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Challenges in predicting health needs and disease patterns: a case study on the implementation of an electronic hospital separation record in Sri Lanka

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Kariyawasam, N and Dayaratne, B and Turner, P, Challenges in predicting health needs and disease patterns: a case study on the implementation of an electronic hospital separation record in Sri Lanka, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 192, (1) pp. 1067. ISSN 0926-9630 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1067

Abstract

This paper presents analysis and insights arising from the pilot implementation of a national electronic hospital separation record system in Sri Lanka. The paper reveals that while a successful technical implementation has been achieved, numerous socio-technical challenges remain. The paper provides a tangible example of the difficulties faced by developing countries when being encouraged to rush to introduce national e-health systems. Critically, over-confidence in the accuracy, validity and inviolability of electronic data poses real challenges for local and national decision-making around prediction of disease patterns and health needs.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Information Systems Development Methodologies
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information Services
Objective Field:Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services
Author:Kariyawasam, N (Mr Kariyawasam)
Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:89285
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Computing and Information Systems
Deposited On:2014-02-27
Last Modified:2014-02-27
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