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Health Information System


Dr. Farid Ghrayeb

What does “System” mean?

What does “System” mean?

  • A system is a group of interrelated components working together toward a common goal by accepting inputs and producing outputs in an organized transformation process.

Information System

Information System

  • Is a collection of people, procedures, software, hardware, and data .They all work together to provide information essential to running an organization.
  • The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) defines an information system as “An automated system that uses computer hardware and software to record, manipulate, store, recover, and disseminate data (that is, a system that receives and processes input and provides output)”
  • أي نظام يتلقى المدخلات ويعالجها ويوفر المخرجات

Information System

  • Automated system
    • Computer hardware and software
      • Receives data
      • Processes data
      • Outputs data
    • Supports the functions of the organization

Information System

  • General characteristics are the capability through the use of hardware and software to accept inputs from users, access and process the data received, as well as store, manage, and present information back to the user.

Health Information System

  • A system that integrates data collection, processing, reporting, and use of the information necessary for improving health service effectiveness and efficiency through better management at all levels of health services.
  • levels of health services include:

Service Delivery Functions in Health Units

  • First level (dispensaries المستوصفات)
    • To provide curative care for the most common health problems
    • To provide prenatal care services
    • To provide family planning services
  • Secondary level (First referral level)
    • To organize out-patient referral clinics
    • To provide in-patient services
    • To manage medical, surgical & gynecological emergencies
    • To provide X-ray and laboratory facilities
  • Tertiary level
    • To provide all types of surgical interventions
    • To provide specialized care

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