences and lesson learned.

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